Arianwen


  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: “holy silver; white silver.”
  • Gender: feminine
  • Pronounciation: (AH-ree-AHN-wen)

The name is composed of the Welsh elements, arian (silver) but in modern Welsh has taken on the meaning of “cash; money; finances; valuables,” and gwen (white, holy) and gwyn (white, holy).

This is recorded as the name of an 5th-century Welsh saint, one of the daughters of St. Brychan.

The name is borne by Australian actress, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood (b.1987).

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