ARGANTmMedieval Breton Derived from Old Breton argant "silver". This was the name of an 8th-century king of Brittany.
ARGANTAELfMedieval 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.
CONOMORmBreton 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]
GURVANDmMedieval Breton Derived from Old Breton gour, itself an intesifying prefix, and Old Breton c'hoant / huant "desire; aspiration, ambition". Gurvand was a claimant to the Duchy of Brittany and complicit in the conspiracy which assassinated King Salomon I in 874.
JILImMedieval Breton Breton form of GILLES. Jili Raez (known as Gilles de Rais in English, c. September 1405 – 26 October 1440), was a knight and lord from Brittany, Anjou and Poitou, a leader in the French army, and a companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc... [more]
NEVENOEmMedieval Breton, Breton (Rare), History Older form of NEVEN. Nevenoe was the first Duke of Brittany from 846 to his death in 851. He is the Breton pater patriae and to Breton nationalists he is known as Tad ar Vro "father of the country".
PLEZOUfMedieval Breton, Breton (Archaic) Of debated origin and meaning. Some scholars try to link this name to Breton bleiz "she-wolf", while others see a connection with Breton plezh "plat; braid"; the second part of the name is a diminutive suffix.... [more]