The name Gwenllian is an elegant name that is often shorten to Gwen. This name has been a prominent name in Welsh history and goes as far back as the medieval times.

Meaning and Origin

Gwenllian meaning – this name is composed of 2 Welsh words ‘Gwen’ meaning fair and ‘Llian’ meaning flaxen.

Gwenllian Pronunciation

Gwenllian is pronounced in three syllables Gwen-Lli-Ann. The letter ‘LL’ is not in the English language but ‘Lli’ pronounced sounds a little like ‘key’.


Not in the 100 most popular Welsh girls baby names in 2012, but this baby name is quite trendy with Welsh parents.

Famous People

  • Gwenllian ferch Llywelyn –was the daughter of the Prince of Wales Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. She was the last true Princess of Wales.
  • Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd – was the daughter of Gruffydd who was the Prince of Deheubarth.

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