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Gender: F Pronunciation: el-LOOND or el-EEN-ed Meaning of Eluned: "idol, image" Origin of Eluned: Welsh

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Exotic and mysterious, Eluned's beauty and intelligence were legendary in Welsh legend; she was the handmaiden of the Lady of the Fountain in a Welsh Arthurian romance, who had a magic ring that made the wearer invisible.

The name is also seen as Luned, and is the sounce of Lynette, in Tennyson's Gareth and Lynette.

Famous People Named Eluned

Eluned Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Ely, Welsh politician, member of the House of Lords
Eluned Morgan, Welsh-Argentinian writer

Pop Culture References for the Name Eluned

Lunete, handmaiden and advisor to the Lady of the Fountain in Arthurian legend, described in Chrétien de Troyes' 'Yvain, the Knight of the Lion as "a charming brunette, prudent, clever and polite..."

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