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Gender: F Meaning of Bronwen: "white breast" Origin of Bronwen: Welsh

Bronwen is widespread in Wales, but still rare enough here to sound somewhat exotic--we think Bronwen is a real winner. (Note: the Bronwyn spelling is strictly for males in its native land.)

Bronwen Morgan is the lovely heroine of the classic novel and movie How Green Was My Valley. In Welsh mythology, Bronwen was the daughter of Llyr, the god of the sea.

Close cousin Branwen appears in Welsh medieval literature as a tragic figure who was turned into a bird. The ancient Welsh worshipped her as goddess of the moon and love.

Famous People Named Bronwen

Bronwen Hughes, Canadian film director
Bronwen Mantel, Canadian actress
Bronwen Maddox, British journalist
Bronwen Weber, American pastry chef and TV competitor
Bronwen Knox, Australian Olympic water polo player
Bronwen Wallace, Canadian poet
Bronwen Watson, Australian Olympic rower

Pop Culture References for the name Bronwen

Bronwen "Stormy" Llewellyn, character in Dean Koontz's "Odd Thomas"