- Gender: Feminine
- Origin: Welsh
- Meaning: “berry; fruit.”
- (eye-ROAN-wee); (ay-ROAN-wee).
The name is derived from the Welsh aeron which is the name of a river and also the name of an ancient Welsh goddess of fate. It is derived from the word for berry or fruit. The name is currently borne by the daughter of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (b. 1943). She is said to have been named after the River Aeron which her father had missed while living in London. A variation is Aeronwen which means “white berry,” (eye-RON-wen); (ay-RON-wen). (Upper left, Aeronwy as a baby with her father Dylan Thomas.)