Celtic Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends of the Celtic peoples. See Irish mythology and Welsh mythology for more specific lists.
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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".
Achall f Irish Mythology
Achall, daughter of Cairbre Nia Fer, king of Tara, and his wife Fedelm Noíchrothach, is a minor character from the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. After her brother Erc was killed by Conall Cernach, she died of grief on a hill near Tara, which was named Achall after her.
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]
Aerfen f Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of Aerten, the name of a Brythonic goddess of fate. Aerten is derived from Proto-Celtic *agro- "carnage, slaughter" (cf. Agrona) and *tan-nu "to broaden, to spread" or *ten-n-d-o- "to break, to cut"... [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]
Aeval f Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of Aibell.
Afagddu m Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh y fagddu meaning "utter darkness". In Welsh legends this was originally a nickname belonging to the Arthurian warrior Morfran, who was so ugly and hairy that when he fought at the battle of Camlann, none of the other warriors struck him because they thought he was a devil; later legends transferred the character's ugliness and nickname to a brother, Afagddu.
Afallach m Welsh Mythology
Probably derived from Middle Welsh afall "apple". This may be cognate with Abelio or Abellio, the name of a Gaulish god, which is thought to come from Proto-Celtic *aballo- "apple" (also the source of the mythical place name Avalon)... [more]
Ahez f Breton Legend
Of unknown origin and meaning, albeit a connection to Welsh aches, a word denoting the sound of the water clashing on the shore, has been suggested. In Breton legend, Ahez is always described as the daughter of King Gralon, sometimes described as a sorceress, enchantress, fairy or giantess, and often, though not always, considered identical with Dahud... [more]
Aimend f Irish Mythology
Irish sun godess. This name appears to be derived from Proto-Celtic aidu-mandā. The name literally means "burning stain," which may have been a byword for the notion of ‘sunburn.’ The Romano-British form of this Proto-Celtic name is likely to have been Aedumanda.
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.
Amaethon m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Derived from the Brittonic name *Ambaχtonos meaning "divine ploughman" or "ploughman-god". This was the name of the Welsh god of agriculture. In the late 11th-century legend of Culhwch and Olwen, Amathaon appeared as an Arthurian warrior; "as one of his tasks, Culhwch had to convince Amathaon to plow the lands of the giant Ysbaddaden."
Amergin m Irish Mythology
This was the name of two poets in Irish mythology.
Amlodd m Welsh (Rare), Welsh Mythology
Variant of Amlawdd, derived from the Welsh intensifying prefix an-/am- and llawdd "praise". In Welsh myth he is the father of Eigyr (Igraine) and therefore the grandfather of King Arthur... [more]
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.
Andarta f Celtic Mythology
Andarta was a goddess worshiped in southern Gaul (in present-day southern France and in Bern, Switzerland). Her name has traditionally been translated as "Great Bear" (from Gaulish artos "bear"), more recent analyses of the name, however, offer the translation "Well-fixed, Staying firm".
Angawdd m Welsh Mythology
One of the sons of Caw in medieval Welsh legend.
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]
Annea f Celtic Mythology
Annea was a goddess worshipped in the province of Cuneo in the southwest of the Piedmont region of Italy. The origin and meaning of her name are uncertain, it has, however, been suggested that it might be related to Celtic ann- "mother" (compare the name of the Irish goddess Anu).
Anu f Celtic Mythology
Proto-Celtic theonym *Φanon- "mother", Anu is an Irish goddess with uncertain functions and often conflated with other figures of Irish mythology and folklore, like Danu... [more]
Aoibheall f Irish Mythology, Folklore
Probably from Old Irish óibell "spark, fire". In Irish legend this is the name of a banshee or goddess who appeared to the Irish king Brian Boru on the eve of the Battle of Clontarf (1014). She is still said to dwell in the fairy mound of Craig Liath in County Clare.
Aoibhgréine f Irish Mythology
Derived from Irish aoibh "smile, pleasant expression" and grian "sun". This name belonged to the daughter of Deirdre and Naoise in Longas Mac nUislenn (The Exile of the Sons of Uisnech), a story of the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology... [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".
