Welsh Submitted Names

Welsh names are used in the country of Wales in Britain. See also about Welsh names.
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ABERFA f Welsh
Means "from the mouth of the river" in Welsh.
ABERTHA f Welsh
Means "sacrifice" in ancient Welsh.
ADDA m Welsh
Welsh form of Adam.
ADWEN f Welsh, Cornish
Welsh name, in which the second element is gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed". It was borne by a Cornish saint, considered to be "the Cornish Saint Dwynwen" as a patron of sweethearts. The village of Advent near Camelford is named after her.
AEDD m Welsh, Irish
From the Irish aedh "fire". This name was borne by a king of Ireland.
AELHAEARN m Welsh
Derived from Welsh ael meaning "(eye)brow" and haearn "iron". This was the name of a 7th-century saint.
AELHEARN m Welsh
Variant of Aelhaearn.
AELOD m Medieval English, Welsh
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements ael meaning "hall, temple" and Auð meaning "wealth, fortune."
AELWEN f Welsh
Derived from Welsh ael "brow" and gwen "white; fair; blessed". This name has been used from the early 20th century onwards.
AERES f Welsh (Modern, Rare)
Allegedly directly taken from Welsh aeres "heiress".
AFAN m Welsh, Medieval Welsh
The name of a river in South Wales, usually Anglicized as Avon or Avan, presumably derived from Celtic *abon- "river" (making it a cognate of Afon). It was also borne by a 6th-century Welsh saint.
ALAW f Welsh
Directly taken from Welsh alaw "melody, tune; lily".
ALAWN m Welsh
Derived from Welsh alaw meaning "melody, harmony" (see Alaw). This was the name of an early bard, said to be one of the three founders of druidism.
ALWEN f Welsh
Adoption of the name of a Welsh river in Clwyd. The origin and meaning of this river's name are uncertain; current theories, however, include a derivation from Proto-Celtic *al(aun)o- "nourishing".
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]
AMRANWEN f Welsh (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Welsh amrant "eyelid" and gwen "white, fair, blessed". It is also the Welsh name for the medicinal herb known as German chamomile in English.
ANEIRA f Welsh
Feminine form of Aneirin, also considered a combination of Welsh an, an intensifying prefix, and eira "snow" (see Eira), with the intended meaning of "much snow" or "very snowy". It was first used in the late 19th century.
ANEST f Welsh
Welsh form of Agnes.
ANGHAD f Welsh
Variant of Angharad.
ANNEST f Welsh
Variant of Anest.
ANNWYL f Welsh
Means "dear" or "beloved" in Welsh.
ARFON m Welsh
From an ancient name for the region of North West Gwynedd, derived from Welsh ar "opposite" and Môn "Anglesey". This has been used as a given name since the late 19th century.
ARGEL m Welsh
Means "refuge" in Welsh.
ARIANELL f Welsh
Derived from Welsh arian "silver" and Middle Welsh gell "yellow" (which apparently also carried the connotations of "shining", ultimately going back to Proto-Celtic *gelwo- "yellow; white", compare Old Irish gel(o) white; fair; shining").... [more]
ARIANWEN f Medieval Welsh, Welsh
Derived from Welsh arian "silver" and gwen "white; fair; blessed". According to legend, Arianwen verch Brychan was the daughter of Brychan Brycheiniog and later went on to become a saint herself.
ARNALL m Welsh
Variant of Arnold.
ARTHEN m Welsh
From Celtic arto meaning "bear" and geno meaning "born".
ARVIL m Welsh
Variant of Arvel, possibly meaning "wept over".
ARWEN f Welsh
Feminine form of Arwyn. Its adoption in the late 19th century may have been influenced by the ancient Welsh name Arianwen.
ARWENNA f Welsh
Variant of Arwen.
AURON m Welsh
Form Welsh 'Au-' - "honorable", and '-on' - suffix meaning "to end" or "noble sacrifice". 'Aur' - can also mean "golden".... [more]
AWEL f Welsh
Welsh word meaning wind, breeze. Although it's a feminine noun, it's also sometimes been used as a male name, possibly because of its similarity to Arwel.... [more]
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.
BAGLEN m Welsh
From St. Baglen.
BANYS m Welsh
Means "Son of Harry" in Welsh.
