Breton Submitted Names

Breton names are used in the region of Brittany in northwest France.
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AAMORfBreton (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Aanor influenced by Latin amor "love".
Variant of Aenor.... [more]
ADRABORANNfBreton (Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of Adraboran, a Breton variant ("Bretonnisation") of the name of the star Aldebaran.
AELmBreton (Modern), French (Modern, Rare)
Means "angel" in Breton.
AELAfBreton, French (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
As a Breton name, this is a feminine form of Ael. It is a cognate of Angela.... [more]
AELEZfBreton (Rare)
Feminine form of Ael. This is also the Breton word for "angels".
AHÈSfBreton Legend, Breton
The beautiful and lascivious daughter of Gralon, King of Ker-Ys. She was a magician and a princess of Cornouaille (Brittany) present in several Breton legends.
Breton form of Albert.
ALMEDAfSpanish, English, Breton (Archaic)
As a Spanish given name, Almeda is a transfer of the Spanish surname which is derived from Almeida, a habitational name from Arabic al-medina "the city". Its use has been influenced by Alameda, a topographic name from Spanish alameda "poplar grove", and ultimately by the Spanish word álamo "poplar".... [more]
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include an adoption of the Welsh name (which is unlikely as the Breton name seems to be older than the Welsh name in question), a younger form of Breton Alc'houen and a variant of Anglo-Norman Alfwena.
ANAËLmFrench (Modern), Breton (Gallicized, Modern)
Coined in the 1960s as a Breton masculine form of Anne.
ANAËLLEfFrench (Modern), Breton (Gallicized, Modern)
Feminine form of Anaël. This name has been in use since the 1970s.
Breton form of André.
ANDREVAfBreton (Rare)
Feminine form of Andrev.
ANNAICKfFrench (Rare), Breton (Rare)
Variant of Annaig or Annick, a Breton diminutive of Anna.
Breton diminutive of Anna.
Breton name, in which the first element is aour meaning "gold" (ultimately from Latin aurum). The second element may be Breton gen "cheek, face" or gwenn "shining, holy"... [more]
Breton feminine form of Armel.
ARTHUSmBreton, French
(breton) "the bear"... [more]
Breton form of Arthur.
AVÉNIEfBreton (Gallicized, Rare), French (Rare)
French variant of Awen. Saint Avénie was a sister of the 9th-century Achaean saint Benoît of Massérac.
AWENfBreton, Welsh
Directly taken from Welsh and Breton awen "muse; (poetic) inspiration; poetic gift", ulitmately from the Indo-European root *-uel "to blow (wind)". As a given name it has been used since the 19th century.
Gallicized spelling of Azenor.
AZENORfBreton, Breton Legend, Theatre
Breton name of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
AZILIZfFrench, Breton
Breton form of Cecilia.
Breton cognate of Barbara.
Breton form of Bridget.
BLEUENfFrench, Breton
Breton cognate of Welsh Blodeuyn or Blodwen.
Variant of Bleuen.
BRIACmFrench, Breton
From a Brythonic name derived from the Celtic element *brigo "high, noble, mighty". As such this name can be viewed as a Breton cognate of Brian. In the case of Saint Briac, who arrived in Brittany with Saint Tugdual circa 548, this was a short form of the old Welsh name Briafael.
Feminine form of Briac.
Variant of Briac.
Derived from Breton bri, ultimately from Proto-Celtic *brigo "high, noble"
CADWALmMedieval Welsh, Breton (Rare)
From Old Welsh cad "battle" and gwal "leader". This occurs in Shakespeare's play 'Cymbeline' (1609) as the name of Arviragus while in hiding in Wales.... [more]
Breton form of Charles.
Feminine form of Charlez.
CONVENmHistory, Breton
From the Breton name Konwenn meaning "white dog" or "white warrior", derived from kon, singular (or plural? genitive?) of ki "dog, warrior" (compare Tanguy, Cunobelinus) combined with gwenn "white"... [more]
CORENTINEfBreton, French
Feminine form of Corentin.
An Ancient Breton name.
An Ancient Breton name (don't know the origin).
Breton form of Denis.
DENOELmBreton (Rare), Walloon
Breton variant of Deniel.
Feminine form of Denoel.
Breton form of David.
Composed of the old Celtic element dumno "world" (compare Donald) combined with a diminutive suffix. This was borne by a disciple of Saint Briec.
Breton form of Donatien.
An Ancient Breton name
EDERNmWelsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance, Breton
Welsh form of Latin Aeternus meaning "eternal". This was the name of the father of the legendary 5th-century war leader Cunedda. It was also the name of a Breton saint, frequently depicted riding a stag.
EFFLAMmBreton, French
Probably derived from Breton flamm meaning "bright, brilliant, agleam, splendid". This was the name of a Breton saint who, through spiritual means, drove a dragon out of Brittany after King Arthur failed to do so through military means... [more]
ÉMILIONmBreton, French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
Breton form of Émile and/or Émilien as well as a French diminutive of Émile and variant of Émilien.... [more]
Masculine form of Enora.
