Breton Names

Breton names are used in the region of Brittany in northwest France.
 more filters...
ALAN m English, Scottish, Breton, French
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It was used in Brittany at least as early as the 6th century, and it possibly means either "little rock" or "handsome" in Breton. Alternatively, it may derive from the tribal name of the Alans, an Iranian people who migrated into Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries.... [more]
ALANA f English, Breton
Feminine form of ALAN.
ANNA f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary.... [more]
ANNAIG f Breton
Breton diminutive of ANNA.
ANNICK f Breton, French
French form of Breton Annaig, a diminutive of ANNA.
ARMEL m Breton, French
Breton and French form of the Brythonic name Arthmael, which was composed of the elements arth "bear" and mael "prince, chieftain". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded abbeys in Brittany.
ARZHEL m Breton
Breton form of ARMEL.
BRENDAN m Irish, English, Breton
From Brendanus, the Latinized form of the Irish name Bréanainn, which was derived from a Welsh word meaning "prince". Saint Brendan was a 6th-century Irish abbot who, according to legend, crossed the Atlantic and reached North America with 17 other monks.
CORENTIN m Breton, French
Possibly means "hurricane" in Breton. This was the name of a 5th-century bishop of Quimper in Brittany.
DENIEL m Breton
Breton form of DANIEL.
ELOUAN m Breton, French
Possibly from a Breton word meaning "light". This name was borne by an obscure 6th-century saint who is now venerated mainly in Brittany and Cornwall.
ENORA f Breton, French
Breton form of HONORIA, or directly from Breton enor "honour" (a word of Latin origin). This was the name of a 6th-century saint, the wife of Saint Efflamm.
ERWAN m Breton
Breton form of IVO (1) or YVES.
ERWANN m Breton
Variant of ERWAN.
FRAÑSEZ m Breton
Breton form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRAÑSEZA f Breton
Breton feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
GAËL m French, Breton
Meaning uncertain. It possibly derives from the ethno-linguistic term Gael, which refers to speakers of Gaelic languages. Alternatively it may be a variant of GWENAËL.
GAËLLE f French, Breton
Feminine form of GAËL.
GWENAËL m French, Breton
Means "blessed and generous" from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" and hael meaning "generous". Saint Gwenhael was a 6th-century abbot of Brittany.
GWENAËLLE f French, Breton
Feminine form of GWENAËL.
GWENNEG m Breton
Derived from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Gwenneg was an 8th-century monk of Brittany.
GWILHERM m Breton
Breton form of WILLIAM.
HERVE m Breton
Breton form of HARVEY.
JODOC m Breton
Variant of JUDOC.
JUDICAËL m French, Breton
French form of the Old Breton name Iudicael, derived from the elements iudd "lord, prince" and hael "generous". This was the name of a 7th-century Breton king, also regarded as a saint.
JUDIKAEL m Breton
Breton form of JUDICAËL.
JUDOC m Breton, Ancient Celtic
Breton form of JOYCE.
KATARIN f Breton
Breton form of KATHERINE.
KATELL f Breton
Breton form of KATHERINE.
LOÏC m French, Breton
Breton form of LOUIS.
MAËL m French, Breton
French form of Breton Mael, which was derived from a Celtic word meaning "chieftain" or "prince". Saint Mael was a 5th-century Breton hermit who lived in Wales.
MAEL m Breton
Breton form of MAËL.
MAELA f Breton
Feminine form of MAËL.
MAËLLE f French, Breton
French feminine form of MAËL.
MALO m Breton
Means "bright pledge", derived from Old Breton mach "pledge, hostage" and lou "bright, brilliant". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint, supposedly a companion of Saint Brendan on his trans-Atlantic journey. He later went to Brittany, where he founded the monastic settlement of Saint-Malo.
MARI (1) f Welsh, Breton, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Welsh, Breton, Estonian and Finnish form of MARIA, as well as a Hungarian diminutive of MÁRIA. It is also a Scandinavian form of MARIE.
MIKAEL m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Breton
Scandinavian, Finnish and Breton form of MICHAEL.
NOLWENN f Breton
From the Breton phrase Noyal Gwenn meaning "holy one from Noyal". This was the epithet of a 6th-century saint and martyr from Brittany.
OANEZ f Breton
Derived from Breton oan "lamb" (ultimately from Latin agnus) and used as a Breton form of AGNES.
PADRIG m Welsh, Breton
Welsh and Breton form of PATRICK.
PAOL m Breton
Breton form of PAUL.
PER m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Breton
Scandinavian and Breton form of PETER.
PERIG m Breton
Breton diminutive of PER.
PIERRICK m Breton, French
Breton diminutive of PIERRE.
RONAN m Breton, Irish, French, English (Modern)
Breton and Anglicized form of RÓNÁN.
ROPARZH m Breton
Breton form of ROBERT.
ROZENN f Breton
Means "rose" in Breton.
TANGI m Breton
Breton form of TANGUY.
TANGUY m Breton, French
From Breton tan "fire" and gi "dog". This was the name of a 6th-century Breton saint.
WINOC m Breton, French
Variant of GWENNEG.
YANICK m & f Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANN m Breton, French
Breton form of JOHN.
YANNA (2) f Breton
Breton feminine form of YANN.
YANNIC m & f Breton, French
Diminutive of YANN or YANNA (2).
YANNICK m & f Breton, French
Diminutive of YANN or YANNA (2).
YANNIG m & f Breton
Diminutive of YANN or YANNA (2).
YEZEKAEL m Breton
Breton form of Iudicael (see JUDICAËL).