Usage: Bronwen, of Celtic origin, is a popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Bronwen are in general originating from Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Bronwen across the world, see Bronwyn.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 1.
The name Bronwen is ranked on the 8,726th position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 30100 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.001% of the population.
The name Bronwen has seven characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
We do not have enough data to display the number of people who were given the name Bronwen for each year.
History and Origin
Bronwen (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈbrɔnwɛn]) is a Welsh feminine given name. It is closely associated with the similar name Branwen, which appears in medieval Welsh literature. Used in Wales since the 19th century, it was introduced to the English-speaking public at large by a character in the Richard Llewellyn novel How Green Was My Valley (1939).
Notable bearers of the name include:
- Bronwen Astor (born 1930), English model
- Bronwen Hughes, Canadian film director
- Bronwen Maher (born 1957), Irish politician
- Bronwen Mantel (born 1950), Canadian actress
- Bronwen Saunders (born 1978), Canadian curler
- Bronwen Wallace (1945-1989), Canadian poet and short story writer
Welsh: composed of the elements bron breast + (g)wen, feminine of gwyn white, fair, blessed, holy.
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