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

The name Branwen is a girl's name of Celtic origin meaning "blessed raven". Branwen and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Branwen

Branwen Gwyn, Welsh TV presenter

Pop Culture References for the name Branwen

Branwen, beautiful daughter of Llyr in the medieval Welsh "Mabinogi," married the King of Ireland
Branwen Maddox O'Keefe, mother of Calvin O'Keefe in Madeleine L'Engle's book "A Swiftly Tilting Planet"
Branwen Roberts, main character in 1995 Welsh film "Branwen"
Raven Branwen, sister to Qrow Branwen in Roosterteeth's "RWBY"