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]
Aventia f Celtic Mythology
Aventia was a minor Celtic goddess of waters and springs. Her name is derived from Proto-Germanic H2euentiH2 "spring".
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]
Aynia f Irish Mythology
Allegedly an Irish fairy queen from Ulster. Her name might be a corruption of Irish Áine with whom she might be identical.
Azenor f Breton, Breton Legend, Theatre
Breton name of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
Badb f Irish Mythology, Irish
Means "crow, demon" in early Irish (and may have originally denoted "battle" or "strife"). In Irish myth the Badb was a war goddess who took the form of a crow. She and her sisters, the Morrígan and Macha, were a trinity of war goddesses known collectively as the Morrígna.
Baeddan m Welsh Mythology
In the medieval Welsh tale 'Culhwch and Olwen' this name belongs to the father of Maelwys, one of Arthur's warriors.
Báine f & m Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Mythology
An Irish name meaning "whiteness, pallor". In Irish Mythology, Báine was a princess, daughter of Tuathal Techtmar, ancestor of the kings of Ireland. "Cailín na Gruaige Báine" and "Bruach na Carraige Báine" are the names of two traditional Irish songs.... [more]
Balor m Irish Mythology
In Irish mythology, Balor (Balar, Bolar) of the Evil Eye was a king of the Fomorians, a race of giants.
Banba f Irish Mythology
One of a trinity of Irish goddesses, with Ériu and Fódla.
Bec f Irish Mythology (?)
Allegedly an older form of Irish beag "small".... [more]
Bécuma f Irish Mythology
Means "troubled lady", from Old Irish "woman" and a second element, perhaps chuma, meaning "grief, sorrow, wound". In Irish legend she was a woman who "dwelt in the Land of Promise and had an affair with Gaiar, a son of Manannán mac Lir, the sea-god... [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
Belisama was a goddess worshipped in ancient Gaul and Britain, associated with lakes and rivers, fire, crafts and light, who was identified with Minerva in the interpretatio romana... [more]
Bétéide f Irish Mythology
Means "wanton lady" in Irish Gaelic, from "woman" and téide "wantonness" (see Téide). In Irish legend she is a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann, daughter of the goddess Flidais and sister of the witch-like Bé Chuille.
Boann f Irish Mythology
Goddess of the river Boyne.
Bodb m Irish Mythology
In Irish mythology, Bodb Derg was a son of Eochaid Garb or the Dagda, and the Dagda's successor as King of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
Borvo m Celtic Mythology
In Lusitanian and Celtic polytheism, Borvo was a healing deity associated with bubbling spring water.
Brandubh m Irish Mythology
Means "black raven" in Irish. In Irish legend this was a board game played by the heroes and gods. It was also the name of a king of Leinster (whom the 'Annals of Ulster' say died in 604); he was a good friend of Mongán of the Dál nAraidi but coveted Mongán's wife, Dubh Lacha... [more]
Bricta f Celtic Mythology
Bricta or Brixta was a Gaulish goddess who was a consort of Luxovius. It has, however, been suggested that if "Bricta is a title incorporating Bríg, it may actually be a title assigned to Sirona rather than a separate goddess"... [more]
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.
Brixia f Celtic Mythology
Contracted form of Brigantia.
Budoc m History (Ecclesiastical), Breton Legend
Derived from Old Celtic boudi "victory". However, folk etymology likes to associate this name with beuziñ meaning "drown", with the intended meaning of "saved from the waters". In Breton legend this is the name of a 6th century saint, son of Azenor.
Cadhan m Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Gaelic byname meaning "barnacle goose". In Irish legend Cadhan was a hero who slayed a monster with the help of his hound.
Cadwy m Welsh Mythology
From Old Welsh cad "battle" combined with the suffix wy. This was borne by the son of Geraint in Arthurian legend.
Cadyryeith m Welsh Mythology
This name appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth.
Caílte m Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of Caoilte, possibly derived from Irish caol meaning "slender". In Irish legend Caílte was a warrior of the Fianna and their foremost poet... [more]
Cairenn f Irish Mythology
In medieval Irish legends, this name was borne by the mother of Niall of the Nine Hostages, a concubine of King Eochu (or Eochaid). She was treated harshly by his jealous wife Queen Mongfind, but later rescued by her son.
