Meaning and Origin of the Name Glyndwr

Glyndwr is welsh name that is often said to carry an aristocratic weight behind it. It is often associated with the virtues of valour and bravery.

The real meaning of Glyndwr though is “Valley Water”.

Famous People/Things Called Glyndwr

Owain Glyndwr the last Welsh Prince of Wales
Owain Glyndŵr the last Welsh Prince of Wales

It is primarily associated with one of the prominent ruler Owain Glyndŵr (The last Welsh who held the title of Prince of Wales) who led from the forefront in the revolt against the English rulers.

Owain Glyndŵr even finds mention in Shakespearean literature as man with an aura of spirituality and romance. The name Glyndwr is many times associated with leadership qualities. Owain Glyndwr fought bravely and never accepted to lay down his arms and was never captured by the English till the very end.

The Welsh university of Wrexham Glyndwr shares the same name. Incidentally one of the six districts of Clwyd was Glyndwr between the years 1974 to 1996. It is slowly making its way to become one of the most popular names. The popularity of Glyndwr has grown with more and more parents deciding to name their children with it.

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