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".
AANORfBreton
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.
ALBERZHmBreton
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]
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.
ANDREVmBreton
Breton form of André.
ANDREVAfBreton (Rare)
Feminine form of Andrev.
ANNAICKfFrench (Rare), Breton (Rare)
Variant of Annaig or Annick, a Breton diminutive of Anna.
ANNAIGfBreton
Breton diminutive of Anna.
AOUREGANfBreton
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]
ARMELINEfBreton
Breton feminine form of Armel.
ARTHUSmBreton, French
(breton) "the bear"... [more]
ARZHURmBreton
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
Means "muse (poetic inspiration)" in Welsh. It was coined in the 19th century.
AZÉNORfBreton
Gallicized spelling of Azenor.
AZENORfBreton, Breton Legend, Theatre
Breton name of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
AZILIZfFrench, Breton
Breton form of Cecilia.
BARBAfBreton
Breton cognate of Barbara.
BERC'HEDfBreton
Breton form of Bridget.
BLEUENfFrench, Breton
Breton cognate of Welsh Blodeuyn or Blodwen.
BLEUENNfBreton
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.
BRIAGmBreton
Variant of Briac.
BRIOGmBreton
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]
CHARLEZmBreton
Breton form of Charles.
CHARLEZAfBreton
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
Feminine form of Corentin.
CYRANmBreton
An Ancient Breton name.
DAGANmBreton
An Ancient Breton name (don't know the origin).
DENEZmBreton
Breton form of Denis.
DENOELmBreton (Rare), Walloon
Breton variant of Deniel.
DENOELAfBreton
Feminine form of Denoel.
DEVImBreton
Breton form of David.
DONANmBreton
Composed of the old Celtic element dumno "world" (compare Donald) combined with a diminutive suffix. This was borne by a disciple of Saint Briec.
DONASIANmBreton
Breton form of Donatien.
DRENWALmBreton
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]
ENORmBreton
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]
EOSTENmBreton
Breton form of Augustinus.
EVENmBreton
Variant of Ewan.
FAÑCHmBreton
Diminutive of Frañsez.
FERDINANTmBreton
Breton form of Ferdinand.
FLAMMIGm & fBreton
Diminutive and feminine form of Eflamm (see Efflam).
FREDERIGmBreton
Breton form of Frederick.
GAELmSpanish (Modern), Breton
Original Breton and Spanish form of Gaël.
GAELAfBreton
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.
GWELTAZmBreton
Breton equivalent for the french Gildas, it is a quite rare name.
GWENDALmBreton
Derived from Breton gwenn "white, fair, blessed" and tal "brow, forehead". A known bearer is French Olympic ice dancer Gwendal Peizerat (1972-).
GWENIVARfBreton
Breton form of Guinevere
GWENLAOUENmBreton (Rare)
Means "blessed and joyous" from Breton gwenn "white, fair, blessed" and laouen "joyful".
GWENNfBreton
Breton form of Gwen.
GWENOLAfBreton
Recently coined Breton name intended to be a feminine form of Guénolé.... [more]
HELORImBreton
Probably derived from haelguri, composed of the elements hael and uuobri and supposedly meaning "generous and wise".
HERVELINEfBreton
Feminine form of Hervé.
IVINmBreton
Breton name of debated origin and meaning.
JAKEZmBreton
Breton form of Jacques.
JAKEZAfBreton
Feminine form of Jakez.
JAKEZIGmBreton
Diminutive of Jakez.
JANIGfBreton
Diminutive of Janed.
JANNEDIGfBreton (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of Yann.
JENOVEFAfBreton
Breton form of Geneviève (via Celtic Genovefa).
JESTINmBreton, Medieval Cornish
Breton form as well as an older Cornish form of Yestin.
JORDmBreton
Breton form of George.
JULUANmBreton
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.
KARITEZfBreton
Breton form of Charity.
KENTINmBreton
Breton form of Quintinus.
