Breton Submitted Names

Breton names are used in the region of Brittany in northwest France.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AANOR f Breton
Variant of Azenor. Folk etymology likes to associate this name with Eléonore due to confusing the variant Aenor with the possibly Germanic name Aenor borne by the mother of Eleanor of Aquitaine (see Eleanor for further information).
ADENORA f Breton
Breton form of Éléonore.
ADRABORANN f Breton (Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of Adraboran, a Breton variant ("Bretonnisation") of the name of the star Aldebaran.
AEL m Breton (Modern)
Directly taken from Breton ael "angel".
AELA f Breton (Modern)
Feminine form of Ael and cognate of Angela.
AELEZ f Breton (Rare)
Variant of Aela. The name coincides with Breton aelez "angels".
ALAR m Breton (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a Breton form of Alaric and a Breton form of Éloi.
ALARA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Alar.
ALBERZH m Breton (Rare)
Breton form of Albert.
ALER m Breton (Rare)
Variant of Alar.
ALERA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Aler.
ALFOÑS m Breton
Breton form of Alfons.
ALMEDA f Spanish, English, Breton (Archaic)
As a Spanish given name, Almeda is a transfer of the Spanish surname which is derived from Almeida, a habitational name from Arabic al-medina "the city". Its use has been influenced by Alameda, a topographic name from Spanish alameda "poplar grove", and ultimately by the Spanish word álamo "poplar".... [more]
ALWENA f Breton
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include an adoption of the Welsh name (which is unlikely as the Breton name seems to be older than the Welsh name in question), a younger form of Breton Alc'houen and a variant of Anglo-Norman Alfwena.
ANAËL m French (Modern), Breton (Gallicized, Modern)
Coined in the 1960s as a Breton masculine form of Anne.
ANDREV m Breton
Breton form of André.
ANDREVA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Andrev.
ANNAICK f French (Rare), Breton (Rare)
Variant of Annaig or Annick, a Breton diminutive of Anna.
AODREN m Breton
Derived from Old Breton alt "high; elevated" and either Old Breton roen "royal" or Old Breton roen / roin "lineage of a king". In recent times, folk etymology likes to associate this name with Modern Breton aod "coast, shore, waterside".
AODRENA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Aodren.
AOGUST m Breton (Archaic)
Breton form of August.
AOUREGAN f Breton
Breton name, in which the first element is aour meaning "gold" (ultimately from Latin aurum). The second element may be Breton gen "cheek, face" or gwenn "shining, holy"... [more]
AOURELL f Breton
Derived from Breton aour "gold", this name is generally considered the Breton form of Aurelia.
AOURGEN f Breton (Rare)
Derived from Breton aour "gold" and Old Breton ken "fair; beautiful; splendid" (kaer and koant in Modern Breton), this name is the Breton cognate of Welsh Eurgain.
ARGANT m Breton
Means "silver" in Breton. This was the name of an 8th century king of Brittany
ARGANTAEL f Medieval Breton, Breton (Rare)
Derived from Old Breton argant "silver" (arc'hant 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.
ARGANTEL f Breton
From Old Breton Arganthael; argant meaning "silver" and hael meaning "generous". This was the name of the wife of the first duke of Brittany.
ARGANTLOWEN f Breton
From Breton argant meaning "silver" and louuen meaning "joyful, happy"
ARMAEL m Breton
Variant of Armel.
ARMELA f Breton
Feminine form of Armel.
ARMELINE f Breton (Gallicized), French
Semi-Gallicized variant of Armela and French feminine form of Armel.
ARZEL m Breton
Variant of Arzhel.
ARZELA f Breton
Feminine form of Arzel.
ARZHELA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Arzhel.
ARZHUR m Breton
Breton form of Arthur.
ARZHURA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Arzhur.
AUDREN m & f Breton Legend, Medieval Breton, Breton (Modern)
Medieval Breton form of Aodren which was revived in the 1970s. While this name was strictly masculine in medieval times, in modern times it is used on men and women alike.... [more]
AUDRENA f Breton (Rare)
Strictly feminine form of Audren.
AVEL m Breton
Breton form of Abel. In recent times, folk etymology likes to connect this name to Breton avel "wind".
AVELA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Avel.
AVÉNIE f Breton (Gallicized, Rare), French (Rare)
French variant of Awen. Saint Avénie was a sister of the 9th-century Achaean saint Benoît of Massérac.
AWEN f Breton, Welsh
Directly taken from Welsh and Breton awen "muse; (poetic) inspiration; poetic gift", ulitmately from the Indo-European root *-uel "to blow (wind)". As a given name it has been used since the 19th century.
