Pronounced Pron. DUEN-WHEN, DOYN-wen?
Other Forms FormsDwyn, Donwen, Donwenna, Dunwen
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Contributor Contrib.Dwynwen777 on 4/6/2009
Possibly from the name of the Celtic god of love, Dwyn combined with the Welsh element gwyn "blessed, white, fair"; or derived from Welsh dwyn "to lead (a life)", in which case it means "to a lead a blessed life". In the 5th century this name was borne by Saint Dwynwen, the founder of a convent at Llanddwyn, off the west coast of Anglesey, and the Welsh patron saint of lovers. According to legend she was a beautiful princess who was visited by an angel.