Celtic Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends of the Celtic peoples. These are primarily from continental Celtic mythology - see Irish mythology and Welsh mythology for more.
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ABELLIO m Celtic Mythology, Greek Mythology
Some scholars have postulated that Abellio is the same name as APOLLO, who in Crete and elsewhere was called ABELIOS (Greek Αβέλιος), and by the Italians and some Dorians Apello, and that the deity is the same as the Gallic Apollo mentioned by Caesar, and also the same as the Belis or Belenus mentioned by Tertullian and Herodian.... [more]
ABNOBA f Celtic Mythology
The name of an obscure Gaulish goddess, thought to be connected to Celtic abona "river" (source of AVON). The second element may be derived from either Proto-Indo-European nogʷo-, meaning "naked, nude" or "tree", or the verbal root *nebh- "burst out, be damp".
ACHTAN f Irish Mythology, Celtic Mythology
The Irish heroine who bore CORMAC, the king.
ADSULLATA f Celtic Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly British adsiltia "she who is gazed at". This was the name of a river goddess worshipped by the Continental Celts. It may be an older form of ESYLLT.
AEDDAN m Welsh Mythology, Celtic Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Welsh form of ÁEDÁN and diminutive of AEDD. In Welsh Legend, Aeddan was the son of Caw, a Pictish overlord... [more]
AEDUMANDA f Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
Reconstructed old Celtic form of AIMEND.... [more]
AERACURA f Celtic Mythology
Of unclear origin. It has been connected with Latin aes, aeris "copper, bronze, money, wealth" as well as era "mistress" and the name of the Greek goddess HERA.... [more]
AERICURA f Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
The origins of this name are uncertain; probably a Latinized form of a Celtic name, although some Latin roots have been suggested (including aes, genitive aeris, "brass, copper, bronze, money, wealth"; and era, genitive erae, "mistress of a house")... [more]
ALATOR m Celtic Mythology, Roman Mythology
An epithet of Mars found on an altar at South Shields in England, and on a votive plaque found in Hertfordshire in England. There is disagreement of its meaning, with some academics interpreting it as "hunstman" and others as "cherisher"... [more]
ALAUNUS m Celtic Mythology
Also a Gaulish god of healing and prophecy, who was venerated in the areas of Mannheim (Germany) and Salzburg (Austria).
ALBIORIX m Celtic Mythology
A name given on an inscription at Avignon to a Celtic war god, who may have been TIWAZ (see TYR) or Teutates' (Latinized form of TOUTATIS)... [more]
ALISANOS m Celtic Mythology
A local god in Gaul who is mentioned in inscriptions in central France. Attempts have been made to identify him as a mountain-ash god or a god of rowan trees. The ancient Gaulish city of Alesia, now called Alise-Sainte-Reine, may well be connected with him.
ANCAMNA f Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
A water goddess from Continental Celtic mythology known from inscriptions in the area of modern-day France and Germany.... [more]
ANCASTA f Celtic Mythology
Ancasta is the name of a little known goddess of Roman Britian.
ANKOU m Celtic Mythology, Breton Legend
This is the name of a legendary skeleton-ghost in parts of France, namely Brittany and Normandy as well as Cornwall. He travels by night, riding a creaking cart (or small coach) drawn by four black horses in which he comes to collect the souls of the recently departed... [more]
ARDUINNA f Celtic Mythology
From the Gaulish arduo- meaning "height". Arduinna was a Celtic goddess of the Ardennes Forest and region, represented as a huntress riding a boar. The name Arduenna silva for "wooded heights" was applied to several forested mountains, not just the modern Ardennes.
ARNEMETIA f Celtic Mythology
Arnemetia's name contains Celtic elements are," meaning "against, beside," and nemeton, meaning "sacred grove." Her name is thus interpreted as "she who dwells in the sacred grove," suggesting Arnemetia may be a divine epithet rather than a name in its own right.
ARTIO f Celtic Mythology
Derived from the Gaulish word artos "bear".... [more]
ATAEGINA f Celtic Mythology, Celtiberian Mythology
The name of a goddess worshiped by the ancient Iberians, Lusitanians, and Celtiberians. Her name possibly comes from the proto-Celtic *atte- and *geno- which together mean "reborn", or else *ad-akwī- meaning "night".
ATÉGINA f Celtic Mythology, Portuguese, Spanish
The Lusitanian goddess of nature and cure. A popular goddess worshipped by the ancient Iberians, Lusitanians, and Celtiberians of the Iberian Peninsula. Derived from a Celtic source: the two roots atte- and geno- to mean "Reborn" or from ad-akwī- (Irish adaig) meaning "night".
AVENTIA f Celtic Mythology
Celtic goddess of waters.