BARRI m Welsh
Means "summit" in Welsh.
BARUC m Welsh
Baruc was a 6th century Welsh saint.... [more]
BECA f Welsh
Welsh short form of REBECA
BEDO m Welsh
Diminutive of Maredudd.
BENED m Welsh
Welsh form of Benedictus (see Benedict).
BERIAN m Welsh
From the place name in Pembrokeshire.
BETSAN f Welsh
Welsh diminutive of Elizabeth.
BLEIDD m Welsh
Means "wolf" in Welsh.
BOBI f & m English (Rare), Welsh
Variant of Bobby.
BROCHWEL m Welsh
From the old Welsh name Brochfael, in which the second element is mael "prince". This was the name of a legendary Welsh king who gave land to Saint Melangell.
BRYCHAN m Welsh
Old Welsh name derived from brych "speckled, freckled" combined with a diminutive suffix. Brychan Brycheiniog is a Welsh folk hero who gave his name to Brecon in mid-Wales. He was reputedly an Irishman by birth and is said to have fathered 36 saints... [more]
BRYTHONWEN f Welsh (Rare)
Combination of Brython and the suffix gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
BUDDUG f Welsh
Derived from Welsh budd "profit, advantage". It is a cognate of Boudicca, the name of a 1st-century queen of the Iceni (a Celtic people) who is known as Buddug in Welsh, and is sometimes considered a Welsh equivalent of Victoria.
CADAN m Welsh
Welsh cad = battle
CADOG m Welsh
Variant of Cadoc.
CADWALADR m Welsh
Original Welsh form of Cadwalader.
CADWALLADER m Medieval Welsh (Anglicized), Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Cadwaladr. This spelling occurs in Shakespeare's 'Henry V'.... [more]
CAIN f Welsh
Means "beautiful, fair" in Welsh. This was the name of a 5th-century saint.
CAIO m Welsh
Diminutive of Cai. The name coincides with Caio or Caeo, the name of a village in the county of Carmarthenshire, south-west Wales.
CALAN m Welsh
Welsh, meaning "start of the month or year, a beginning." In Wales, Calan Gauaf or Calan Gaeaf is the name given to Halloween/Samhain, literally meaning "the eve of the coming of winter."
CARIAD f Welsh
Directly taken from Welsh cariad "love, affection; darling, sweetheart". This name is borne by British comedian Cariad Lloyd.
CARIAN m Welsh
Variant of Ceri.
CARRON f Welsh
Variant of Caron.
CARWEN f Welsh
Feminine form of Carwyn.
CAYO m Welsh
From a parish in Carmethenshire.
CEDWYN m Welsh
From St. Cedwyn.
CELYNWEN f Welsh (Rare)
Combination of Welsh celyn "holly" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
CENNYDD m Welsh
Welsh cognate of Kenneth. 6th-century Saint Cennydd was allegedly the son of Gildas the Monk.
CENWYN m Welsh
From wyn meaning, "blessed" or "white."
CEREDIG m Welsh
From the place Ceredigion.
CIERAN m Welsh
Welsh form of Ciaran and Kieran.
CLED m Welsh
Diminutive of Cledwyn.
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.
CRWYS m Welsh
Means "cross" in Welsh.
CYBI m Welsh
Possibly derived from Celtic *kob(o)- "victory". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded Caergybi (the Welsh name for Holyhead).
CYNAN m Welsh
Welsh cognate of Conan.
CYNDDELW m Welsh
Welsh name of uncertain origin, perhaps from an Old Celtic element meaning "high, exalted" combined with Welsh or Old Celtic delw "image, effigy".
CYNFAWR m Welsh
Welsh cognate of CONOMOR
CYNOG m Welsh
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation from Welsh cyn "chief" and the diminutive suffix -og. Saint Cynog was allegedly a son of Brychan Brycheiniog.
DAFFNI f Welsh
Welsh form of Daphne.
DARREN m Welsh
From the Welsh tarren meaning "burnt land."
DEILWEN f Welsh
Means "white leaves" from Welsh dail "leaves" (singulative deilen) combined with gwen "white, fair, blessed".
DEIO m Welsh
Short form of Dafydd.
DEL f Welsh
Welsh, meaning "pretty". A modern Welsh name.... [more]
DELWEN f Welsh (Rare)
Derived from Welsh del "pretty" and gwen "white; fair; blessed".
