Gender: Male Pronunciation: lhu-WEL-een Origin of Llywelyn: Welsh, 'leader's image'

Llywelyn Origin and Meaning

The name Llywelyn is a boy's name of Welsh origin.

This is the original form of the ancient name also spelled Llewelyn. In ancient Wales, it was borne by two princes who for a time united their countrymen in North Wales and led opposition to the power of the Norman barons in the south. Llywelyn ap Iorwerth was the greatest of the Welsh rulers of the Middle Ages. This is a popular patriotic name, with nicknames Llelo and Llew, which is also Welsh for 'lion.'

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Cormorant Says:


Really cool name. It should be noted that the "ll" is not pronounced like an L. Well, it CAN be, and I admittedly like the sound of "Lewelen" but that's not the original pronunciation. The "ll" represents a sound in Welsh that does not exist in English, and in fact exists in very few languages (the only other one I can think of is Xhosa, an example being Nelson Mandela's name Rolihlahla:

Honoria Says:


Such a strong, elegant and masculine classic...