Meaning and Origin of: Glynn

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Secluded wooded valley

Family name origins & meanings

  • Welsh and Cornish : topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Welsh glyn, Cornish glin, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Morgan proposes Glynllifon in Caernarfon as a probably source of the Welsh surname.
  • Irish : reduced form of Gaelic Mag Fhloinn (see McGlynn).