Meaning & History
Means "supreme king" from Welsh gor "over" and teyrn "king, monarch". It is possible that this is not a name, but a title. Gwrtheyrn (also known as Vortigern) was a 5th-century king of the Britons. It was he who invited Horsa and Hengist to Britain, which eventually led to the Anglo-Saxon conquest of England.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Vortigern (History)