Morwenna - girls name

Morwenna name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 58%

Morwenna name meaning:

The name Morwenna is of Cornish origin and carries a rich history and meaning. In Cornish, "mor" means "sea," while "wenna" translates to "white" or "fair." Therefore, the name Morwenna can be interpreted as "white sea" or "fair sea." This name evokes a sense of tranquility, purity, and serenity, reminiscent of the calmness associated with the sea.

Morwenna has deep roots in Celtic and Cornish mythology, often associated with the sea and water-related elements. The name can be linked to the Celtic sea goddess "Morrigan" or "Morgana," signifying a connection to the powerful and mystical forces of the ocean. It also resonates with the region's maritime history and the importance of the sea in the lives of the Cornish people.

Choosing the name Morwenna for a girl may reflect a desire to honor Cornish heritage, or it could simply be appreciated for its elegant and poetic sound. Regardless of the reason, Morwenna embodies a sense of beauty, grace, and the peacefulness of the sea, making it a unique and meaningful choice for a girl's name.

Origin: Cornish

From Cornish mor "sea" + gwen "shining, holy". St. Morwenna's Feast day on July 5.

Origin: Welsh

Maiden, sea wave.

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Overall UK ranking: 2341 out of 5581

11 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Morwenna

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