Meaning and Origin of Wren - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Wren

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Welsh : Chief

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : nickname from the bird, Middle English wrenne, probably in reference to its small size.
  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rinn ‘descendant of Rinn’, a personal name possibly derived from reann ‘spear’.
  • Welsh : Anglicized form of Welsh Uren.