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Origin and popularity of the name LLEWELLYN


Llewellyn : Welsh: from the personal name Llywelyn derived from British Celtic Lugubelinos itself from the divine name Lugus + an uncertain second element often used alone as a name. Through association with llew ‘lion’ it was altered to Llewelyn. This was the name of two princes of north Wales who held the Normans at bay for many years in the 13th century. Etymologically speaking the form with a fourth -l- is an error not found as an original Welsh name but this is now much the most common spelling in the US.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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