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What does Bronwen mean?

Bronwen /bron-wen/ as a girls' name is of Welsh derivation, and the name Bronwen means "fair, blessed breast". Bronwen is a variant form of Bronwyn (Welsh) with the suffix -en. See also Branwen and Gwenfron.

Associated with: fair (beautiful), blessed.


Bronwen has 2 variants: Bronwin and Bronwynn.

Bronwen has 4 more different relations via Bronwyn: Bronia, Bronnie, Bronny and Bronya.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Brenwen, Bronen, ..

(male) Bronden, Bronlen, ..

How popular is Bronwen?

Bronwen is an unusual first name for women. Bronwen is an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Bronwyn is the only popular varying form of Bronwen (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Bronya, are seldom used. This form of Bronwen was popular 44 years ago (#1913). Below is a graphed comparison of the history of the girl name Bronwen and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bronwyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bronwen and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Bronwen is pronounced similarly to Brennan, Brenyn and Brynnan. Other recommended names are Aeronwen, Anwen, Arianwen, Arwen, Berneen (see Bernadine), Blodwen, Blodwyn, Blondene, Bonie, Bonne, Bonnee, Bonney, Bonnin, Bracken, Brande, Brandea, Brandee, Brandei, Brandin, Brandyn, Brangwen, Brann, Breen, Bren, Brenee, Brenie, Brenn, Brenne, Briney, Brinley, Brinn, Brione, Brionne, Britten, Brodie, Brogan, Brogann (see Brogan), Brogyn, Bronach, Bronte, Brooke, Brynlee, Brynn, Brynne, Bryonie, Caronwen, Ceinwen and Rowen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bronwen.