Medieval Breton Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Breton peoples.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALANETTE f Medieval Breton
Late medieval Gallicized Breton feminine form of Alan by way of combining it with the French feminine diminutive suffix -ette.
ARGANTAEL f Medieval Breton, Breton (Rare)
Derived from Old Breton argant "silver" (arc'hant in Modern Breton), and by extension "bright; shining; resplendent", and Old Breton hael "generous; prince". Argantael was the wife of Nevenoe, the first Duke of Brittany.
ARTGNOU m Medieval Breton
Old Breton form of Artognou.
AUDREN m & f Breton Legend, Medieval Breton, Breton (Modern)
Medieval Breton form of Aodren which was revived in the 1970s. While this name was strictly masculine in medieval times, in modern times it is used on men and women alike.... [more]
BLEZVENN f Medieval Breton
Medieval Breton variant of Bleuzenn.
BRITHAEL m Medieval Breton, Medieval Cornish
Derived from either Old Breton brit "mind, spirit" or Old Breton Britto "Briton" and hael "generous; noble".
CATWALLON m Medieval Breton
Possibly the Breton form of Cadwallon. Catwallon was the abbot of Redon Abbey and the son of the Duke of Brittany Conan I of Rennes.
CONOMOR m Breton Legend, History, Medieval Breton (?)
From a Brythonic name, possibly *Cunomāros, derived from Common Celtic *kwon- "hound" or *kuno- "high" and *māros ‎"great". This was the name of Conomor the Cursed, a 6th-century king of Domnonée (modern-day northern Brittany) notorious for his cruelty, who was ultimately excommunicated at the behest of Saint Samson of Dol... [more]
DENIC m Medieval Breton
Medieval Breton diminutive of Deniel.
DRILEGO f Medieval Breton
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation from drich "aspect; face; appearance" and "possibly a variant of -lou, -leu "light"".
DRIWETHEN m Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton drech "appearance" and (g)uethen "warrior; war".
DUENERTH m Medieval Breton
Means "God's strength", derived from Old Breton due meaning "God" combined with Old Breton nerth meaning "strength, power".
EDERN m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance, Medieval Breton, Breton
Derived from Old Welsh edyrn "immense; heavy; prodigious, wonderful, marvellous", in the past this name has been (falsely) considered a derivation from Latin aeternus "eternal".... [more]
EODEZ f Medieval Breton
Breton form of Aude.
EON m Medieval Breton
Medieval Breton form of John.
EONNE f Medieval Breton
Semi-Gallicized feminine form of Eon.
GRALON m Medieval Breton, Breton Legend
Younger form of Gratlon. In Breton legend, Gralon was the king of Kêr-Is and the father of Ahez.
GUETHENCAR m Medieval Breton
From Old Breton (g)uethen "warrior, war" and Old Breton car "friend, kinsman".
GUIONNE f Medieval Breton
Gallicized feminine form of Guion.
GURVAND m Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton gour, itself an intesifying prefix, and Old Breton c'hoant / huant "desire; aspiration, ambition". Gurvand was a claimant to the Duchy of Brittany and complicit in the conspiracy which assassinated King Salomon I in 874.
GWENHAEL m Medieval Breton, Breton
Medieval Breton form of Gwenaël which was revived in the 1970s.
HERANNUEN f Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton hoiarn "iron" and the feminine suffix -uen.
MAONIRN m Medieval Breton
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation from Proto-Celtic *magu- "servant, subject".
MARGILIA f Medieval Breton, Breton (Archaic)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One - debatable - theory connects this name with the Vulgar Latin term margella.... [more]
MEANCE f Medieval Breton, Breton (Archaic)
Of unknown origin and meaning. ... [more]
NEVENOE m Medieval Breton, Breton (Rare)
Older form of Neven. Nevenoe was the first Duke of Brittany from 846 to his death in 851. He is the Breton pater patriae and to Breton nationalists he is known as Tad ar Vro "father of the country".
NONN f Medieval Breton
Breton cognate of Non.
PLEZOU f Medieval 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]
RIKENEU m Medieval Breton
An Old Breton name, composed of ri "king" + ceneuan "boy".
RIMAEL m Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton ri meaning "king" combined with Old Breton mael meaning "lord" or "prince" (ultimately from Proto-Celtic *maglos meaning "noble, chief").
RIVANON f Medieval Breton
Variant of Riwanon. This was the name of the mother of Saint Hervé.
RIWARE m Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton ri "king" and uuaroe "game". Saint Riware was the brother of Saint Riwanon and the uncle of Saint Hervé.
SULON m Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton sul "sun".
WALLON m Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton uuallon, cognate of Old Welsh uualaun, uualon "valorous".