Meaning & History
From the Welsh name Uthyr
, derived from Welsh uthr
"terrible". In Arthurian legend Uther was the father of King Arthur
. He appears in some early Welsh texts, but is chiefly known from the 12th-century chronicles of Geoffrey of Monmouth.
VARIANTS: Uthyr (Welsh Mythology), Uthyr (Arthurian Romance)
Entry added September 1, 2013