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Llywelyn

Heartlhu-WEL-een
Welsh, 'leader's image'
"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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Famous People Named Llywelyn

  • Llywelyn the GreatPrince of Gwynedd
  • Llywelyn ap GruffuddPrince of Wales
  • Llywelyn ap MerfynKing of Powys
  • Llywelyn ap SeisyllKing of Gwynedd
  • Llywelyn BrenWelsh revolutionary
  • Llywelyn ap DafyddPrince of Gwynedd
  • Llywelyn WilliamsWelsh MP

Llywelyn in Pop Culture

  • Llywelyn is the original Welsh spellingLlewellyn the Anglicization.