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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 Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare 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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abertawe Says:

2016-09-13T01:17:41

No worries, I honestly didn't know that. :)

amberdaydream Says:

2016-09-12T21:08:05

I'm not disagreeing with you. I'm really sorry if that's how it came across, I really don't want to be a nuisance. I think there is confusion regionally; in certain parts of Wales, "u" is a normally close front rounded vowel, which can produce a sound closer to oo than i/ee.

abertawe Says:

2016-09-11T05:33:05

I am Welsh born and have a friend of this name. Anyway I did listen to the recording you're referring to. He has a very heavy lilting accent and as you say, it does make interpreting emphasis muddy. My primary exposure to Welsh has been Northern. I have no clue who would say "EL-oo-net" and to my knowledge this is not valid, the u is not meant to be said as 'oo', that's a "w" sound. Anyway maybe we agree to disagree on this one :)

amberdaydream Says:

2016-09-05T16:24:40

I live on the Welsh border. Emphasis is difficult in Welsh because of the changing pitch in the accent. There's a recorded pronunciation on the BBC website under the Living In Wales section, for some reason comments with links aren't working but hopefully you can find it.

amberdaydream Says:

2016-09-05T16:20:50

I live on the Welsh border. You can hear it pronounced here for yourself:
bbc.co.uk/wales/livinginwal...

abertawe Says:

2016-09-02T19:57:23

I don't get why "el-LOOND" is listed as a pronunciation. Of the Welsh people I've met it's either el-EE-ned or el-IH-ned depending on if they're from the South or North.

abertawe Says:

2016-09-02T19:56:19

It's the penultimate syllable that is emphasized in Welsh... it should be el-EE-ned or el-IH-ned

EW314 Says:

2016-02-01T09:48:14

Lovely! Probably the most striking and interesting of the El- cohort.

Hailey Says:

2016-01-07T16:43:23

I feel like this was a name of one of the priestesses in The Mists of Avalon, but I think her name was "Eiluned."

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-12T11:16:01

Too close to lunatic

lesliemarion Says:

2015-05-25T04:46:25

Love this name!

amberdaydream Says:

2015-05-09T20:06:25

In Wales it's pronounced kind of like EL-oo-net or EL-ih-net. Similar to Russian, a D at the end of a word normally devoices to a T sound. It is very pretty.

Catastroffy Says:

2015-01-02T14:16:52

This is a very interesting and pretty name.

Candler Says:

2014-12-19T02:24:26

I've never even heard of this name before! So beautiful and magical-sounding.