AWENA f Breton
Variant of Awen.
AZÉNOR f Breton
Gallicized spelling of Azenor.
AZENOR f Breton, Breton Legend, Theatre
Breton name of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
AZILIZ f Breton
Breton form of Cecilia.
BADEZOUR m Breton
Breton form of Baptiste.
BARBA f Breton, Corsican, Latvian
Breton, Corsican and Latvian cognate of Barbara (compare French Barbe).
BEATRIS f Russian (Rare), Medieval Occitan, Medieval Spanish, Medieval Flemish, Czech (Rare), Breton
Russian, Breton, medieval Spanish and medieval Occitan form of Beatrix as well as a Czech variant of that name.
BENEAD m Breton (Rare)
Breton form of French Benoît.
BENEDIG m Breton (Rare)
Breton form of Benedict.
BENNIGA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Benniged.
BERC'HED f Breton
Breton form of Bridget.
BERNEZ m Breton (Rare)
Breton form of Bernard.
BLEIZ m Breton
Derived from Breton bleiz "wolf; gray" and thus nowadays commonly considered the Breton equivalent of French Loup, this name was in former times also used as a phonetic approximation to Blois and given in honor of the Blessed Charles of Blois, Duke of Brittany.... [more]
BLEIZA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Bleiz.
BLEUEN f Breton
Variant of Bleuenn.
BLEUENN f Breton
Variant of Bleuzenn.
BLEUZEN f Breton
The Breton form of Blodwen
BLEUZENN f Breton
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Some academics consider Bleuzenn a Breton cognate of either Welsh Blodeuyn or Welsh Blodwen while others consider this name a derivation from Middle Breton bleuzuenn "flower"... [more]
BLEZA f Breton (Rare, Archaic)
Feminine form of Blez.
BRANDAN m Breton
Breton variant of Brendan.
BRANOC m Breton
Derived from Breton bran meaning "raven"
BREC'HED f Breton
Variant of Berc'hed.
BRENDANA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Brendan.
BRIAC m French, Breton
From a Brythonic name derived from the Celtic element *brigo "high, noble, mighty". As such this name can be viewed as a Breton cognate of Brian. In the case of Saint Briac, who arrived in Brittany with Saint Tugdual circa 548, this was a short form of the old Welsh name Briafael.
BRIACA f Breton
Female form of Briac.
BRIAG m Breton
Younger form of Briac.
BRIAGA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Briag, this name is occasionally also considered a Breton cognate of Cornish Breaca.
BRIAGELL f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Briag.
BRIOG m Breton
Derived from Breton bri, ultimately from Proto-Celtic *brigo "high, noble"
CADWAL m Medieval Welsh, Breton (Rare)
From Old Welsh cad "battle" and gwal "leader". This occurs in Shakespeare's play 'Cymbeline' (1609) as the name of Arviragus while in hiding in Wales.... [more]
CHARLEZ m Breton
Breton form of Charles.
CHARLEZA f Breton
Feminine form of Charlez.
CLERVIE f Breton (Gallicized)
Gallicized form of Klervi.
CONVEN m History, Breton
From the Breton name Konwenn meaning "white dog" or "white warrior", derived from kon, singular (or plural? genitive?) of ki "dog, warrior" (compare Tanguy, Cunobelinus) combined with gwenn "white"... [more]
CRISTOC'H m Breton
Breton form of Christopher.
DENEZ m Breton
Breton form of Denis.
DENOEL m Breton (Rare), Walloon
Breton variant of Deniel.
DENOELA f Breton
Feminine form of Denoel.
DERC'HEN m Breton
Younger form of Dergen.
DEVI m Breton
Breton cognate of Dewi (1).
DIVI m Breton
Breton cognate of Dewi (1).
DOMINIG m Breton
Breton form of Dominic.
DONAN m Breton
Composed of the old Celtic element dumno "world" (compare Donald) combined with a diminutive suffix. This was borne by a disciple of Saint Briec.
DONASIAN m Breton
Breton form of Donatien.
EDERN m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance, Medieval Breton, Breton
Derived from Old Welsh edyrn "immense; heavy; prodigious, wonderful, marvellous", in the past this name has been (falsely) considered a derivation from Latin aeternus "eternal".... [more]
EDERNA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Edern.
EFFLAMM m Breton
Variant of Eflamm.
