DillenafMedieval Welsh Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a Latinization of Dulon and a derivation from the " Medieval Welsh word dillyn meaning, as an adjective, "beautiful, fine, neat, chaste", and as a noun, "a thing of beauty or elegance, ornament, precious thing, dear one, darling"".
DyddgufMedieval Welsh Derived from the Welsh elements dydd "day" and cu "beloved, dear". This name was used by the 14th-century lyric poet Dafydd ap Gwilym for the subject of nine of his love poems, an unattainable, aristocratic, dark-haired woman whose character contrasts that of his other love, the blonde Morfudd.
Eilianm & fMedieval Welsh, Welsh Welsh form of Aelian. A noted bearer is St. Eilian, a Catholic saint who founded a church in North Wales around the year 450. The Parish of Llanelian is named after him... [more]
GenerysfMedieval Welsh Old Welsh name of uncertain meaning, perhaps from Middle Welsh gen "family" or geneth "girl" and ner "chief, hero". It was borne by one of the lovers of the 12th-century Welsh poet Hywel ab Owain.
LleisionmMedieval Welsh Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Welsh llais "voice", a derivation from Welsh lleisiol "vocal" and a Welsh contraction of kyrie eleision, an Ecclesiastical Latin phrase from Ancient Greek Κύριε, ἐλέησον, "Lord, have mercy".
LlywarchmMedieval Welsh, Welsh Possibly a Welsh form of the hypothetic old Celtic name *Lugumarcos meaning "horse of Lugus", derived from the name of the Celtic god Lugus combined with Welsh march "horse", but perhaps the first element is Welsh llyw "leader"... [more]
MechyllmMedieval Welsh Derived from Old Welsh mach "surety" and the diminutive suffix -yll. Mechyll is the saint of Llanfechell in Anglesey who is commemorated on November 15 according to the Welsh Calendars.
RhainmMedieval Welsh, Welsh From Welsh rhain meaning "stiff" or "stretched out", sometimes interpreted as "spear". This was borne by a son of the legendary 5th-century king Brychan Brycheiniog, and by a 9th-century king of Dyfed.
RhiainfelltfMedieval Welsh Derived from Welsh rhiain "maiden" (originally "queen" from Celtic *r-gan-) and mellt "lightning". Rhiainfellt or Rhieinfellt was the name of a great-granddaughter of Urien Rheged who became the wife of the 7th-century Anglo-Saxon king Oswy of Northumbria.
TangwystlfMedieval Welsh, Welsh (Rare) Welsh form of the Brythonic name *Tancogēstlā meaning "peace hostage" (compare Welsh tanc meaning "peace, truce" and gwystl "hostage"). This name belonged to one of the legendary daughters of Saint Brychan... [more]
TegwaredmMedieval Welsh Presumably it is a combination of teg "fair" and gwared "deliverance." The eldest natural son of Llywelyn the Great was named Tegwared, born c. 1210.
WonnowmHistory (?), Medieval Welsh (?) Variant or corruption of Winwaloe, in the case of St Wonnow's Church, the parish church of Wonastow in South East Wales, which is dedicated to Saint Wonnow or Winwaloe, a 6th-century saint in Brittany.