Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "the sea" in Welsh. According to the Mabinogi he was the father of Brân, Branwen and Manawydan. His name is cognate with Irish Ler, and it is typically assumed that Llŷr may have originally been regarded as a god of the sea. He might also be the basis for the legendary King Leir of the Britons.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesLer, Lir(Irish Mythology)
Same SpellingLlyr


Entry added January 21, 2022