User comments for Eleri (Meaning / History Only)

I've heard that Eleri means 'the daughter of a queen'.
musicmad  11/15/2008
This beautiful lilting name is also that of a Welsh river. In their "The Brilliant Book of Baby Names" Satran and Rosenkrantz give the meaning as "greatly bitter".
Jonquil  6/14/2009
Echoing Jonquil's comment: 'Possibly derived from Welsh el- "greatly, much" and geri "bitter." This was the name of a river in Ceredigion and a 5th-century saint, the grandmother of Saint David.'

Apparently, there are two related Welsh feminine names: Meleri, derived from Welsh my "my" and Eleri; and Teleri, from Welsh ty "your" and Eleri. 'Teleri verch Peul was one of the maidens of King Arthur's court mentioned in Kulhwch and Olwen.'

― Anonymous User  3/7/2011
The meaning of Eleri is river.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2015
The name Eleri means river.
ecfabfish  9/6/2015
I love it. One of the theories is it's the Welsh version of Mary.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2015

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