Medieval Breton Submitted Names
were used by medieval Breton peoples.
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
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.
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]
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
DUENERTH m Medieval Breton
Means "God's strength", derived from Old Breton due
meaning "God" combined with Old Breton nerth
meaning "strength, power".
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.
MAONIRN m Medieval Breton
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation from Proto-Celtic *magu-
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".
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]
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").
WALLON m Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton uuallon
, cognate of Old Welsh uualaun, uualon