Gender Masculine
Usage Welsh
Pronounced Pron. /ɬəu̯.ˈeː.lɪn/(Welsh) /ɬəu̯.ˈɛ.lɨn/(Welsh) /lu.ˈɛl.ɪn/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Probably a Welsh form of an unattested old Celtic name *Lugubelinos, a combination of the names of the gods Lugus and Belenus, or a compound of Lugus and a Celtic root meaning "strong". Alternatively it may be derived from Welsh llyw "leader". This was the name of several Welsh rulers, notably the 13th-century Llywelyn the Great who fought against the English.

Related Names

Feminine FormsLlewela, Llewella
Surname DescendantsLewis, Llewellyn, Llywelyn(Welsh)

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Entry updated April 23, 2024