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Gender: Female Meaning of Branwen: "blessed raven" Origin of Branwen: Celtic

Branwen Origin and Meaning

The name Branwen is a girl's name of Celtic origin meaning "blessed raven".

This is an attractive Celtic mythological name, popular in Wales and a cousin of the better known Bronwyn. In Welsh mythology, Branwen was turned into a bird.

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Comments

Bridey Says:

2018-10-27T20:53:24

The version with an a is actually the older form of the name. In Welsh, Bran and Bron don't sound all that different (and wyn is a masculine ending, while wen is feminine).

Leah_ Says:

2017-09-24T02:51:01

This is just awful. I can't imagine growing up with this name!

Kinyonga Says:

2017-08-06T11:25:16

Branwen was not transformed into a bird in Welsh myth. She tamed a starling, but she wasn't turned into one. Blodeuwedd, on the other hand, was turned into an owl as a punishment for her infidelity to Lleu.

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-01T12:56:44

It feels like a typo when you first see it because an "o" has been replaced by an "a"

fuzzycub Says:

2015-04-02T02:58:32

I prefer Brancereal... for breakfast.

jordalini Says:

2014-10-14T23:46:23

I LOVE this name, I love the strong feel, and feel that it is less masculine then Bronwen. Could call her Annie, which is super cute. Branwen is my favorite.

MaryKathryn Says:

2014-07-11T17:36:10

This just sounds like a southern accent mispronunciation of Bronwen/Bronwyn

LadyVanRaven Says:

2014-04-08T09:18:01

My friends call me this as a nickname (because it means blessed raven and the raven is my Celtic animal plus I have some Welsh heritage). I enjoy being called Branwen, especially since there is the connection with the Welsh Goddess of the same name. Only thing is some of my friends have said that it sounds a bit masculine (which I don't agree with). I GREATLY prefer this over Bronwen/Bronwyn.