EFLAMM m Breton
Probably derived from Breton flamm meaning "bright, brilliant, agleam, splendid". This was the name of a Breton saint who, through spiritual means, drove a dragon out of Brittany after King Arthur failed to do so through military means... [more]
ELAR m Breton (Rare)
Variant of Alar.
ELARA f Breton
Feminine form of Elar.
ELEN f Breton
Derived from Old Breton el- "livestock" and by extension "wealth; treasure", this name has early on been conflated with Helen whose Breton and Welsh form is also Elen.
ELIAZ m Breton
Breton form of Elias.
ELIZABED f Breton
Variant of Elesbed, used to refer to the Biblical figure.
ELOUEN m Breton
Variant of Elouan.
ÉMILION m Breton (Gallicized), French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
Breton form of Émile and/or Émilien as well as a French diminutive of Émile and variant of Émilien.... [more]
ENOR m Breton
Masculine form of Enora.
ENVEL m Breton
Reduced form of Gwenvael.
ERELL f Breton
Of uncertain origin and meaning, although a connection to Old Irish er "high; noble; great" has been suggested.
ERWANA f Breton
Feminine form of Erwan.
ESPERAÑS f Breton
Breton form of Hope.
EVEN m Breton
Variant of Ewan.
FAÑCH m Breton
Both a diminutive of Frañsez and a "Bretonization" of François.
FEIZ f Breton
Breton form of Faith.
FERDINANT m Breton
Breton form of Ferdinand.
FLAMMIG m & f Breton (Rare)
Diminutive and feminine form of Eflamm.
GAEL m Breton, Spanish (Modern)
Original Breton and Spanish form of Gaël.
GAELA f Breton
Feminine form of Gael.
GAIDIG f Breton
Diminutive of Gaid, itself a short form of Margaid.
GAOTER m Breton (Archaic)
Breton form of Walter.
GLADEZ f Breton (Rare)
Breton cognate of Gladys.
GOULWEN m Breton
Of uncertain origin and meaning.
GOULWENA f Breton
Feminine form of Goulwen.
GUÉNOLÉ m Breton (Gallicized), Breton Legend
Gallicized form of Gwenole, itself derived from Old Breton uuin meaning "white", and by extension "fair; blessed", and uual "brave". This was the name of a legendary Breton saint who was inspired to found an abbey by a dream he had of Saint Patrick.
GURVAN m Breton
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Old Breton gour, itself an intensifying prefix, and Old Breton man "sage" and a younger form of Gurvand.
GWELLAOUEN f Breton (Rare)
Derived from Breton gwenn "white", and by extension " fair; blessed", and laouen "joyful; happy, glad".
GWELTAZ m Breton
Original Breton form of Gildas.
GWENAEL m Breton
Original Breton form of the Gallicized Gwenaël.
GWENAELA f Breton
Feminine form of Gwenael.
GWENDAL m Breton
Derived from Breton gwenn "white, fair, blessed" and tal "brow, forehead". A known bearer is French Olympic ice dancer Gwendal Peizerat (1972-).
GWENHAEL m Medieval Breton, Breton
Medieval Breton form of Gwenaël which was revived in the 1970s.
GWENIVAR f Breton
Breton form of Guinevere.
GWENLAOUEN m & f Breton (Rare)
Masculine and feminine variant of Gwellaouen.
GWENLOWEN f Breton
From gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and louuen meaning "joyful, happy"
GWENN f Breton
Breton cognate of Gwen.
GWENNA f Cornish, Breton
Younger Cornish form of Wenna and Breton variant of Gwenn.
GWENNAN f Welsh, Breton
Younger form of Gwennant, itself derived from the Welsh elements gwen "white, fair, blessed" and nant "stream". This name was borne by a daughter of Brychan Brycheiniog.
GWENNENN f Breton
Variant of Gwenn and Gwenna.
GWENNIN m Breton
Masculine form of Gwenn.
GWENNINA f Breton
Feminine form of Gwennin.
GWENOLA f Breton
Feminine form of Gwenole.
GWENOLE m Breton
Original Breton form of Guénolé.
GWENVAEL m Breton
Combination of Breton gwen "white; (and by extension) fair, blessed" and Mael.
HELORI m Breton
Younger form of Haelguri, itself derived from Old Breton hael "generous; prince" and uuobri "serious; important".
HERRI m Breton
Breton form of Henry.
HERVE m Breton
Younger form of Haerviu.
HERVEA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Hervé.
HERVELINE f Breton
Feminine form of Hervé.
HOELA f Breton
Feminine form of Hoel.
IVIN m Breton
Breton name of debated origin and meaning.