Caiva f Celtic Mythology, Germanic Mythology
Caiva was a goddess who was worshipped in Gerolstein in present-day Germany. It has been speculated that she might have been a mother 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.
Caswallon m Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of Cassivellaunus. According to Welsh myth, he was a son of Beli Mawr.
Cathubodua f Gaulish Mythology
The name of Gaulish war goddess meaning "battle crow".
Caturix m Gaulish, Celtic Mythology
Derived from Gaulish catu meaning "battle" combined with Gaulish rix meaning "king".... [more]
Celemon f Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. It occurs briefly in 'Culhwch and Olwen' belonging to a lady at King Arthur's court, the daughter of Sir Kay.
Cessair f Irish, Irish Mythology
Allegedly means "affliction, sorrow". According to Irish legend Cessair was a granddaughter of Noah who died in the great flood. The name also belonged to a Gaulish princess who married the Irish high king Úgaine Mór in the 5th or 6th century BC.
Cethlenn f Irish Mythology
Possibly means "crooked tooth". In Irish myth she was the wife of Balor of the Evil Eye, king of the Fomorians and by him the mother of Ethniu (or Eithne, Ethlenn).... [more]
Ciarnait f Irish Mythology
Feminine form of Ciarán.
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]
Clydai f Welsh Mythology
The name of a Welsh saint of the 5th century, the reputed foundress of a church named Clydai, in Emlyn.
Cochrann f Irish Mythology
Perhaps from Cróchnait, which was derived from Irish cróch "saffron, red" (from Latin crocus) combined with a diminutive suffix. In the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology Cochrann is a daughter of Cathaír Mór, king of Leinster, and the mother of Diarmaid and Oscar; in ballads the character is known as Cróchnat.
Colla m Scottish, Irish, Irish Mythology
This is said to have been the name of three warrior brothers who founded the Irish kingdom of Airgialla and whose descendents ruled the Scottish kingdom of Dal Riada. ... [more]
Conomor m Breton Legend, History, Medieval Breton (?)
From a Brythonic name, possibly *Cunomāros, derived from Common Celtic *kwon- "hound" or *kuno- "high" and *māros ‎"great". This was the name of Conomor the Cursed, a 6th-century king of Domnonée (modern-day northern Brittany) notorious for his cruelty, who was ultimately excommunicated at the behest of Saint Samson of Dol... [more]
Coventina f Celtic Mythology
Coventina was a Romano-British goddess of wells and springs. She is known from multiple inscriptions at one site in Northumberland county of England, an area surrounding a wellspring near Carrawburgh on Hadrian's Wall... [more]
Creiddylad f Welsh Mythology
From Creudylad or Creurdilad, which is probably from Welsh craidd "heart", or creu "to create, engender", or creir "a token, jewel, sacred object", combined with dylad, an ancient word for water (or possibly dyled "debt")... [more]
Creirdyddlydd f Welsh Mythology
Variant of Creurdilad (see Creiddylad).
Creirwy f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "token of the egg", and in effect "mundane egg", from Welsh creir "a token, jewel, sacred object" and wy "egg". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she was a daughter of Ceridwen and one of the three most beautiful maids of the Isle of Britain... [more]
Dahud f Breton Legend
Possibly derived from Breton da meaning "good" and hud "magic". In Breton legend this was the name of a princess, the daughter of the king of the mythical sunken city of Ys. She was portrayed as a wicked sorceress in some versions of the legends.
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
In Gallo-Roman religion, Damona was a goddess worshipped in Gaul as the consort of Apollo Borvo and of Apollo Moritasgus. Her name is likely derived from Old Irish dam "cow, ox".
Dealgnait f Celtic Mythology
Dealgnait was the name of a minor goddess worshipped in Deal, Kent in present-day England. Her functions are not entirely clear: it has been specualted that she was either a fertility goddess or a goddess of death.
Derbforgaill f Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
From Gaelic Der bForgaill, which apparently meant "daughter of Forgall". It may be an earlier form of Dearbháil or Deirbhile... [more]
Dérgréine f Irish Mythology
Means "tear of the sun", composed of Old Irish dér "tear" and grían "the sun" (genitive gréine; compare Aoibhgréine). In Irish legend Dér Gréine was the daughter of Fiachna Mac Retach, who married Laoghaire Mac Crimthann of Connacht.
Deuona f Gaulish Mythology
Meaning "divine" in Gaulish, this was the name of a Gallo-Roman goddess of springs and rivers.
Deva f Asturian, Galician, Spanish (Modern), Celtic Mythology
From the name of a river that flows through Asturias. It was named after Deva, the Celtic goddess of waters. Her name is derived from Celtic deva "goddess" or "divine", itself derived from Proto-Celtic *dēwā “goddess”.
Dioneta f Arthurian Romance, Welsh Mythology
The name of two persons mentioned in the fourteenth-century fragmentary Welsh text known as The Birth of Arthur.... [more]
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]
Dwyn m Celtic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Celtic god of love.
Dwynwen f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Possibly from the name of the Celtic god of love, Dwyn combined with the Welsh element gwyn "blessed, white, fair"; or derived from Welsh dwyn "to lead (a life)", in which case it means "to a lead a blessed life"... [more]
Eachna f Irish Mythology
A daughter of a king of Connacht, she was renowned for both her beauty and her fashion sense.... [more]
Ebraucus m Celtic Mythology
Latinized form of Efrawg.
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]
Efnisien m Welsh Mythology
From the welsh efnys, meaning "hostile, enemy". This name was borne by the son of Llyr's wife Penarddun by Euroswydd, who eventually causes the fall of Ireland when his half-sister Branwen is married off to the Irish king Matholwch without his permission.
Efrog m Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of Ebraucus. He was a legendary king of the Britons, as recounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth. He was the son of King Mempricius before he abandoned the family.
Eigr f Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of Igraine.
Éile f Irish Mythology
Name of the sister of queen Méadbh(from irish mythology)
Eisirt m Irish Mythology
Servant of king Iubdan and one of the Otherworld's most significant bards.
Elan f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
One of the daughters of Dôn, a type of mother goddess and the Welsh equivalent of Irish Danu, in Welsh mythology. ... [more]
Elidyr m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Variant of Elidir (see Elidur). This form appears in the legend of 'Culhwch and Olwen' belonging to one of Arthur's knights: Elidyr Gyvarwydd.
Elphin m Welsh Mythology
Possibly a Welsh cognate of the Gaelic name Ailpein (see Alpin). In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, he was one of Arthur's warriors, the son of Gwyddno Long Shanks... [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]
Eremon m Irish Mythology
In Irish mythology Eremon (also known as Heremon) participated in the Milesian conquest of Ireland.
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.
Ethniu f Irish Mythology
Older form of Eithne.
Eurgain f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh aur "gold" (penult form eur) and cain "fair; fine; elegant". In Welsh mythology, Eurgain is noted as the first female saint and daughter of Caratacus (see Caradog) in the History of Dunraven Manuscript, a manuscript giving the genealogy of Taliesin.
Fainche f Irish (Rare), Irish Mythology
Derived from Irish fuinche meaning "scald-crow" or "black fox". It occurs in Irish myth as the name of the daughter of Dáire Derg and mother of the three Fothads by a warrior called Mac Nia... [more]
Ferdia m Irish Mythology
From Fer Diad, which is of uncertain meaning. The first element is Gaelic fear "man"; the second element could be related to dïas "two persons" ("man of the pair") or an element meaning "smoke" ("man of smoke")... [more]
Ferdiad m Irish Mythology
Irish name likely meaning "warrior of the pair". In Irish mythology, Ferdiad was the best friend and foster brother of Cú Chulainn, whom he is eventually forced to fight and subsequently killed by.
Féthnaid f Irish, Irish Mythology
Of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
Fflamddwyn m Welsh Mythology
Welsh byname meaning "flame-bearer". This appears in medieval poems attributed to Taliesin.
Fial f Irish Mythology
Means "generous, modest, honorable" in Irish. In Irish myth this was the name of Emer's elder sister, "also a goddess", whom Cúchulainn supposedly rejected because of her relations with Cairbre Nia Fer... [more]
Findabhair f Irish, Irish Mythology
Popularly claimed to be an Irish cognate of Gwenhwyfar (see Guinevere), it may actually mean "fair-browed" from Old Irish find "white, fair" and abair "a brow" (or "eyelash")... [more]
Finegas m Irish Mythology
Finn Eces (Also known as Finneces, Finegas, or Finnegas) is a legendary Irish poet and sage, according to the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology.
Finneces m Irish Mythology
A legendary Irish poet and sage, according to the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology.
Fionnula f Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of Fionnghuala (see Fionnuala). A known bearer of this name is the Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan (b. 1941).
Flidais f Irish Mythology
Meaning uncertain, allegedly "doe". Flidais was an Irish goddess of forests, hunting and wild animals, especially stags and deer - by which her chariot was drawn. She is the chief figure in the 'Táin Bó Flidhais', one of the lesser known cattle raid tales which makes her the wife of Ailill Finn and lover, later wife, of the hero Fergus mac Róich.
Fódla f Irish Mythology
One of a trinity of Irish goddesses, with Banba and Ériu.
Forgall m Irish Mythology
Perhaps related to Irish forgella "testifies". In Irish legend he was the father of Emer, nicknamed "the cunning, dextrous, wily". The Wily Lord of Lusca tried to prevent his daughter marrying Cúchulainn and, rather than face the champion's wrath, leapt to his death from the ramparts of his fortress.
Fraoch m Irish Mythology
Means "wrath" or "fury" in Irish. Fraoch is a Connacht hero in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, the hero of the 'Táin Bó Fraoch', Cattle Raid of Fraoch (which has been claimed to be the main source of the English saga of 'Beowulf')... [more]
Gaheris m Arthurian Romance, Welsh Mythology
This is the name of a character in Arthurian tales, a brother of Gawain (as well as Gareth, Mordred and Agravain), and the son of King Lot and either Belisent or Morgause... [more]
Gogmagog m Cornish, Welsh Mythology
In medieval English legend, he is a giant chieftain of Cornwall who was slain by Brutus’s companion Corineus... [more]
Gralon m Medieval Breton, Breton Legend
Younger form of Gratlon. In Breton legend, Gralon was the king of Kêr-Is and the father of Ahez.
Grian f Irish Mythology
Grian (literally, "Sun") is the name of an Irish figure, presumed to be a pre-Christian goddess, associated with County Limerick and Cnoc Greine ("Hill of Grian, Hill of the sun").
Guanhumara f Welsh Mythology
Latin form of Guinevere found in some manuscripts of Geoffrey of Monmouth's 'Historia Regum Britanniae'.
Gwenddydd f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "holy day" or "white day" in Welsh. In early Welsh tradition this is the name of Myrddin's sister. Geoffrey of Monmouth calls her Ganieda.
Gwenhwyfach f Welsh Mythology
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from the name Gwenhwyfar combined with Welsh ach, a suffix which "evokes unpleasantness" (according to Patrick Sims-Williams)... [more]
Gwenwledyr f Welsh Mythology
The first element is Welsh gwen "fair, white, blessed"; the second element, gwledyr, is uncertain. In the tale of Culhwch and Olwen (which appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth), Gwenwledyr was a lady who lived at Arthur's court, the daughter of Gwawrddur the Hunchback and sister of three of Arthur's warriors: Duach, Brathach and Nerthach.
Gwern m Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh gwern "alder tree". Gwern is a minor figure in Welsh tradition. He is the son of Matholwch, king of Ireland, and Branwen, sister to the king of Britain... [more]
Gwion m Welsh Mythology, Welsh
Possibly related to the Welsh element gwyn meaning "fair, blessed". This was the original name of Taliesin, a legendary bard, before he was cast into the "cauldron of knowledge", after which he became Taliesin, bard and seer.
Gwri m Welsh Mythology
Probably derived from Proto-Celtic *wiro- "man" (the source of modern Welsh gŵr "man, husband"). In the 'Mabinogion', this was the name given by Teyrnon to the infant Pryderi.
Gwyar m Welsh Mythology
Means "gore, blood" in Welsh. In Welsh legend Gwyar was the father of Arthur's warriors Gwalchmei and Gwalhafed... [more]
Heremon m Irish Mythology
Irish Eireamhón. Possibly anglicised as Irving.
Icovellauna f Celtic Mythology
meaning is unknown, name of a Celtic water goddess
Indeg f Welsh (Rare), Welsh Mythology
Possibly derived from Welsh un "one" and teg "beautiful; fair".
Irial m Irish Mythology, Irish (Rare)
Irial Fáid was a legendary High King of Ireland.
Iwerydd f Medieval Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh Y Werydd meaning "the ocean". In Welsh mythology she was a wife of the sea-god Llyr and the mother of Brân the Blessed.
Jolïete f Welsh Mythology
Possibly from Old French joli, jolif "pretty, cute, smart, joyful". According to Gerbert de Montreuil's 'Fourth Continuation' of Chrétien’s Perceval (c. 1230), this was the name of a maidservant of Bloiesine, Gawain’s lover.
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]
Kyledyr m Welsh Mythology
An Arthurian warrior who was the son of Nwython. Kyledyr or Cyledyr was loyal to the warrior Gwythyr, and joined Gwythyr’s army during a war against Gwynn son of Nudd... [more]
Kynan m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Possibly a form of Kynon, the legendary son of Clydno in the Mabinogion. Means "Chief."
Latis f Celtic Mythology
The name of a minor goddess worshipped in Roman Britain. The etymology is uncertain but may come from Proto-Celtic *lati- meaning 'liquor', *lat- meaning 'day', or *lāto- meaning 'lust'.
Leabharcham f Irish Mythology
Means "crooked book" from Gaelic leabhar "book" and cham "crooked" (a byname probably referring to posture). In Irish legend this was the name of the wise old woman who raised Deirdre in seclusion, and who brought together Deirdre and Naoise.
Lendabair f Irish Mythology
Derived from Irish leannán meaning "lover, sweetheart". Perhaps the second element is siabhre "spirit, fairy" (compare Findabhair).
Lenus m Celtic Mythology
Lenus was the Celtic god of healing. He is often compared to the Roman god Mars.
Leodegrance m Arthurian Romance, Welsh Mythology
King Leodegrance was Queen Guinevere's father from Arthurian mythology. "His earliest existing mention is in the Prose 'Lancelot', though he may be identical to Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Leodegar."
Líobhan f Irish Mythology
Form of the Gaelic name Lí Ban, meaning "beauty of women". It belonged to two characters in Irish myth, one a mermaid captured in Lough Neagh in 558, according to the 'Annals of the Four Masters' (see also Muirgen).
Litavis f Celtic Mythology
Litavis is a Gallic deity whose cult is primarily attested in east-central Gaul during the Roman period. She was probably an earth-goddess. Her name is derived from Gaulish Litavi- "earth; the vast one" (ultimately from Proto-Celtic *flitawī- "broad").
Luxovius m Celtic Mythology
The Gaulish god of the waters of Luxeuil. Consort of Bricta.
Macha f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from Proto-Celtic *makajā "plain (level country)". In Irish legend this was the name of a war goddess, sister of the Morrígan and the Badb... [more]
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.
March m Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of Mark. King March of Cornwall is a famous bearer.
Mathonwy m Welsh Mythology
Mathony is the name of a god or demi-god who was father to the Welsh god/goddess Don ... [more]
Meduna f Celtic Mythology
Meduna was a Celtic goddess known from an inscription in Bad Bertrich, Germany, where she was worshipped together with Vercana. The origin and meaning of her name are uncertain: theories include a derivation from Gaulish medu- "mead", which gave rise to the speculation that she may have been a goddes of honey-wine.
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).
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.
Merzhin m Breton Legend
Breton variant of Merlin.
Midir m Irish Mythology
Meaning uncertain. In early Irish literature he was the sídhe lover of Étaín.
Miniver f Cornish, Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Anglicized form of Menfre, which is of unknown meaning. Saint Menfre, born c.471, was one of the many holy daughters of King Brychan Brycheiniog. 'St. Menfre appears to have been active in Wales, around Minwear, near Haverfordwest, in Dyfed but, later, left her native land in order to evangelise the Cornish.' The early use of the name was in Cornwall where it appears to be a regional form of Guinevere... [more]
Modron f Welsh Mythology
From Matrona, the name of a Gaulish mother goddess, which derives from the Indo-European root *mater meaning "mother". In Welsh legend she was the mother of Mabon the Enchanter; the pair's names, Modron and Mabon, derive from roots meaning "mother" and "son", "with the suffix on typically found in divine or semi-divine names." Several scholars point to her as the origin of Morgan le Fay; she may also serve as the prototype of the Lady of the Lake.
Mongfind f Irish Mythology
Older form of Mongfhionn, derived from Irish mong "hair" and fionn "white; bright". ... [more]
Morrígu f Irish Mythology
Meaning "great queen" or "phantom queen."
Nantosuelta f Celtic Mythology
In Celtic mythology, Nantosuelta is the goddess of nature, the earth, fire and fertility. Nantosuelta is often associated with water and depicted as being surrounded by water. The goddess's name literally translates as "of winding stream" or "sun-drenched valley", from the Proto-Indo-European root *swel- "swelter", found in Indo-European words denoting "sun".
Naria f Celtic Mythology
Naria was a Gallo-Roman goddess worshiped in western Switzerland. While her functions have been lost to time, 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... [more]
Neachtan m Irish, Irish Mythology
The name of the Irish god of water, cognate to Neptune.
Neit m Irish Mythology, Celtic Mythology
Neit likely came from the Proto-Celtic *nei-t-, meaning “impassioned” or “fighting.”... [more]
Nemain f Irish Mythology
In Irish Mythology, Nemain is the fairy spirit of the frenzied havoc of war, and possibly an aspect of Morrigan. Nemain can mean "venomous" relating it to the Proto-Celtic "nemi" meaning "dose of poison," or the Old Irish "nem" or "neimi" meaning "poison."
Nemetona f Celtic Mythology
Meaning "sacred area", from the Celtic 'nemeto', itself from 'nemeton', a term designating Gaulish religious spaces. ... [more]
Niab f Irish Mythology
An older form of Niamh.
Nicnevin f Celtic Mythology, Folklore
From the Scottish surname Neachneohain meaning "daughter(s) of the divine". ... [more]
Ninniane f Literature, Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Celtic origin (perhaps related to Ninian). This is the name of the Lady of the Lake in the Old French Vulgate 'Lancelot' and the continuation to the Vulgate 'Merlin', known as the 'Suite du Merlin'... [more]
Nisien m Welsh Mythology
Nisien is a figure in Welsh mythology, the son of Penarddun and Euroswydd and twin brother of Efnysien.
Noreia f Celtic Mythology, German (Modern, Rare), Galician (Modern, Rare)
Noreia used to be considered the epithet of an unidentified pre-Roman mother goddess who left her name in inscriptions throughout the Roman province Noricum (present-day Austria and Slovenia). Current theories suggest, however, that she might have been a Roman "creation" to gain the loyalty of the Norici (ever since Vespasian's time, she was associated with the goddess Isis and referred to as Isisi-Noreia)... [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.
Penarddun f Welsh Mythology
Means "chief beauty" or "most fair", derived from the Welsh elements pen "head, chief, foremost" and arddun "fair, beautiful". In Welsh mythology she was a wife of the sea-god Llyr.
Penn m English, Welsh Mythology
Means "head, top" in Welsh. This was the name of two characters in Welsh legend. It can also come from the English surname which was from a place name meaning "hill" in Old English.
Pooka f Anglo-Saxon Mythology, Celtic Mythology
Means "spirit" in Irish folklore. Pooka is another name for "Will-o the Wisp".... [more]
Rhagnell f Welsh Mythology
The name of a Mythical Welsh Princess, Blodeuwedd's Maid, Who is spoken of in most stories of Blodeuwedd as her Loyal and Faithfull Friend in Blodeuwedd's Lonely World.
