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Gender: Female Pronunciation: EL-in-ned Meaning of Eluned: "idol, image" Origin of Eluned: Welsh

The name Eluned is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "idol, image". Eluned and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Exotic and mysterious, Eluned's beauty and intelligence were legendary in Welsh legend; she was the handmaiden of the Lady of the Fountain in a Welsh Arthurian romance, who had a magic ring that made the wearer invisible. Pronunciation is usually similar in emphasis to Eleanor, but with ned instead of nor at the end. However, it's sometimes also pronounced el-LIN-ed or even shortened to Luned, the sounce of Lynette, in Tennyson's Gareth and Lynette.

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Famous People Named Eluned

Saint Eluned, also known as Luned or Lynette, of Wales
Eluned Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Ely, Welsh politician, member of the House of Lords
Eluned Morgan, Welsh-Argentinian writer

Pop Culture References for the name Eluned

Lunete, handmaiden and advisor to the Lady of the Fountain in Arthurian legend, described in Chrétien de Troyes' 'Yvain, the Knight of the Lion as "a charming brunette, prudent, clever and polite..."
Eluned, a beautiful elf in RuneScape

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