Meaning & History
Derived from Welsh gwern "alder tree". Gwern is a minor figure in Welsh tradition. He is the son of Matholwch, king of Ireland, and BRANWEN, sister to the king of Britain. He appears in the tale of Branwen, daughter of Llŷr, in which his murder at the hands of his sadistic uncle Efnysien sparks a mutually destructive battle between Britain and Ireland.