Gender Masculine
Usage Welsh
Pronounced Pron. shə-WEH-lin(Welsh)
loo-EHL-in(English)
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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

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

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Entry updated January 21, 2022