JAGU m Breton (Rare)
Breton form of Jacob (compare Cornish Jago).
JAKEZ m Breton
Breton form of Jacques.
JAKEZA f Breton
Feminine form of Jakez.
JAKEZIG m Breton
Diminutive of Jakez.
JANIG f Breton
Technically a diminutive of Janed and thus a Breton cognate of Jeannette, this name is now used as the Breton form of Jeanne.
JENOVEFA f Breton, Czech
Czech variant of Jenovéfa and Breton form of Geneviève (via Celtic Genovefa).
JESTIN m Breton, Medieval Cornish
Breton form as well as an older Cornish form of Yestin.
JEZEKAEL m Breton
Variant of Yezekael.
JEZEKELA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Jezekael.
JILDAZ m Breton
Younger form of Gweltaz via its Gallicized form Gildas.
JILDAZA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Jildaz.
JOB m Breton
Contracted form of Jozeb, used as a given name in its own right.
JOÉVIN m Breton
Rare Breton form of Jean. It can also derive from Jove.... [more]
JORD m Breton
Breton form of George.
JORJ m Breton
Variant of Jord.
JOZEB m Breton
Breton form of Joseph, used to refer to the Biblical figure.
JUDICAËLLE f Breton, French
Feminine form of Judicaël.
JULUAN m Breton
Breton form of Julian.
KADO m Breton
Breton younger form of Cadoc.
KAOURINTIN m Breton
Original Breton form of the Gallicized Corentin.
KAOURINTINA f Breton (Rare)
Original Breton form of Corentine.
KARADEG m Breton
Breton form of Caradog.
KARENTEG m Breton
Derived from Old Breton carant meaning "parents" (modern Breton kerent), though its meaning is often interpreted as "loving". Saint Karenteg was a disciple of Saint Patrick. His feast day is May 16.
KARITEZ f Breton
Breton form of Caritas.
KATELIN f Breton
Breton form of Cateline.
KATOU f Breton
Diminutive form of Katarin.
KENAN m Breton
Breton cognate of Cynan.
KENTIN m Breton
Breton form of Quintinus.
KLAODA m & f Breton (Rare)
Breton form of Claudius and Claudia. This was the name of 16th century duchess regnant of Brittany.
KLEMAÑS m Breton (Rare)
Breton form of Clement.
KLEMEZA f Breton (Archaic)
Feminine form of Klemez.
KLERVI f Breton
Breton form of Creirwy. This was the name of an early Breton saint from Wales, a sister of Saint Guénolé.
KLERVIA f Breton
Variant of Klervi.
KONAN m Breton
Variant of Kenan.
KRISTELL f Breton
Feminine form of Kristen, itself the Breton form of Christian.
KRISTOC'H m Breton (Rare)
Vannetais form of Kristof.
KRISTOF m Croatian, Breton
Croatian and Breton form of Christopher.
LAORA f Breton
Breton form of Laura.
LAORAÑS m Breton
Breton form of Laurence (1).
LAORAÑSA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Laorañs.
LAOUEN m Breton (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Breton laouen "happy; joyful".
LAOUENAN m Breton
Derived from Breton laouen "joyful" (Welsh llawen; compare Gwenlaouen, Lowenna). This was the name of a 6th-century Breton saint. It also coincides with Breton laouenan "wren".
LARA f Breton
Truncated form of Alara and Elara.
LARIG m Breton
Diminutive of Alar via Alarig.
LEICH m Breton (Archaic)
Vannetais form of Loeiz.
LENAIG f Breton
Diminutive of Lena.
LÉNAIK f & m French (Rare), Breton
Not available
LÉNNAÏCK f & m French, Breton
Variant of Lénaik
LERA f Breton (Rare)
Truncated form of Alera.
LEVENEZ f Breton (Rare)
Directly taken from Breton levenez "happiness, joy", this name is occasionally considered the Breton equivalent of Laetitia. Saint Levenez was the wife of Count Romélius and the mother of Saint Gwenael.
LILA f Breton
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Eulalia.
LILWENN f Breton
Breton cognate of Lilwen.
LISIG f Breton (Rare)
Diminutive of Lisenn.
LOEIZ m Breton
Breton form of Louis.
LOEIZA f Breton
Breton form of Louise.
LOÏCK m Breton, French
Gallicized spelling of a Breton variant of Loïc.
LOMIG m Breton
Diminutive of Lom, itself a short form of Gwilhom which used to be a vernacular form of Gwilherm.
