Given Name PEREDUR

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: pe-RE-dir (Welsh)   [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "hard spears" in Welsh. This was the name of several figures from Welsh mythology. It was later used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Arthurian tales. The character of Percival was probably based on him.

Categories

Arthurian legend, literature, mythology, uncertain etymology, weapons