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Origin of the name BRONWEN.
Etymology of the name BRONWEN.
Meaning of the baby name BRONWEN.

  

BRONWEN.  Welsh.  Bron "bosom, breast" + gwen "white," hence "bosom white" or "white breast."  It is said to also be a name for "the weasel."  Bronwen ferch Llyr (M.A. ii. 5) is more usually called Branwen (Mab. iii. 31-102; M.A. i. 498; ii. 11, 13, 18; Llyfr Coch, 301). (Dictionary of the Welsh Language, Evans, 1887)

... Bronwen, or white bosom, is either another daughter of Lyr, or else Creirdyddlydd under another name, and is supposed to have been the British Proserpine.  Both Bronwen and Creirwy are called Gwrvorwyn, man-maid, or virago, and it does not seem impossible that here we see the origin of Cordelia, Regan, and Goneril, as they have been adapted to English pronunciation, the token of the overflowing, the fair bosom, and the virago.  Surely these are the daughters of the ocean, rebellious and peaceful... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

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