LOUAN m Breton
Variant of Elouan.
LOUDIERN m Breton
Derived from the celtic name elements lou meaning "light" and thiern meaning "chief".
LUKAZ m Breton
Breton form of Lucas.
LUKIAN m Breton, Ukrainian (Rare)
Breton form of Lucian and Ukrainian variant transcription of Lukyan.
LUSIA f Breton, Faroese, Finnish, English (British, Rare)
Breton, Finnish and Faroese form and English variant of Lucia.
LUSIAN m Breton (Rare)
Breton form of Lucian.
LUSIANA f Breton (Rare, Archaic), English (Modern, Rare)
Breton feminine form of Lusian and English variant of Luciana.
MADALEN f Basque, Breton
Basque and Breton form of Magdalena.
MADEG m Breton
Breton cognate of Madoc.
MADEN m Breton
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One theory derives this name from Breton mad "good; goodness".
MADENN f Breton
Derived from Breton mad "good; goodness". This name is occasionally considered a Breton equivalent of Saint Bona.
MAELAN m Breton
Diminutive of Mael.
MAELIA f English (Modern, Rare), Breton (Modern, Rare)
As a French name, it is almost certainly an elaboration of Breton Maela.... [more]
MAELOR m Breton
Breton form of Magloire.
MAHE m Breton
Variant of Mazhe.
MAHÉ m Breton, French
Gallicized form of Mahe, itself a variant of Breton Mazhe.
MAI f Breton
Contracted form of Mari.
MAÏLYS f Breton, French
Either a blend of Maï, a Breton short form or contraction of Mary (compare Maïwenn), and Maëlys or a variant spelling of Mailys.
MAINA f Breton
Contracted form of Marianna.
MAIWENN f Breton
Combination of Mai and Gwenn.
MALO m Breton
Derived from Old Breton mach "pledge, hostage, warrant" and lou / loh "light; brilliant, bright; beautiful". This was the name of a Breton saint from Wales, the favorite disciple of Saint Brendan the Navigator... [more]
MALOE f Breton (Modern)
Recently coined name intended as a feminine form of Malo.
MAODAN m Breton
Derived from mau meaning "yellow" and tan meaning "fire".
MARC'HAN m Breton
Derived from marc'h meaning "horse".
MARC'HARID f Breton
Breton form of Margaret.
MARGAÏD f Breton (Gallicized)
Gallicized form of Margaid.
MARGILIA f Medieval Breton, Breton (Archaic)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One - debatable - theory connects this name with the Vulgar Latin term margella.... [more]
MARZHIN m Breton
Breton form of Martin.
MARZHINA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Marzhin.
MASIMILIAN m Breton
Breton form of Maximilian.
MATHILINIC m Breton (Rare, Archaic)
Diminutive of Matilin, a Breton variant of Mathurin.
MATHURIN m Breton, French
French and Breton form of Maturinus and thus ultimately derived from maturus, literally "timely" (also "mature, ripe, grown"). This name was borne by a 3rd-century saint who was responsible for spreading the gospel in the district of Sens, France.
MATILIN m Breton
Variant of Matelin.
MAZE m Breton
Variant of Mazhe.
MAZHE m Breton
Breton form of Matthew.
MAZHEAS m Breton
Breton form of Mattheus, referring to the Biblical figure.
MAZHEV m Breton
Breton form of Matthew.
MAZHEVA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Mazhev.
MEANCE f Medieval Breton, Breton (Archaic)
Of unknown origin and meaning. ... [more]
MERIADEG m Breton, Breton Legend
From an old Breton name composed of the elements mer "sea" and iatoc "forehead". Conan Meriadeg was the legendary founder of Brittany.
MEURZH m Breton
Breton form of Mars, refering to both the god and the planet. It also means "Tuesday" and "March" in Breton.
MEVEN m Breton
Of uncertain origin and meaning.
MEVENA f Breton
Feminine form of Meven.
MIKAELIG m Breton
Diminutive of Mikael.
MONA f Breton
Contracted form of Marivona.
MORAN m Breton
Derived from either Breton mor "sea" or Old Breton mor (meur in Modern Breton) "great" and a diminutive suffix.
MORANA f Breton
Feminine form of Moran.
MORANENN f Breton
Feminine form of Moran.
MORANEZ f Breton
Feminine form of Moran.
MORDIERN m Breton
Derived from either Breton mor "sea" or "great" (meur in Modern Breton) and tiern "prince; noble" (ultimately from Old Breton tiarn and Proto-Celtic *tigerno- "lord, master").