ENORAfBreton, French (Modern)
Although originally a Breton form of Honora, Enora is nowadays sometimes considered a direct derivation from Breton enor "honor".... [more]
Breton form of Augustinus.
Variant of Ewan.
Diminutive of Frañsez.
Breton form of Ferdinand.
FLAMMIGm & fBreton
Diminutive and feminine form of Eflamm (see Efflam).
Breton form of Frederick.
GAELmSpanish (Modern), Breton
Original Breton and Spanish form of Gaël.
Feminine form of Gael.
GUÉNOLÉmBreton, French
From an old Breton name composed of the elements uuin meaning "white, pure" and uual "brave". This was the name of a legendary Breton saint who was inspired to found an abbey by a dream he had of Saint Patrick.
Breton equivalent for the french Gildas, it is a quite rare name.
Derived from Breton gwenn "white, fair, blessed" and tal "brow, forehead". A known bearer is French Olympic ice dancer Gwendal Peizerat (1972-).
Breton form of Guinevere
GWENLAOUENmBreton (Rare)
Means "blessed and joyous" from Breton gwenn "white, fair, blessed" and laouen "joyful".
Breton form of Gwen.
Recently coined Breton name intended to be a feminine form of Guénolé.... [more]
Probably derived from haelguri, composed of the elements hael and uuobri and supposedly meaning "generous and wise".
Feminine form of Hervé.
Breton name of debated origin and meaning.
Breton form of Jacques.
Feminine form of Jakez.
Diminutive of Jakez.
Diminutive of Janed.
JANNEDIGfBreton (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of Yann.
Breton form of Geneviève (via Celtic Genovefa).
JESTINmBreton, Medieval Cornish
Breton form as well as an older Cornish form of Yestin.
Breton form of George.
Breton form of Julian.
KARENTEGmBreton, French
Derived from Old Breton carant meaning "parents" (modern Breton kerent), though its meaning is often interpreted as "loving". Saint Karenteg was a disciple of Saint Patrick. His feast day is May 16.
Breton form of Charity.
Breton form of Quintinus.
KLAODAfBreton (Rare)
Breton form of Claudia. This was the name of 16th century duchess regnant of Brittany.
Breton form of Creirwy. This was the name of an early Breton saint from Wales, a sister of Saint Guénolé.
Breton form of Laurence.
LAOUENmBreton (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Breton laouen "happy; joyful".
Derived from Breton laouen "joyful" (Welsh llawen; compare Gwenlaouen, Lowenna). This was the name of a 6th-century Breton saint. It also coincides with Breton laouenan "wren".
LÉNAIKf & mFrench (Rare), Breton
Not available
Directly taken from the Breton word for "joy", this name was used as a Breton equivalent of Laetitia from the Middle Ages onwards.
Breton cognate of Lilwen.
Breton form of Leonard.
Breton form of Louis.
Breton form of Louise.
LOÏCKmBreton, French
Gallicized spelling of a Breton variant of Loïc.
MADALENfBasque, Breton
Basque and Breton form of Magdalena.
Breton form of Madeleine.
MAELIAfEnglish (Modern, Rare), Breton (Modern, Rare)
As a French name, it is almost certainly an elaboration of Breton Maela.... [more]
Breton form of Magloire.
MAHÉmBreton, French
Short form of Mazhev. The main island of the Seychelles bears this name, though it derives from a different source.
MAÏLYSfBreton, French
Either a blend of Maï, a Breton short form or contraction of Mary (compare Maïwenn), and Maëlys or a variant spelling of Mailys.
MAÏWENNfBreton, French
Contracted form of Mari and Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed".
MALOmBreton, French
Means "pledge of light" from the Breton elements mac’h "pledge, hostage, warrant" and luh "light" (compare Lugus, Elouan). This was the name of a Breton saint from Wales, the favorite disciple of Saint Brendan the Navigator... [more]
Breton form of Margaret.
Rare variant of Marc'harid.
MARGILIAfMedieval Breton, Breton (Archaic)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One - debatable - theory connects this name with the Vulgar Latin term margella.... [more]
Breton form of Martin.
MATHILINICmBreton (Rare, Archaic)
Diminutive of Matilin, a Breton variant of Mathurin.
MATHURINmBreton, French
French and Breton form of Maturinus and thus ultimately derived from maturus, literally "timely" (also "mature, ripe, grown"). This name was borne by a 3rd-century saint who was responsible for spreading the gospel in the district of Sens, France.
Breton adoption of Mathurin.
Breton form of Matthew.
MEANCEfMedieval Breton, Breton (Archaic)
Of unknown origin and meaning. ... [more]
MERIADEGmBreton, Breton Legend
From an old Breton name composed of the elements mer "sea" and iatoc "forehead". Conan Meriadeg was the legendary founder of Brittany.
