Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Means "great mother", from Celtic *mātīr meaning "mother" and the divine or augmentative suffix -on. This was the name of a Gaulish and Brythonic mother goddess, the namesake of the River Marne [1].

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesModron(Welsh Mythology)
Same SpellingMatrona 1


Sources & References

  1. Bromwich, Rachel. Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Triads of the Island of Britain. 4th ed., University of Wales, 2014, page 449.
Entry added January 21, 2022