AVETA f Celtic Mythology
A Gaulish goddess of birth and midwifery known from figurines and inscriptions found in the area of modern-day France, Germany and Switzerland.... [more]
BEIRA f Literature, Celtic Mythology
Anglicized form of Bheur or Bhuer perhaps meaning "cutting, sharp, shrill" in Scottish Gaelic, from Cailleach Bheur "sharp old wife", the name of the Scottish personification of winter, a reference to wintry winds... [more]
BELATUCADROS m Celtic Mythology
Often translated as "fair shining one" or "fair slayer", derived in part from Celtic *bel(l)- "strong, powerful" or *belo- "bright" (cf. BELENUS)... [more]
BELENA f Ancient Celtic, German, Danish, Celtic Mythology
Latinized feminine form of BELENUS. Belena was the wife of the Gaulish solar god Belenus and the goddess of the sun and the beginning summer.
BELISAMA f Celtic Mythology
Possibly means "summer bright" from ancient Celtic elements (related to BELENOS). She was a goddess worshiped in ancient Gaul and Britain, associated with lakes and rivers, fire, crafts and light.
BORVO m Celtic Mythology
In Lusitanian and Celtic polytheism, Borvo was a healing deity associated with bubbling spring water.
BRICTA f Celtic Mythology
A Gaulish goddess who was a consort of LUXOVIUS, god of the waters of Luxeuil-les-Bains (in antiquity, Luxovium).
BRIGANTIA f Celtic Mythology
Derived from Celtic *brigant- "high" or *briga- "might, power". This was the name of an important Brythonic goddess. She is almost certainly the same deity as BRIDGET, the Irish goddess.
CAMULOS m Celtic Mythology, Gaulish
Derived from Gaulish *camulos "champion; servant". Camulos was an important god of early Great Britain and Gaul, especially among the Belgae and the Remi, who the Romans equated with MARS.
CATURIX m Gaulish, Celtic Mythology
Derived from Gaulish catu meaning "battle" combined with Gaulish rix meaning "king".... [more]
CIGFA f Celtic Mythology, Welsh Mythology
Cigfa is a minor character in Welsh mythology. Her full name was Cigfa ferch Gwyn Glohoyw.
CLOTA f Celtic Mythology
The Celtic goddess of the river Clyde.... [more]
COVENTINA f Celtic Mythology
The Celtic (Britain) goddess of water and springs. ... [more]
DAMARA f Celtic Mythology
The name of a Celtic fertility goddess. Though unconnected, this is also the name of an ethnic group who live in Namibia, Africa.
DAMONA f Celtic Mythology
A Gallic goddess, known as the "Divine Cow". She is the spouse of BORVO.
DIVONA f Celtic Mythology
Meaning "divinity" from the Gaulish 'deuos'. ... [more]
DRUANTIA f Popular Culture, Celtic Mythology
Hypothetic old Celtic form of the name of a river in the south of France commonly known as the Durance, which is of unknown meaning. An Indo-European root meaning "to flow" has been suggested. According to Robert Graves in 'The White Goddess' (1948), it is derived from the Indo-European root *deru meaning "oak" (as are the words druid and dryad) and probably also belonged to a Gallic tree goddess, which he identifies as "Queen of the Druids" and "Mother of the Tree Calendar"... [more]
ENDOVELICUS m Celtic Mythology
Celt-iberic god in ancient Portugal and spain, probabily an important deity due to its meaning, from celtic Ende, "more", and Vell, "better", "more" and "better" would thus have the same meaning as Optimus, that is, "Excellent"... [more]
ESUVIA f Ancient Celtic, Celtic Mythology
Gaulish name, the feminine form of Esvios via its Latinized form Esuvius. It is presumably related to Esuvii, the name of a Gaulish tribe, and the Gaulish theonym Esus.
ICOVELLAUNA f Celtic Mythology
meaning is unknown, name of a Celtic water goddess
KELPIE f & m Celtic Mythology, English (Modern, Rare)
The name of a shape-shifting water spirit that takes the form of a greyish black horse. The Kelpie drowns then devours anyone who tries to ride it.... [more]
LENUS m Celtic Mythology
Lenus was the Celtic god of healing. He is often compared to the Roman god Mars.
LUXOVIUS m Celtic Mythology
The Gaulish god of the waters of Luxeuil. Consort of BRICTA.
MALGVEN f Breton Legend, Celtic Mythology
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a sorceress or druidess in the Breton legend of Ys. Malgven was the mother of Ahes by King Gradlon (Gralon in Breton).
MAPONUS m Celtic Mythology
Maponus was the god of youth. In Gaulish, mapos means a young boy or son.
MEREWENNE f Medieval Cornish, Celtic Mythology
Merewenne is listed in the 12th-century Hartland list as one of the daughters of BRYCHAN. While she is sometimes considered identical with MORWENNA of Morwenstowe, another daughter of Brychan, Merewenne and the variants Marwyne and Merwenna appear in medieval records referring to the patron-saint of Marhamchurch near Bude (a church dating back to 1086 which is situated in north-east Cornwall).
NANTOSUELTA f Celtic Mythology
Nantosuelta is the Celtic goddess of the nature of earth, fire and fertility.
