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Subject: Re: Can anyone help me?
Author: Satu   (guest)
Date: August 6, 2003 at 12:23:44 PM
Reply to: Can anyone help me? by Savie
Hi Savie,

I'll just quote the book "Celtic Baby Names" by Judy Sierra, but you'd better wait until Merriment confirms (as there have been a couple of mistakes in that book already!):


Iolo m. (YOH-loh) A common nickname for Iorwerth, often used as a name in its own right. Iolo Morganwg (Iolo of Glamorgan) was the bardic name of Edward Williams (1747-1826), stonemason, poet, scholar and initiator of the modern National Eisteddfod.

Iowerth m. (YOHR-wayrth) From Norse 'iôr' "lord" + Welsh 'gwerth' "value, worth". From the Middle Ages to the present, Iorwerth has been use as a Welsh version of Edward.


Regards, Satu

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