Gender Feminine
Usage Welsh
Pronounced Pron. gwehn-SHEE-an
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and probably lliain meaning "flaxen". This name was popular among medieval Welsh royalty. It was borne by the 14th-century daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.

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Entry updated February 4, 2020