Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɡwɪn/(Welsh)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "white, blessed" in Welsh. In Welsh legend Gwyn was a king of the Otherworld and the leader of the Wild Hunt. He appears in the Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen, where he is one of the many who help Culhwch hunt the monstrous boar Trwyth. The story also tells of his rivalry with Gwythyr for the beautiful Creiddylad.

Related Names

VariantsGwynn, Wyn(Welsh)
Other Languages & CulturesGwenneg, Winoc(Breton) Finn(Dutch) Finn(English) Finn, Fynn(German) Finn, Finnian, Fionn, Fionnán(Irish) Finn, Fionn, Fion(Irish Mythology) Finn, Finnén, Finnán(Old Irish)


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Entry updated June 9, 2023