This name is so beautiful. I love the way it sounds.
MSW  3/4/2020
[ˈeirlɪs] [noted -ed]
Frollein Gladys  12/27/2019
Eirlys is a beautiful Welsh name with a beautiful meaning, though as far as I know from what the Welsh side of my family says it's not entirely common. I personally love the name and its meaning, snowdrops are my favourite flower and symbolise the end of Winter and beginning of Spring. In the Language of Flowers, snowdrops are a symbol of hope, optimism and rebirth if presented during a celebratory event (such as a wedding), but are symbols of sympathy and consolation if presented during funerals. I'm not aware of any negative symbolism associated with snowdrops, so this gives the name Eirlys even more of a special meaning to it. I was once considering it if and when I have my own children but I think it's a little too far out there. Instead, I've settled on using it as the name for the main character in the story I'm writing who is delicate in appearance but very strong willed.
Lynxosophy  12/22/2018
Beautiful name with a beautiful meaning! I absolutely love this name. When I have a kid in the future, I'll either use this name or alter it a little... maybe something like "Irlyssa" or "Irelysse."
TiffyFarmerPancakes  2/18/2013
I love the meaning! :)
-Julia-  9/15/2009
I'd never really heard of this name before, until I started college last year, and there was a girl in my group called Eirlys. I think it's quite a nice name altogether, but in the case of the girl in college, everybody kept mispronouncing her name, and she is forever cursed with having to correct people, because people keep calling her Iris. I've come to the conclusion that it must be rare, even in Wales, because even though it's Welsh, I've never really heard it, and I'm Welsh.
walesgal92  6/20/2009
Eirlys is pronounced "IRE liss" or "IRE lees" ("Ei" is pronounced "eye.")

my_name_isobel  12/2/2008
Hm. Sounds like "airless" to me. That aside, it's got a lovely, distinctive sound that is quite fantasy-novel-esque.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2008
This name sounds very 'Lord of the Rings' to me - and that's a good thing! I've found that I get that impression from a lot of Welsh names. This name is really pretty, and I love the meaning.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2007
According to a Welsh poster, the name is pronounced AYR-Liss with a rolled R.
eliorafalk  9/21/2007
This name will be forever ruined for me because of a character in "The Snow Spider."
lunalovegood  10/24/2006
Beautiful meaning! Love it!
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006

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