GWRTHEYRN m Ancient Celtic
Means "supreme king" from Welsh gor
meaning "over" and teyrn
meaning "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.
GWYDION m Welsh Mythology
Means "born of trees" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, Gwydion was the nephew of Math
, and like him a powerful magician. He was the uncle of Lleu
Llaw Gyffes, for whom he fashioned a wife, Blodeuwedd
, out of flowers.
GWYN m Welsh
Means "white, fair, blessed" in Welsh.
GWYNEDD f & m Welsh
From the name of a region in Wales, named after an ancient kingdom, which may be derived from the old Welsh given name Cunedda
GWYNEIRA f Welsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh element gwyn
meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with eira
GWYNFOR m Welsh
Derived from the Welsh element gwyn
meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with mawr
meaning "great, large".
GYATSO m Tibetan
From Tibetan རྒྱ་མཚོ (rgya-mtsho)
meaning "ocean". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
GYEONG m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean 京 (gyeong)
meaning "capital city", 景 (gyeong)
meaning "scenery, view", 敬 (gyeong)
meaning "respect, honour", or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
GYEONG-HUI f Korean
From Sino-Korean 敬 (gyeong)
meaning "respect, honour" and 姬 (hui)
meaning "beauty". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
GYEONG-JA f Korean
From Sino-Korean 慶 (gyeong)
meaning "congratulate, celebrate" or 敬 (gyeong)
meaning "respect, honour" combined with 子 (ja)
meaning "child". This name can be formed of other hanja character combinations as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character 子
(a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko
in Japanese) became less popular after Japanese rule of Korea ended in 1945.
GYEONG-SUK f Korean
From Sino-Korean 京 (gyeong)
meaning "capital city" and 淑 (suk)
meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
GYNETH f Literature
Perhaps a variant of GWYNETH
. Sir Walter Scott used this name for the daughter of King Arthur
in his work 'The Bridal of Triermain' (1813).
GYPSY f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word Gypsy
for the nomadic people who originated in northern India. The word was originally a corruption of Egyptian
. It is sometimes considered pejorative.
GYTHA f English (Archaic)
, an Old Norse diminutive of GUÐRÍÐR
. It was borne by a Danish noblewoman who married the English lord Godwin of Wessex in the 11th century. The name was used in England for a short time after that, and was revived in the 19th century.
GYULA m Hungarian
From a Hungarian royal title, which was probably of Turkic origin. This name is also used as a Hungarian form of JULIUS