Diminutive of Mikael, the Breton form of Michael.
From an old Breton name of uncertain meaning. According to Albert Deshayes, the first element is equivalent to Modern Breton meur "great" and the second element, an aspirated form of man, is cognate with Latin manus "hand, strength, power over"; alternatively, the first element may be Breton mor "sea", while the second element may mean "wise, sage" from the Indo-European root *men "to think" (or "mind, understanding, reason")... [more]
Feminine form of Morvan.
NEDELEGmBreton (Rare)
Directly taken from Breton nedeleg "Christmas", this name is considered a Breton cognate of Noël.
Breton form of Nicolas.
Name of a 6th-century Breton saint, also known as Ninnoca in Latin.
Variant of Nolwenn.
Derived from Breton onn "ash" or "strong" and gwenn "white". This is an older form of Onenn, the name of a 6th- and 7th-century Breton saint.
French form of Pàdraig.
Breton form of Peter.
Means "pearl" in Breton. It is a Breton equivalent of Margaret.
PLEZOUfMedieval Breton, Breton (Archaic)
Of debated origin and meaning. Some scholars try to link this name to Breton bleiz "she-wolf", while others see a connection with Breton plezh "plat; braid"; the second part of the name is a diminutive suffix.... [more]
QUILLIENmBreton (Archaic), French (Archaic)
Breton and French form of Killian, which is no longer in use as a given name today, but it still survives as a patronymic surname (which is most prevalent in Brittany and the rest of northwestern France).
Breton form of Remigius.
Means "kingly" from the Old Breton element ri "king, ruler".
Variant of Riwanon. This was the name of the mother of Saint Harvey.
Variant of Riwanon. This was the name of the mother of Saint Harvey.
Breton masculine name which can be traced to the 5th century and is said to have originally derived from Great Britain. It is derived from the Celtic name elements ri meaning "king" and gwal meaning "value".
Breton cognate of Rhiannon.
Breton masculine name derived from the old Breton name elements ri meaning "king" and uuaroe meaning "game".
SERJmBreton, Ukrainian, Russian
Breton form and Ukrainian and Russian variant transliteration of Serge.
Allegedly from Breton seu "beautiful". She was a Breton saint of the 6th century, a sister of the renowned Saint Tugdual (one of the seven founder saints of Brittany). A commune in Brittany is named for her.
Diminutive of Franseza.
Derived from Breton sklaer "clear, bright", this name is used as an equivalent of Claire.
SOIZICfBreton, French
Breton derivative form of Françoise.
SOIZIGfFrench, Breton
From Soazig, a Breton diminutive of Frañsoaz (itself the Breton variant of Françoise). It is used in the French-speaking world outside of Brittany as a diminutive of Françoise (especially spelled Soizic).
SOLENm & fBreton (Rare)
Breton variant of Solène used as both a masculine and feminine name.
Strictly feminine variant of Solen.
Variant of Solen.
Directly taken from Breton sterenn "star; north" (cf. Steren).
SULIENmBreton, Welsh, Celtic Mythology
Derived from the Celtic name Sulgen meaning "born from the sun". This was the name of a Celtic sun god. It was borne by several early saints.
Breton masculine name derived from the elements tad meaning "father" or tadig, meaning "little father".
Variant of Tadeg.
Derived from Breton tan "fire" and ki "dog". It was borne by a 6th-century Breton saint.
Breton cognate of Welsh Teilo.
THÉLIAUmBreton, French (Modern, Rare)
Breton form of Teliaus (see Teilo).
Variant of Turio, the name of a Breton saint.
Breton form of Thomas
Gallicized form of Breton Triphina.
TRIPHINAfBreton, History
Allegedly from Trifin, a Welsh name derived from triw "exact, precise". This was the name of a 6th-century Breton saint, wife of the tyrant Conomor who killed their young son Tremorus.
TUGDUALmBreton (Rare)
Derived from Breton tut "people" and uual "brave; bold; noble; exalted" or tad "father".
Variant of Tunvel, which is of uncertain meaning (perhaps earlier Dunvael).
VINOCmBreton (Rare)
Breton diminutive masculine name derived from the name Gwenneg.
VISANTmBreton (Rare)
Breton cognate of Vincent.
WEITHNOCmBreton (Rare, Archaic)
Breton given name derived from Gwezheneg.
Feminine variant of Yann. Yanne Charbonneau (aka Vianne Rocher) is the main character of the book The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris, sequel of Chocolat.
YANNEZfBreton (Rare)
Feminine form of Yann.
YOHANmBreton, French, French (Quebec)
Breton variant of Yoan.
Breton masculine given name derived from the name Yves.
YOUNAfBreton, French (Modern, Rare)
Breton feminine form of Youenn.
Probably a Breton form of Úna. This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who settled in Brittany with her brother, Saint Gwenvael.
YVONNIGmBreton (Rare)
Breton diminutive of Yvon.