Ceridwen - Meaning of Ceridwen

What does Ceridwen mean?

[ 3 syll. ce-ri-dwen, cer-idw-en ] The baby girl name Ceridwen is pronounced Keh-RIHDWehN †. Ceridwen is of Welsh origin, and it is used mainly in English and Welsh. It is derived from cerdd which means 'poetry' ; gwen 'white, fair, blessed, holy'. The name was borne in Celtic mythology by a magician and goddess of poetic inspiration, who was also the mother of Taliesin, the legendary bard and poet. It was rarely used in the medieval period, but saw a revival in the 19th century.

Forms of Ceridwen include the names Cerdwin, Ceridwenn, Ceridwenne, Ceridwin, Ceridwinn, Ceridwinne, Ceridwyn, Ceridwynn, Ceridwynne, and Cerydwen.

The contracted form Ceri (Welsh), and the spelling variants Ceradwyn (Welsh), Cerridwen (Welsh), and Cerridwyn (Welsh) are other forms of the name.

See also the related categories, medieval, blessed (holy), english, mother, fair, goddess, celtic, and welsh.

Ceridwen is uncommon as a baby name for girls. It is not in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Ceridwen include Courtaney, Courtene, Courteneigh, Courtonie, Kyrstin, Caritina, Courteney, Courteny, Cordney, Cordni, Corteney, Cortne, Cortnee, Cortneigh, Cortney, Cortni, Cortnie, Cortny, Corttney, and Courtenay.

† Pronunciation for Ceridwen: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

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