From a Welsh place name meaning "high hill", derived from Welsh tal
"high" and bryn
TALIESINmWelsh, Arthurian Romance
Means "shining brow", derived from Welsh tal
"brow" and iesin
"shining". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh poet and bard. In later Welsh legends he is portrayed as a wizard and prophet, or as a companion of King Arthur
Possibly derived from Welsh teg
"fair", or possibly from the Roman name TACITUS
. This is the Welsh name of a lake in Wales, called Bala Lake in English. It also occurs in medieval Welsh legends as the husband of Ceridwen
Derived from the Welsh elements teg
"fair" and gwen
Means "tulip" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
Means "very much like iron", derived from Welsh tra
"very, over" and haearn
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "big village" from Welsh tref
"village" and mawr
TRISTANmWelsh, English, French, Arthurian Romance
Old French form of the Pictish name Drustan
, a diminutive of DRUST
. The spelling was altered by association with Latin tristis
"sad". Tristan is a character in medieval French tales, probably inspired by older Celtic legends, and ultimately merged into Arthurian legend. According to the story Tristan was sent to Ireland in order to fetch Isolde
, who was to be the bride of King Mark of Cornwall. On the way back, Tristan and Isolde accidentally drink a potion which makes them fall in love. Their tragic story was very popular in the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been used since that time.
From the older Welsh name Tudur
, possibly from the hypothetical Celtic name Toutorix
meaning "ruler of the people" (cognate with THEODORIC
). As a surname it was borne by five monarchs of England beginning with Henry VII in the 15th century.
From a Welsh surname which was derived from Welsh bychan
Derived from Welsh gwyn
meaning "blessed, white, fair".
From a Welsh surname which was itself derived from a place name meaning "fertile upland" (from Welsh ial