Bronwen is a Welsh name made up from the words bron "breast" and gwen, meaning "white; holy; blessed" In Welsh, names ending in -wyn are usually male, while feminine names end in -wen. So Technically, Bronwen would be a girls' name, and Bronwyn would be a boys' name. In the USA, this spelling is probably favored for girls because it looks more "exotic" with the "y" in it.
See Also: Bronwen, Branwen

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