DEREC m Welsh
Variant of Derek.
DERFEL m Welsh
Derived from Welsh derw "oak" and mael "prince".
DERI m & f Welsh
From Welsh derw meaning "oak."
DERWEN m Welsh
From Welsh derw meaning "oak" and wyn meaning "fair, white, blessed."
DILLWYN m Welsh
Variant of Dilwyn.
DRUDWEN f Welsh (Modern)
Means "starling" in Welsh, presumably derived from the element drud "precious, dear, expensive" combined with gwen "fair, white, blessed". It was coined in the "latter 20th century".
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]
DYDDANWY f Welsh (Modern, Rare)
Possibly derived from Welsh diddanwch meaning "delight".
DYFAN m Welsh
The name of an obscure 2nd-century Welsh saint.
DYFANWEN f Welsh
Unknown.
DYFED m Welsh
Region of Wales.
DYFI m Welsh
River in north Wales.
DYFRI m Welsh
Name of a river in Wales.
DYFRIG m Welsh
Welsh form of Dubricius, derived from Celtic *dubro "dark, unclean" (source of Welsh dŵr "water") and *r-g- "king". This was the name of a 5th-century Welsh saint... [more]
EBRILL f Welsh
Welsh form of April.
EDMWNT m Welsh
Welsh form of Edmund.
EDREN m Welsh
Variant of the name Edrin, a Gaelic name coming from the root Aed, so it is related to the Irish name Aidan. There is a Welsh saint called Edren, and the name was not uncommon in Wales and Scotland.
EDRYD m Welsh
Means "descent" or "restoration" in Welsh.
EFROG m Welsh
Variation of Ebraucus or York.
EIGRA f Welsh (Rare)
Probably a variant of Eigr. This is borne by the Welsh writer Eigra Lewis Roberts (1939-).
EILIAN m Welsh
Welsh form of Aelian.... [more]
EILIR f & m Welsh
Derived from Welsh eilir "butterfly; regneration; spring".
EIRIANNA f Welsh
Elaborated form of the Welsh name "Eirian." Means "bright, beautiful."
EIRIANWEN f Welsh
From Welsh eirian "shining, bright" and gwen "holy, white, pure".
EIRWYN m Welsh
Means "white snow" in Welsh.
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]
ELENID f Welsh
Variant of Elenydd.
ELENYDD f Welsh
Means "area adjoining the Elan". It is the name of an upland area in west-central Wales.
ELFYN m Welsh
Welsh form of Aelfwine. A famous namesakes is Welsh rally driver Elfyn Evans.... [more]
ELGAN m Welsh
From the Welsh intensifying prefix el- combined with Welsh can "bright".
ELGAR m Various, Welsh
Variant of Algar.... [more]
ELIDUR m Welsh (Archaic)
Old Welsh name, the second element likely deriving from Welsh dur "steel" but the first element being of uncertain meaning. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Elidur was the name of a king of Britain... [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.
ELWEN m Cornish, Welsh
Possibly a form of Elouan
ELYSTAN m Welsh
Welsh form of Æðelstan.
ENLLI f Welsh
Welsh feminine name taken from Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island in English) which is a small island off the Llŷn Peninsula in North West Wales. Enlli itself means "in the currents"... [more]
ERWAIN f Welsh (Rare)
Directly taken from Welsh erwain "meadowsweet".
ERYL f & m Welsh
From Welsh eryl meaning "watcher" or "lookout" (originally "hunt"), derived from ar, an intensifying prefix, and hyl "a hunt". In regular use since the 1920s, though infrequently... [more]
ETHNI f Welsh
Welsh adoption of Eithne.
EURDDOLEN f Welsh
Means "golden ring", derived from the Welsh elements aur "gold" and dolen "ring". It is sometimes interpreted as the Welsh form of Goldilocks ("golden ringlets, curls").
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.
EURION m Welsh
From the Welsh aur meaning, "gold."
EUROS m Welsh
Comes from the Welsh for gold.
EVANNA f Welsh, Irish, Scottish, English
Feminine form of EVAN. Alternatively, it could be derived from an Irish word meaning "young warrior" or a Scottish word meaning "right handed; strong."
EYNON m Welsh
Variant of Einion.
