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


WENNA.  Cornish name, meaning "the fair," from Celtic wen, "fair," or poetically, "a woman." (A Glossary of Cornish Names, Ancient and Modern, &c., Bannister, 1871).

    In the parish of St. Wenn there was, according to the Parochial History of Cornwall, a holy well dedicated to St. Wenna, grand-daughter of Brechan, King of Wales.  The Rev. W. S. Lach-Szyrma writes of this saint: "She was martyred by the Saxon heathens in Wales, but probably lived in St. Wenn parish and consecrated it to God's service."  The water of this well was at one time used for baptismal purposes; but that must have been very many years ago, for the inhabitants of St. Wenn village, both old and young, in answer to inquiries, declared that they had never even heard of the well; there appeared to be neither trace nor recollection of it remaining... (Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall, Quiller-Couch, 1894).


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