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Subject: Re: Welsh Names
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: March 24, 2009 at 2:59:43 AM
Reply to: Re: Welsh Names by sarahlilli
The post name is ILANA, not a Welsh name. The Welsh name which she proposes is Claerwen. It is a place name (a river in Powys) used as first name in Wales (an example is Claerwen James); it comes from the Brythonic roots claer, "bright", and gwen, "white, fair, holy". Since the place name ends in (g)wen, the name is used as feminine name.

Here you have a link to the only reliable online source in Welsh names that I know:

A-M
http://kimkat.org/amryw/1_enwau/enwau_bedydd_cymraeg_geiriadur_1_1265e.htm

N-Y
http://kimkat.org/amryw/1_enwau/enwau_bedydd_cymraeg_geiriadur_2_2524e.htm




Lumia
http://onomastica.mailcatala.com

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