Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, her name was first given as Glorwendil and Glorwendel, of unclear meaning (LR/310, 314).
feminine name. *Golden Elf
Word Gloss glaur “gold [light or colour]” Edhel “Elf”
noun. golden elf
glaur (“golden light”) + edhel (“elf”)