Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /kju.ˌnɑ.bə.ˈlaɪ.nəs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of a Brythonic name, possibly from old Celtic * "dog, hound" (genitive *kunos) combined with either the name of the god Belenus or another Celtic root meaning "strong". This was the name of a 1st-century king of southeastern Britain. He is known from Roman historians such as Suetonius [1] and medieval Welsh histories, as well as from coins bearing his name.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesCymbeline(Literature) Cynfelyn(Welsh)


Sources & References

Entry updated April 23, 2024