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What does Bronwen mean?

Bronwen Pronunciation of 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). See also Branwen and Gwenfron.

Associated with: fair (beautiful), blessed.


Bronwen has 2 variants: Bronwin and Bronwynn.

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

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

(male) Bronden, Bronlen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bronwen Yuliana (B.Y.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. 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 45 years ago (#1913). (2015 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.

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