Mawr: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mawr
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A Welsh Surname. `Mawr` is a community of the City and County of Swansea, South Wales. An uncommon name rarely used in over a hundred years.
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A welsh surname meaning "Large or Tall" or "Bright" Translated into English as "Beli the Great".Comes from the leader of British Celtic resistance against the armies of Caesar, is remembered in the Medieval Welsh tradition Beli Mawr father of Caswallawn, Arianrhod, Lludd Llaw Eraint, Llefelys, and Afallach. In certain medieval genealogies he is listed as the husband of Anna. Historically He is also written down as being related to Cesar, and also the son of a giant by the name of Benlli or Enlli. Beli Mawr is also considered tall for he was forced to walk being too tall for a horse.
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Beli Mawr a king of Wales or cousin of the Virgin Mary
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medieval poem `Syr Rhys ap Thomas' by Tudur Aled or other medevil literature.