NANTOSUETTA f Celtic Mythology
A Celtic goddess worshipped in Gaul. ... [more]
NARIA f Roman Mythology, Celtic Mythology
Meaning unknown. Naria was a Gallo-Roman goddess worshiped in western Switzerland. While what she was goddess of is a mystery officially, it can be deduced from the sole image of her that she may have been a goddess of good luck and blessings, as her image was done in the generic style of FORTUNA, the Roman goddess of luck.
NEHALENNIA f Celtic Mythology, Germanic Mythology, German (Modern, Rare), Dutch (Modern, Rare)
Name of a Gaulish goddess of commerce worshipped in what is now the Netherlands, whose worship was prevalent when the Romans arrived to the area. The etymology is unknown, though perhaps related to Indo-European *nāu- "boat", in which case it may have meant "seafarer" or "steerswoman".
NEMETONA f Celtic Mythology
Meaning "sacred area", from the Celtic 'nemeto', itself from 'nemeton', a term designating Gaulish religious spaces. ... [more]
NICNEVIN f Celtic Mythology, Folklore
From the Scottish surname NEACHNEOHAIN meaning "daughter(s) of the divine". ... [more]
NOREIA f Celtic Mythology, Germanic Mythology, German (Modern, Rare)
Noreia was the name of a Gaulish mother goddess associated with the moon, who was particularly venerated in the area that is modern-day Austria.... [more]
OIFA f Celtic Mythology
Oifa was the sister of Ove in Celtic mythology. Pronounced IY-fah
ORCHIL f Literature, Germanic Mythology, Celtic Mythology (?)
The name of an obscure earth goddess, mentioned in poems by William Sharp and W. B. Yeats.
POOKA f Anglo-Saxon Mythology, Celtic Mythology
Means "spirit" in Irish folklore. Pooka is another name for "Will-o the Wisp".... [more]
ROSMERTA f Celtic Mythology
Probably means "great provider" from Gaulish ro, an intensive prefix (hence "very, most, great"), combined with smert "purveyor, carer" and the feminine name suffix a. This was the name of an obscure Gallo-Roman goddess of fertility, abundance and prosperity... [more]
SENUNA f Celtic Mythology
A Celtic goddess worshipped in Roman Britain. Her name is possibly related to the Proto-Celtic 'seno' meaning "old". Some academics have associated the name to the ancient river Senua that was once located in southern Britain, which may have also been known as Alde, from the Anglo-Saxon 'ald' meaning old... [more]
SEQUANA f Ancient Celtic (Latinized), Celtic Mythology
Latinized form of the Gaulish (Celtic) name Sicauna, which is argued to mean "sacred river" or "the fast flowing one". This was the name of the Gallo-Roman goddess of the River Seine.
SIRONA f Celtic Mythology, Germanic Mythology
The name of a Celtic goddess mainly worshipped in middle Europe and the region of the Danube. She was associated with healing, wolves, and children.... [more]
SULIEN m Breton, Welsh, Celtic Mythology
Derived from the Celtic name Sulgen meaning "born from the sun". This was the name of a Celtic sun god. It was borne by several early saints.
SULIS f Celtic Mythology (Anglicized, Archaic)
The name of a deity worshipped at the thermal spring in Bath as a part of localised Celtic polytheism. She was then worshipped by the Romano-British as Sulis Minerva.
SURIA f English, Celtic Mythology
Suria, also Syria, is the female deification of supposedly good flowing water, conceived as a weaning Mother goddess, in ancient Celtic polytheism.
TAMESIS f Celtic Mythology
The Celtic goddess of fresh waters. Her name survives in the English River Thames and in Tamise, a French name for the Schelde (Scheldt).
TARVOS m Celtic Mythology (Latinized), Astronomy
The name of a Gaulish god depicted as a bull with three cranes on his back.
TEUTATES m Celtic Mythology, Popular Culture
Derived from Proto-Celtic teutā- meaning "people" or "tribe", likely inferring he was a protector of a people or tribe.... [more]
TREBARUNA f Lusitanian Mythology, Celtiberian Mythology, Celtic Mythology
Trebaruna was a Lusitanian deity, most likely a goddess.
TREBOPALA f Ancient Celtic, Lusitanian, Celtic Mythology
An ancient Lusitanian feminine name believed to be the name of a goddess. Her name is derived from *trebo- meaning "house, dwelling place", and potentially the Lepontic and Ligurian word pala meaning "sacred stone" or "flat land".
VERBEIA f Celtic Mythology
The Celtic goddess of the river Wharfe (North Yorkshire, England) known from a single inscription found in Ilkley, England and therefore interpreted as a local deity.... [more]
VIRIDIUS m Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Viridios, which is of Celtic origin but the meaning is not known for certain. There are theories that it is derived from Proto-Celtic wird "green", or from Proto-Celtic wīrjā "truth" combined with dī- "from, has" (thus meaning "he who has the truth")... [more]
VOSEGUS m Celtic Mythology
The Gaulish god of the Vosges Forest in France.... [more]
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