KLAODAfBreton (Rare)
Breton form of Claudia. This was the name of 16th century duchess regnant of Brittany.
KLERVIfBreton
Breton form of Creirwy. This was the name of an early Breton saint from Wales, a sister of Saint Guénolé.
LAORAÑSmBreton
Breton form of Laurence.
LAOUENmBreton (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Breton laouen "happy; joyful".
LAOUENANmBreton
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
LEVENEZfBreton
Directly taken from the Breton word for "joy", this name was used as a Breton equivalent of Laetitia from the Middle Ages onwards.
LILWENNfBreton
Breton cognate of Lilwen.
LINARTmBreton
Breton form of Leonard.
LOEIZmBreton
Breton form of Louis.
LOEIZAfBreton
Breton form of Louise.
LOÏCKmBreton, French
Gallicized spelling of a Breton variant of Loïc.
MADALENfBasque, Breton
One of the Basque and Breton forms of Magdalena.
MADENNfBreton
Breton form of Madeleine.
MAELIAfEnglish (Modern, Rare), Breton (Modern, Rare)
As a French name, it is almost certainly an elaboration of Breton Maela.... [more]
MAELORmBreton
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]
MARC'HARIDfBreton
Breton form of Margaret.
MARC'HARITfBreton
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]
MARZHINmBreton
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.
MATILINmBreton
Breton adoption of Mathurin.
MAZHEmBreton
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.
MIKAELIGmBreton
Diminutive of Mikael, the Breton form of Michael.
MORVANmBreton
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]
MORVANNENfBreton
Feminine form of Morvan.
NEDELEGmBreton (Rare)
Directly taken from Breton nedeleg "Christmas", this name is considered a Breton cognate of Noël.
NIKOLAZmBreton
Breton form of Nicolas.
NINNOGfBreton
Name of a 6th-century Breton saint, also known as Ninnoca in Latin.
NOLWENfBreton
Variant of Nolwenn.
ONNENfBreton
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.
PADRIGUEmBreton
French form of Pàdraig.
PÊRmBreton
Breton form of Peter.
PERLEZENNfBreton
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).
REMIGmBreton
Breton form of Remigius.
RIOKmBreton
Means "kingly" from the Old Breton element ri "king, ruler".
RIVANONfBreton
Variant of Riwanon. This was the name of the mother of Saint Harvey.
RIVANONEfBreton
Variant of Riwanon. This was the name of the mother of Saint Harvey.
RIWALmBreton
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".
RIWANONfBreton
Breton cognate of Rhiannon.
RIWAREmBreton
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.
SÈVEfBreton
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.
SEZAICfBreton
Diminutive of Franseza.
SKLERIJENNfBreton
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.
SOLENAfBreton
Strictly feminine variant of Solen.
SOLENNfBreton
Derived from the latin word "sollemnis" which means "solemn, ceremonious"
STERENNfBreton
Means "star" in Breton (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.
TADEGmBreton
Breton masculine name derived from the elements tad meaning "father" or tadig, meaning "little father".
TADOUmBreton
Variant of Tadeg.
TANGImBreton
Derived from Breton tan "fire" and ki "dog". It was borne by a 6th-century Breton saint.
TELOmBreton
Breton cognate of Welsh Teilo.
THÉLIAUmBreton, French (Modern, Rare)
Breton form of Teliaus (see Teilo).
THURIANmBreton
Variant of Turio, the name of a Breton saint.
TOMAZmBreton
Breton form of Thomas
TRÉPHINEfBreton
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.
TRYPHINEfBreton, History
English transcription of the name of Saint Tryphine (called TRÉPHINE in French)
TUGDUALmBreton (Rare)
Derived from Breton tut "people" and uual "brave; bold; noble; exalted" or tad "father".
TUNEVELfBreton
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.
YANNEfBreton
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.
YOUENNmBreton
Breton masculine given name derived from the name Yves.
YOUNAfBreton, French (Modern, Rare)
Breton feminine form of Youenn.
YUNAfBreton
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.