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Idris is the Welsh for Arthur, for example "Cadar Idris" is translated into Arthur's chair or seat, a rock on which Arthur is supposed to have sat on in North Wales.
-- roleo  2/20/2006
It is actually "Cader Idris", which is why the school nearby is called "Ysgol Y Gader" or School Of Chair. Idris is a wonderful name, full of Welsh pride.
My school is close to Cader Idris, but not as close as Gader.
-- DontDissMadison  7/10/2007
It is the name of a Welsh Giant from mythology. The name was given to a mountain range "Cadre Idris'. The story goes if you spend a night on the mountain (Seat - in translation) you will return a madman or a genius. It is also the name of two prophets in the Holy Koran.
-- Hershey  11/12/2006
Pronounced ID-ris.
-- Aqua  11/21/2006
Idris is also the Arabic name of the prophet known in the bible as Enoch.
-- markn  7/20/2007
Actor Idris Elba is a famous bearer.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/15/2008
In the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, this is not used as a name for a person, but a country.
-- Anonymous User  1/27/2010
Not sure whether this actually falls into the category of "useful information", but Idris was the name of a *female* character who played a small but important role in the sixth series of the new Doctor Who. Just thought that should be out there since a), there are a lot of Whovians, b), there are not a lot of Welsh mythology enthusiasts, so c), before naming your boy Idris, you may want to reconsider.
-- lizagirl  7/10/2013

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