male proper name, from Welsh Llywelin, often explained as "lion-like," but probably from llyw "leader."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for llewelyn

Historical Examples of llewelyn

  • The song of Llewelyn was heard by the shepherds with reverence and mute attention.


    William Godwin

  • The pious Llewelyn began his song from the rude and shapeless chaos.


    William Godwin

  • But Llewelyn's foot was on the outward edge of the fairy-ring.

    The Science of Fairy Tales

    Edwin Sidney Hartland

  • The independence of Wales was buried in the grave of Llewelyn.

  • This palace was the favourite residence of the unfortunate Prince Llewelyn.