FALMAI f Welsh
Variant of Valmai.
FELMAI f Welsh
Variant of Valmai.
FFILI m Welsh
The son of Saint Cenydd... [more]
FYCHAN m Welsh
Means "small" in Welsh.
GAER m Welsh
Derived from Welsh word caer meaning "castle, fortress".
GAYNA f Welsh, English
From the name Gaynor, meaning "white, smooth, soft, gentle".
GERWYN m Welsh
Means "rough and white" in Welsh.
GETHYN m Welsh
Variant of Gethin.
GLAIN f Welsh (Rare)
Directly taken from Welsh glain "jewel". This name has been used since the 1920s.
GLANMOR m Welsh
From the words glan (clean) and mor (great).
GLENDORA f Welsh
Presumably a feminine form of Glendower.
GLESNI f Welsh
Means "greenness, verdure; youthfulness" in Welsh.
GLYNNIS f Welsh, English
Variant of Glynis.
GLYNWEN f Welsh
From the Welsh elements glyn meaning "valley" and gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
GOUGH m Welsh (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Welsh: nickname for a red-haired person, from Welsh coch ‘red’.... [more]
GRIFF m English, Welsh
Short form of Griffin or Griffith.
GRISIAL m & f Welsh
Directly taken from Welsh grisial "crystal". This name has been in use since the late 19th century.
GRUG f Welsh
Directly taken from Welsh grug "heather".
GWAINE m Welsh, Arthurian Romance
Variant of Gawain. Gwaine is a character on the BBC television series 'Merlin', meant to represent the Gawain of Arthurian legend.
GWALCHGWYN m Welsh (Archaic)
Combination of the Welsh elements gwalch "hawk" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed."
GWANWYN f Welsh
Directly taken from Welsh gwanwyn "springtime".
GWAUN m Welsh
Means "health" in Welsh.
GWAWRDDYDD f Welsh (Rare)
Derived from Welsh gwawr "dawn" and dydd "day".
GWENALLT m Welsh
The bardic name of the 20th-century Welsh scholar, critic and poet David James Jones (1899-1968), in whose case it meant "fair wood" from Welsh gwen "white, fair, blessed" and allt "wood, small forest"... [more]
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.
GWENEIRA f Welsh
Variant of Gwyneira; from the Welsh elements gwen "white, blessed" combined with eira "snow".
GWENER f Welsh
This name is the Welsh form of VENUS, referring to the Roman goddess of Love and Beauty.... [more]
GWENFAIR f Welsh
Derived from Welsh gwen "fair; white; blessed" combined with the name Mair (compare Mairwen).
GWENFFRWD f & m Welsh (Rare)
From a Welsh place name meaning "white stream".
GWENGAD m Welsh (Archaic)
Old Welsh male name, from gwyn "white, fair, blessed" and cad "battle".
GWENLIAN f English (Rare), Welsh (Rare)
Anglicized form as well as a Welsh variant of Gwenllian.
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.
GWENNO f Welsh
Diminutive of Gwenllian and other names beginning with Gwen, used independently since the 19th century. It coincides with the medieval Welsh name for the planet Venus (literally "little white one" or "little bright one")... [more]
GWENOG f Welsh
Old Welsh diminutive of Gwen. This was the name of an obscure early Welsh saint. It was mentioned in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series of books as the name of a witch, Gwenog Jones.
GWENONWY f Welsh (Rare)
Directly taken from Welsh gwenonwy "lily of the valley". In local folklore this was the name of King Arthur's sister; Maen Gwenonwy, a large rock off Porth Cadlan in Gwynedd, Wales, is named for her.... [more]
GWENT m Welsh
After the county in south Wales.
GWENYDD f Welsh
Means "joy" in Welsh. It has been used in Wales since the mid-19th century.... [more]
GWERNFYL f Welsh
Means "alder tree" in Welsh.
GWILI m Welsh
After the name of a river in Carmarthenshire.
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.
GWYAR f & m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "gore" or "spilled blood, bloodshed" in Old Welsh, but its more general meaning is "flow, fluidity".... [more]
GWYLAN f Welsh (Rare)
Directly taken from Welsh gwylan "seagull". This name has been used from the early 20th century onwards.
GWYNDAF m Celtic, Welsh
Celtic saint name.
