Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. a-NAY-rin(Welsh)
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Meaning & History

Old Welsh name, possibly from the Latin name Honorius [1]. This was the name of a 6th-century Brythonic poet, also known as Neirin or Aneurin [2], who is said to be the author of the poem Y Gododdin.

Related Names

VariantsNeirin(Old Welsh) Aneurin(Welsh)
DiminutiveNye(Welsh)

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Sources & References

  1. MacKillop, James. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Oxford, 1998, page 16.
  2. Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford, 1990, page 18.

Entry updated January 21, 2022