Gwydion Meaning and Origin

Gwydion is a boy’s name of Welsh origin, meaning “born of the trees.” Gwydion is a Welsh name with ancient Celtic roots. Its meaning is often interpreted as “born of trees” or “born of the trees.” The name is derived from the Welsh elements “gwydd” (trees) and “ion” (born or son of). The name Gwydion has deep historical and mythological roots in Welsh culture. In Welsh mythology, Gwydion was a skilled magician, warrior, and trickster figure. He played a significant role in various Welsh legends, including the “Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi,” a medieval Welsh tale. Gwydion is not a widely used name globally and is considered quite rare. It is more commonly found in Wales and among individuals with Welsh heritage. The name Gwydion carries a sense of mystique and enchantment, reflecting its association with the magical character from Welsh mythology. 

Names similar to Gwydion:

  • Llewellyn
  • Eilian
  • Cynwrig
  • Madoc
  • Elidyr
  • Taliesin
  • Bedwyr
  • Caradoc
  • Myrddin
  • Branwen

 

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