GWYNFA f Welsh (Rare)
Feminine form of Gwynfor.
GWYNLAIS m Welsh
From the name of the river in Glamorgan.
GWYNNETH f Welsh
Variant of Gwyneth.
GWYNNO m Welsh
Name of a Celtic Christian saint, apparently from Gwynn- (first part of compound names beginning with Welsh gwyn "white, fair, holy", e.g. Gwynoro, Gwynlliw) + diminutive suffix -o (cf... [more]
GWYNORO m Welsh
Derived from the Welsh element gwyn "white, fair, blessed" combined with gawr "shout" or gorŵydd "steed" or gwared "deliverance, relief". This was the name of an early Welsh saint... [more]
HAFREN f Welsh
Modern Welsh form of Habren, the original Old Welsh name of the River Severn, which is of unknown meaning (see Sabrina).
HAFWEN f Welsh
Combination of Welsh haf "summer" and gwen "white; fair; blessed". This name has been used from the early 20th century onwards.
HARYS m Welsh
Variant of Harris.
HAULWEN f Welsh
Feminine form of Haulwyn.
HAULWYN m Welsh (Rare)
Derived from Welsh elements haul meaning "sun" and gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed."
HEDD m & f Welsh
Means "peace" in Welsh.
HEDDUS f Welsh (Rare)
Directly taken from Welsh heddus "peaceful, pacific, tranquil".
HEINI m Welsh
Means "sprightly" in Welsh.
HUWCYN m Welsh
From Huw or Hywel.
HWMFFRE m Welsh
Welsh form of Humphrey.
HYWYN m Welsh (Rare)
Diminutive of Hywel. A notable bearer of this name was Saint Hywyn (d. 516) who founded Aberdaron in Gwynedd, Wales and was a patron of churches in Western England.
IAU m Welsh
Welsh form of Jupiter.
IESU m Theology, Welsh
Latin vocative and Welsh form of Jesus.
IFANWY f Welsh
Feminine form of Ifan, using the suffix wy meaning "river". This is a modern Welsh name.
IFOR m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Archaic variant of Ivor, or perhaps a variant of Ifan. It was borne by the Welsh historical figure Ifor Bach ("Little Ifor") who may have been based on a folk character known as Little John, which supports the latter etymology... [more]
IŴL m Welsh
Welsh form of Julius.
INDEG f Welsh (Rare), Welsh Mythology
Possibly derived from Welsh un "one" and teg "beautiful; fair".
IOLA f Welsh
Feminine form of Iolo.
IORATH m Welsh
Variant of Iorwerth.
IORI m Welsh
Diminutive of Iorwerth.
IORWEN f Welsh (Rare)
Likely a feminine form of Iorwerth, formed from the Welsh elements iôr "lord, ruler" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
IRFON m Welsh
Comes from the name of a river near Builth Wells.
JAC m Welsh
Variant of Jack.
JOSEFF m Welsh
Welsh form of Joseph.
KINNA f Welsh
Variant of Kendra. Kinna is of Welsh origin, and it’s meaning is ‘greatest champion’.
KYFFIN m Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Cyffin.
KYNAN m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Possibly a form of Kynon, the legendary son of Clydno in the Mabinogion. Means "Chief."
LAUDATUS m Late Roman, Welsh (Latinized)
Derived from Latin laudatus meaning "praised, lauded, commended, esteemed", which is ultimately derived from Latin laudo meaning "to praise, to laud, to commend".... [more]
LEFIATHAN m Welsh
Welsh form of Leviathan.
LEWYS m Welsh
Welsh form of Lewis.
LILWEN f Welsh
Combination of the Welsh elements lili "lily" and gwen "white; fair; blessed".
LLEUDADD m Welsh (Archaic)
Meaning uncertain. The first element of this name might perhaps be etymologically related to Lleu.... [more]
LLINOR f Welsh
Welsh form of Eleanor, possibly via Lenore. This name has only been in use since the 20th century.
LLIO f Welsh
Originally a diminutive of Gwenllian, now sometimes used independently. The 15th-century Welsh poet Dafydd Nanmor sang poems to a girl called Llio. It was revived in the early 20th century.
LLION m Welsh
Derived from the name of Caerleon, a legendary Welsh giant and king, whose name is derived from Welsh caer "(Roman) fortress" (ultimately from Latin castrum) and legionum "of the Legions"... [more]
LLYWARCH m Medieval 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]
LWSIFFER m Welsh
Welsh form of Lucifer.
