Ancient Celtic Names

These names were used by the Celtic peoples who occupied Europe and the British Isles. See also about Ancient Celtic names.
There are 65 names matching your criteria.

ÁED   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of AODH.
ÁEDÁN   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of AODHÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Scots.
ÁEDH   m   Ancient Irish
Variant of ÁED.
ARTHFAEL   m   Ancient Celtic
Welsh form of ARMEL.
BOADICEA   f   Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of BOUDICCA.
BOUDICCA   f   Ancient Celtic
Derived from Brythonic boud meaning "victory". This was the name of a 1st-century queen of the Iceni who led the Britons in revolt against the Romans. Eventually her forces were defeated and she committed suicide.
BRADÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic meaning "salmon".
BRÉANAINN   m   Ancient Irish
Old Irish form of BRENDAN.
BRENNUS   m   Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Celtic name (or title) that possibly meant either "king, prince" or "raven". Brennus was a Gallic leader of the 4th century BC who attacked and sacked Rome.
BRIAN   m   Irish, English, Ancient Irish
The meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly related to the old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by extension "high, noble"... [more]
BRICIUS   m   Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latin form of BRICE, probably ultimately of Gaulish origin.
CADEYRN   m   Ancient Celtic
Means "battle king" from Welsh cad "battle" and teyrn "king, monarch". Cadeyrn (also known as Catigern) was a 5th-century king of Powys in Wales, the son of Vortigern.
CAISIDE   m   Ancient Irish
Old Irish byname meaning "curly haired", from Irish Gaelic cas.
CAOMH   m   Ancient Irish
Masculine form of CAOIMHE.
CAOMHÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Diminutive of CAOMH. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CARATACOS   m   Ancient Celtic
Derived from the Celtic element car meaning "love". This was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule.
CATHASACH   m   Ancient Irish
Means "vigilant" in Irish.
CORRAIDHÍN   m   Ancient Irish
Means "little spear", derived from Irish corradh "spear" and a diminutive suffix.
CUIDIGHTHEACH   m   Ancient Irish
Old Irish byname meaning "helpful".
CUNOBELINUS   m   Ancient Celtic
Possibly means "hound of Belenus" from the old Celtic element koun "hound" combined with the name of the god BELENUS... [more]
CYNBEL   m   Ancient Celtic
Derived from Welsh cyn "chief" and bel "war".
CYNWRIG   m   Ancient Celtic
Derived from Welsh cyn meaning "chief" and gwr meaning "hero, man", plus the suffix -ig indicating "has the quality of".
DONNDUBHÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Composed of the Gaelic element donn "brown" combined with dubh "dark" and a diminutive suffix.
DREST   m   Ancient Celtic
Variant of DRUST.
DRUST   m   Ancient Celtic
Pictish name probably derived from Celtic drest meaning "riot" or "tumult". This name was borne by several kings of the Picts, including their last king Drust X, who ruled in the 9th century.
DRUSTAN   m   Ancient Celtic
Older form of TRISTAN. This name was borne by a 7th-century Scottish saint.
DUBHSHLÁINE   m   Ancient Irish
Old Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" and either slán "defiance" or Sláine, the Gaelic name of the River Slaney.
DUBHTHACH   m   Ancient Irish
Old Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" in combination with a second element of unknown meaning.
ELISEDD   m   Ancient Celtic
Derived from Welsh elus meaning "kind". This was the name of two kings of Powys in Wales.
EÓGAN   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older Irish form of EOGHAN.
FÁELÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Older form of FAOLÁN.
FEIDLIMID   m & f   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "beauty" or "ever good" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of three early kings of Munster.
GALCHOBHAR   m   Ancient Irish
Means "foreign help" in Irish.
GWRTHEYRN   m   Ancient Celtic
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... [more]
HAERVIU   m   Ancient Celtic
Breton form of HARVEY.
IODOCUS   m   Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
IUDICAEL   m   Ancient Celtic
Old Breton form of JUDICAËL.
IUDOCUS   m   Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
JODOCUS   m   Dutch (Archaic), Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
JUDOC   m   Breton, Ancient Celtic
Breton form of JOYCE.
JUDOCUS   m   Dutch (Archaic), Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
LÓEGAIRE   m   Irish Mythology, Ancient Irish
Means "calf herder", derived from Irish loagh "calf". In Irish mythology Lóegaire Búadach was an Ulster warrior. He saved the life of the poet Áed, but died in the process... [more]
LUGUBELENUS   m   Ancient Celtic
Older form (possibly) of LLYWELYN.
LUIGSECH   f   Ancient Irish
Derived from the name of the Irish god LUGH.
MÁEDÓC   m   Ancient Irish
Meaning unknown. Saint Máedóc (also known as Áedán) of Ferns was a 7th-century Irish bishop.
MÁEL MÁEDÓC   m   Ancient Irish
Means "disciple of Saint MÁEDÓC" in Irish. Saint Máel Máedóc (also known as Malachy) was a 12th-century archbishop of Armagh.
MÁEL SECHNAILL   m   Ancient Irish
Means "disciple of Saint SEACHNALL" in Irish. This was the name of two Irish high kings: Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid who ruled all of Ireland in the 9th century; and Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (called Malachy) who defeated the Norse of Dublin in the 10th century.
MATHGHAMHAIN   m   Ancient Irish
Means "bear" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a brother of the Irish king Brian Boru.
MOCHÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish moch "early" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MORCANT   m   Ancient Celtic
Old Welsh form of MORGAN (1).
NECHTAN   m   Irish Mythology, Ancient Celtic
Celtic name of uncertain meaning, possibly meaning "damp" (cognate with NEPTUNE). In Irish mythology Nechtan was the husband of Boand, the goddess of the River Boyne... [more]
NINIAN   m   Scottish, Irish, Ancient Celtic
Meaning unknown. It appears in a Latinized form Niniavus, which could be from the Welsh name NYNNIAW. This was the name of a 5th-century British saint who was apparently responsible for many miracles and cures... [more]
NUALLÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish nuall "noble, famous" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NYNNIAW   m   Ancient Celtic
Meaning unknown, presumably of Welsh origin. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a Welsh prince who fought against the invading forces of Julius Caesar... [more]
ÓENGUS   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of AONGHUS.
SEISYLL   m   Ancient Celtic
Old Welsh form of SEXTILIUS.
SLUAGHADHÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish sluaghadh "raid" and a diminutive suffix.
SUIBHNE   m   Irish, Scottish, Ancient Irish
Means "well-going" in Gaelic. This was the name of a 7th-century high king of Ireland.
TEUTORIGOS   m   Ancient Celtic
Older form of TUDOR (1).
VERCINGETORIX   m   Ancient Celtic
Means "king over warriors" from Gaulish ver "on, over" combined with cingeto "marching men, warriors" and rix "king". This name was borne by a chieftain of the Gaulish tribe the Arverni... [more]
QUICK FILTER
  Gender: 
  Usage: