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Gender: Female Pronunciation: eye-LON-wee Origin of Eilonwy: Invented literary name

Eilonwy Origin and Meaning

The name Eilonwy is a girl's name of Welsh origin.

Eilonwy is a Welsh-inspired name created by Lloyd Alexander for his novel series The Chronicles of Prydain. The character appeared in Disney's adaptation of the series. In both the books and on the screen, Eilonwy is a feisty yet kind character.

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Princess Hockey Says:

2019-12-27T18:44:38

Gorgeous in print, just dislike the "wee" sound at the end. Worried it would be a source of teasing when young.

yellowplums Says:

2019-06-20T03:47:09

There's evidence that this wasn't actually invented for the books. 'Eilonwy' was the name of a hymn, refernced in a few articles and newsletters written before the books, and it is also given as the name of the daughter of a mermaid in one myth. It's possible it was just rarely used or only used in one small area, so it wasn't known until the books were published.

Jocelyn Says:

2017-11-26T06:56:29

Eilonwe was originally an elven name!

SparkleNinja18 Says:

2016-04-29T21:53:17

Same!

caroblaise Says:

2016-04-29T19:29:03

I actually really like this name!