Rhun m Welsh, Medieval Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Old Welsh name, possibly derived from Proto-Celtic *roino- meaning "hill, plain" (the source of Scottish Gaelic raon meaning "plain, field") or Proto-Celtic *rnf which meant "secret" and "magic" (the source of Middle Welsh rin which meant "mystery" and "charm" as well as Modern Welsh rhin meaning "secret")... [more]
Riphath m Biblical, Irish Mythology, Irish, Scottish
Name of Gomer second-born son in Genesis ch. 10. Irish/Scottish oral tradition (Leber Gabala Eirinn) lists him as the ancestor of the Scots (including the Irish). They too call him the second son of Gomer... [more]
Ritona f Celtic Mythology
Ritona is a Celtic goddess chiefly venerated in the land of the Treveri in what is now Germany. Her name is related to the same root as Welsh rhyd "ford", which suggests that she was a goddess of fords.
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]
Satiada f Celtic Mythology
The name of a Celtic goddess worshipped in Roman Britain. Etymology is uncertain, but may be related to the Proto-Celtic *sāti- meaning ‘saturation’ or *satjā- meaning ‘swarm’.
Scáthach f Irish Mythology
Possibly from Irish scáth meaning "shadow". In Irish legend she was the Scottish warrior woman who trained the Ulster hero Cúchulainn.... [more]
Scotia f English (American, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare), Celtic Mythology
Derived from Late Latin Scotia, ultimately derived from Scoti or Scotti, a Latin name for the Gaels, first attested in the late 3rd century. At first it referred to all Gaels, whether in Ireland or Great Britain, as did the term Scotia for the lands they inhabited... [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.
Sétanta m Irish Mythology
“Given name of the folk hero, Cúchulainn”. This birth name was imparted by the deity, Lug, prior to the conception of the demigod child by the mortal mother, Deichtine.
Sionna f Irish Mythology (?)
Allegedly an Anglicization of Sionainn.
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.
Tailtiu f Irish Mythology
Tailtiu is the name of a presumed goddess in Irish Mythology.
Tamara f Cornish, Celtic Mythology
In Cornish folklore, Tamara is a nymph who lived in the underworld and wanted to wander freely in the mortal world, against the advice of her parents. When she falls in love with the giant Tawradge, she refuses to return to the underworld with her father... [more]
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).
Taran m Welsh Mythology, Welsh (Rare), English (British, Rare), Cornish (Rare), Literature, History, Pictish
Derived from Welsh and Cornish taran "thunder".... [more]
Tarvos m Celtic Mythology (Latinized), Astronomy
The name of a Gaulish god depicted as a bull with three cranes on his back.
Téide f Irish Mythology (?)
Allegedly a wife of Finn MacCúmhaill.... [more]
Tethra m Irish Mythology
In Irish myth, king of the Fomorians, as well as the sea god and god of the otherworld. He was killed in the first battle of Mag Tuireadh. Since then he rules Mag Mell.
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]
Teyrnon m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Derived from the Brythonic *Tigernonos meaning "great lord".
Thallious m Celtic Mythology
Thallious means “to be brave or, of great courage.”
Tirion f & m Welsh (Rare), Welsh Mythology
Means "gentle; happy" in Welsh.... [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".
Uathach f Irish Mythology
From Irish úathach meaning "terrible, dreadful". In Irish legend she was the daughter of Scáthach and fellow teacher at her school for warriors.
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]
Vercana f Germanic Mythology, Celtic Mythology
Vercana was a goddess who was venerated by the Gauls in Roman times, it is, however, uncertain whether she was a Germanic or a Celtic goddess. Since inscriptions dedicated to her were found near healing springs, it has been proposed that she may have been a goddess of healing and waters and attempts have been made to link her name to Germanic *Werkanô "she who does deeds" and to *Berkanô "goddess of birch trees".
Vesunna f Gaulish Mythology
The name of a Gallo-Roman goddess considered a giver of prosperity, abundance and good fortune, likely from the Proto-Celtic *wesu, meaning ‘good’, 'worthy'.
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]
Ysbaddaden m Welsh Mythology
The name of a giant and father of Olwen in the Mabinogion, a collection of eleven prose stories collated from medieval Welsh manuscripts.... [more]