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What does Ceridwen mean?

Ceridwen Pronunciation of Ceridwen [cerid-wen] as a girls' name is pronounced ke-RID-wen. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Ceridwen is "fair, blessed poetry". From "cerdd gwen". Celtic mythology: name of the goddess of poetic inspiration. Also supposedly the name of the mother of the legendary sixth-century Welsh hero Taliesin.

Associated with: fair (beautiful), blessed, poetry (literary), goddess, hero.


Ceridwen has 6 variants: Cari, Ceradwyn, Ceri, Ceridwyn, Cerridwen and Cerridwyn.

Affiliated girl names: Carey and Euronwy.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Ceridwen Indigo (C.I.), ..

How popular is Ceridwen?

Ceridwen is an uncommon given name for women. Ceridwen is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Ceridwen (not ranked) are Cari and Carey. These relations of Ceridwen were at the apex of their popularity 5 decades ago (average #424), but now, forms like Cari have become somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carey, Cari in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adrien, Aeronwen, Aledwen, Arden, Bergen, Berneen (see Bernadine), Britten, Bronwen, Cailen, Caraleen (see Caroline), Carden, Cardin, Cardon, Carie, Cariel, Carileen (see Caroline), Carlen, Carolien, Caronwen, Carwen, Ceileh, Ceinwen, Celida, Celinde, Cerena, Cerese, Cerian, Cerice, Cericia, Cerise, Cerissa, Cerisse, Ceryce, Chereen, Cheriann, Cherice, Cherida, Cherie, Cheriese, Cherilynn, Cherise, Cherisse, Chrisie, Chrissee, Christeen, Christel, Christen, Christena, Christey (see Christy), Christon, Conradeen, Cordney, Coren, Coriann, Corin, Corinn, Corinne, Correen, Crissey, Cristel, Cristen, Cyprien, Cyrille, Deren, Ebrilwen (see Ebrilla), Eirawen, Geraldeen, Jeraldeen, Jorden, Keren, Marien, Meridel, Nellwen, Perren and Sheriden. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ceridwen.

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