What does Llewellyn mean?
Llewellyn [llewellyn] as a boys' name is pronounced loo-ELL-en. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Llewellyn is "like a lion". Like the Welsh name Lleu, Llewellyn is also possibly derived from the name of an ancient Celtic god, meaning "shining one".
(male) Llewellin, Llewellon, ..
(female) Llewelly, Llewellynn, .. Middle name pairings:
Llewellyn Foster (L.F.), ..
How popular is Llewellyn?
Llewellyn is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#5544 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Llewellyn was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #737 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Lew is the only other popular varying form of Llewellyn appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Llewellyn were favored as birth names 135 years ago (usage of 0.02%), but now, the version Lew has become somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Gwillyn (see Guillaume), Ledell, Levell, Levelle, Lowell▼ and Seweryn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Llewellyn.See names in meaning and etymology.