Gender: Female Meaning of Blodwen: "white flower" Origin of Blodwen: Welsh

Blodwen Origin and Meaning

The name Blodwen is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "white flower".

One of the less-appealing Welsh wen names.

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FantasyandPrayer Says:


I've actually started to find this name very attractive 🙂 I can see myself using actually, it seems to strike a balance between delicateness and a lovely, weighty clunkyness which I love in names. Plus I love Welsh names and names that I don't hear often, even living in Wales for a few years now I'm yet to meet a Blodwen. I know Blodwen is the female version, but I like the look of Blodwyn more? Even though it's not correct grammatically :/

Impwood Says:


This name has a simply wonderful meaning, but I do think of blood a bit. I wouldn't rule it out altogether, though.

Zelliew Says:


What sounds great in Welsh doesn't necessarily translate well into English

clairels Says:


I can totally see how it's lovely, but on the other hand a lot of people will make that "blood" connection, no matter what. Neither interpretation is right or wrong; it's just something to be aware of as an educated namer.

l_cotton Says:


I don't think anyone in Wales, especially the north, would bat an eye at this name. I have a cousin with this name and I honestly don't think I realized the connotation with, er, blood until I was much older and people unused to the name pointed it out. Also, she is called Blod (since we were little) and I think if the first four letters of her name made her uncomfortable she would have gone by Wen or Winnie or something like that, obviously it didn't.

I think a name like this, especially if it is a family name, wouldn't be a bad thing. Blod says that she's always loved it because it has always made her feel connected to the family and to our Nana, who's name it is originally. After our Nana died when we were children, it made her feel even prouder.

Sorry, I didn't mean this post to be to emotional, but I absolutely hate that nameberry makes the name seem like something ugly, it truly is lovely.