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Gender: M Meaning of Llewellyn: "leader's image" Origin of Llewellyn: Welsh, variation of Llywelyn

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Llewellyn/Llywelyn is a common patriotic first name in Wales, with its distinctive Welsh double LL's; in the U.S. Llewellyn would make a daring choice, though with the chance that some might find the ellen sound slightly feminine.

Two princes who played a great role in the medieval Welsh quest for independence were Llewelyn Fawr (Llewelyn the Great) and Llywelyn yr Olaf (Llywelyn the Last).

Llewelyn Moss is a major character in Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, played on screen by Josh Brolin.

Llewellyn, which can be spelled in a number of ways, has some appealing, if quirky, short forms as well--Llew, Lleu and Llelo.

Famous People Named Llewellyn

Peter Llewelyn Davies, inspiration for Peter Pan

Pop Culture References for the Name Llewellyn

Sir Leoline, Christabel's father in the poem 'Christabel' (1797-1801) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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