Gender: Female Meaning of Bronwyn: "white breast" Origin of Bronwyn: Welsh

Bronwyn Origin and Meaning

The name Bronwyn is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "white breast".

One of the loveliest of the Welsh names, striking the perfect balance between being familiar and unusual. In Wales, the female spelling is always Bronwen, but Americans usually see a "y" as adding femininity.

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CherryBomb50 Says:


I'm not personally a fan but i see potential.

CDG Says:


I love this name! It's always been in my top ten.

LavenderLullabies Says:


Makes me think of Brahmin from Fallout a bit too much due to pronounciation.

Shmoley Says:


I find this name classically beautiful. I have the loveliest friend named Bronwyn who is both beautiful and smart, and now the name reminds me of both qualities. It has a traditional Celtic feel that makes it sound mythical without being silly. It's not like a meaningless trendy name that will go out of fashion in a few years. I don't find it masculine at all, though I don't like cheesy girlie names anyways.

thenamer007 Says:


Well I posted the original comment 10 months ago :P

Jessica Says:


So if that's the case, why reference it at all? I've more often then not heard of it as a variation of Miriam, Moses' sister in the bible.

thenamer007 Says:


Actually no one really knows where it came from, I was going off of something I read awhile ago

SoDallas3 Says:


Mary doesn't actually mean "Sea of bitterness" anyway, it means "Star of the sea."

Cass Chisholm Says:


My sister plans to name a girl this and I can't stand it. I think of Brawny paper towels.

Impwood Says:


This isn't a male name in Wales. It's just a misspelled name. "Wyn" is a masculine suffix, yes, so in the cases of some names, such as Gwyn and Gwen, Aelwyn and Aelwen, one is the male form and one is the female. But Bronwen is a female name without a masculine equivalent, so Bronwyn is just a misspelling.

Impwood Says:


The element of the name said to mean "white" can also be translated as "blessed" "pure" or "holy", and "breast" is symbolic of "heart" -- so, the meaning could also be interpreted as "pure heart".

shannonmarch Says:


I'm with ya...the meaning is just...really weird.

Zelliew Says:


It's a strong name

thenamer007 Says:


I've always viewed this name as awkward looking and not very pleasant sounding either. And...I know Mary/Marie/Maria means "sea of bitterness", and Cameron "crooked nose" but "white breast?" That just adds to the ugliness in my opinion.

ThistleThorn Says:


I'm sorry but this name is horrible. My accent pronounces it like Brahnwyn, also this is the masculine spelling.

clairelaliberte Says:


Yes, it seems a very strong name...

clairelaliberte Says:


Wynnie might be a cute nickname, or just Wyn.

postcardfromparis21 Says:


I don't know, kinda reminds me of "brown".

My opinion: It's almost too feminine for a boy, and yet too masculine for a girl, for my taste anyway. Like said, totally my opinion though.

Actually, I think I don't mind the Bronwen spelling too much, the -wen ending softens it a little. And doesn't remind me so much of "brown" for some reason. :)

DrBronsterMonster Says:


Traditionally the male form of the name Bronwyn is spelt Bronwyn with a wyn, where as the female version of the name is spelt Bronwen.

brash Says:


I love the sound of this name, it's sophisticated. I don't like the look of it though, too heavy with the "bron". Bron seems more masculine to me. And yes, the meaning puts a damper on the name.

That Creepy Stalker Named Tess Says:


One of the lunch ladies at my school is named Bronwyn, and there was also a character in one of my recent performances named Bronwyn. I think it is an incredibly ugly name and I feel bad for people who have that meaning for their name.

Alicia1 Says:


This name has really grown on me to the point where I really like it! Both spellings are cute and work for boys or girls. I have never heard it before, very cool!

l_cotton Says:


I have an aunt named Bronwen (a 'y' in welsh is pronounced like an o, which still sounds fine, but makes it a male name). Her nickname is just Wen, which I think is awfully cute.

ShannonLim Says:


I personally feel this name sounds nice on a girl as the 'wyn' sounds very feminine. But yet the name also feels masculine as well. Probably a nice mix of both. Nevertheless, I love this name although the meaning seems a little strange.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


Y's in names make me think more feminine. Therefore Bronwyn is exceptionally more feminine than Bronwen to me. Maybe it's just an American thing. I don't like the name anyways. It's one of those that it's too masculine for a girl but too feminine for a boy to me.

Illabeth Says:


I know! It always makes me giggle a bit when people change the Welsh -wen to -wyn to make it more feminine! There is a reason Bronwen is spelt as it is.

Myosotis Says:


I like it for a boy (yes, despite the meaning), because it is a boys name. -wyn is masculine and -wen is feminine. I don't really find Bron or Wyn particularly feminine anyway.

Guest Says:


Means 'white breast' ? uh

ambg Says:


This spelling is the name of a character from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.