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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Pendragon" mean? The list below shows the origins of Pendragon as well as things modernly associated with the name Pendragon such as celebrities named Pendragon.

Origin and Meaning of Pendragon

"Pendragon" is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin, and it means "From the dragon's enclosed land". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pen"drag*on
A chief leader or a king; a head; a dictator; -- a title assumed by the ancient British chiefs when called to lead other chiefs.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The supreme war chief of the ancient Britons

From Welsh pen, "head, chief, top" and dragon, "dragon; (figuratively) warrior"; borrowed from the Latin word dracō, plural dracōnēs, "dragon[s]" literally means "Chief-Dragon" or "Head-Dragon", but in a figurative sense, "chief leader", "chief of warriors", "commander-in-chief", "generalissimo", or "chief governor". 

  1. A chief war leader, king, or dictator -- a title assumed by the ancient British chiefs when called to lead other chiefs.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pendragon

Arthur Uther Pendragon is a noteworthy human. He holds the title Titular Head and Chosen Chief and Raised Druid King of Britain.. Arthur was born on April 5th, 1954 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.


Fun Facts about the name Pendragon

  • How unique is the name Pendragon? Out of 5,743,017 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Pendragon was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Pendragon: Your name in reverse order is Nogardnep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nodgnrape. How do you pronounce that?

What Pendragon's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Pendragon mean?

Pis for passion, your fire!

Eis for easy going, no ruffles here.

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Dis for dandy, a description of you!

Ris for respect, earned through your actions

Ais for appreciative, of all you have

Gis for gem, the jewel you are.

Ois for objective, always impartial

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Past life for Pendragon born Jun 13, 1956

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.