LYN m Welsh
Diminutive of Llewlyn.
LYNFA f Welsh
Probably an elaborated form of the popular name syllable Lyn, using the suffix fa (perhaps from names such as Gwynfa or Meirionfa, in which it may be derived from Welsh fa "place").
LYNWEN f Welsh
Combination of the popular name element Lyn, from the name Lynette, and the Welsh name element gwen "white; fair; blessed". This name has occasionally been used in Wales from the early 20th century onwards.
MABLI f Welsh
Welsh form of Mabel. It was coined circa 1900.
MAELGWN m Welsh
Means "hound prince" from Welsh mael "prince" and cwn "hounds, wolves" (plural of ci). This was the name of a 6th-century king of Gwynedd (an ancient kingdom of Wales) mentioned in several Welsh legends.
MAELOG m Welsh
Derived from Welsh mael "prince".
MAELONA f Welsh (Rare)
Feminine form of Maelon.
MAI f Welsh (Rare)
Welsh form of May as well as a direct adoption of Welsh mai "(month of) May".
MAL m Welsh
Diminutive of Maldwyn.
MEDENI f Welsh (Rare)
Derived from Welsh Medi "September" (originally "to reap, mow, crop") and geni "to be born".
MEDI f & m Welsh
Means "September" in Welsh.
MEFUS f Welsh (Rare)
Directly taken from Welsh mefus "strawberries".
MEIC m Welsh
Welsh form of Mike.
MEILIR m Welsh
Variant of Meilyr.
MEILYR m Welsh, Medieval Welsh
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation from Welsh Mai "May (the month)" and Llyr.
MEIRIONFA f Welsh
Feminine form of Meirion, the Welsh name of the county of Merioneth. Other feminine forms are Meiriona and Meirionwen.
MELANGELL f Welsh
Allegedly means "sweet angel", from Welsh mel "honey" and angel. According to folklore, the early Welsh saint Melangell is known as the patron saint of small creatures because she sheltered a hare from the hounds of Prince Brochwel Ysgythrog during his hunting expedition.
MELERI f Welsh
Combination of the intensifying prefix my- and Eleri. Saint Meleri was a daughter of Brychan Brycheiniog who married Ceredig ap Cunedda and became the grandmother of Saint David.
MENAI f Welsh (Rare)
Locational name from the Menai Strait (Afon Menai), a river-like section of sea which separates the island of Anglesey (Ynys Môn) from the Welsh mainland. 'Menai' is probably connected to the name of the island, but the meanings of both are unknown... [more]
MENNA f Welsh, Frisian, East Frisian
Variant of Mena in countries where that name is used (i.e., Germany, Netherlands, Mena being a German/Dutch diminutive of various names beginning with Mein, such as Meinhild, where the meaning is "strength"), but Menna is also used regularly in Wales in modern times... [more]
MERCHER m Welsh
Welsh form of Mercurius (see Mercury).
MEREDUDD m Welsh (Rare, Archaic)
Variant of Maredudd, the usual Welsh form of Meredith.
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]
MORFUDD f Welsh, Medieval Welsh
From Welsh mawr "great" and budd "wealth". In Welsh legend Morfudd was the twin sister of Sir Owain and the daughter of King Urien by Modron. It was also borne by a love interest of the 14th-century poet Dafydd ap Gwilym... [more]
MORLAIS m Welsh
From the name of a river in Wales, derived from Welsh môr "sea" and llais "voice". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
MORYS m Welsh
From the Latin Mauricius.
MYFI f Welsh
Short form of Myfanwy.
MYFINA f Welsh (Rare)
Elaboration of Myfi.
NANW f Welsh
Welsh diminutive of Ann.
NICLAS m Welsh
Welsh variant of Nicholas.
NWYVRE f Welsh (Modern)
From the poetic Middle Welsh word nwyfre meaning "sky, heaven, firmament" and "ether, quintessence", derived from nwyf "energy, vigour". This is a recently coined Welsh name.
OSIAN m Welsh Mythology, Welsh
Osian is a Welsh male given name, derived from the Irish legendary poet and warrior Oisín. The name is derived from the Irish for 'little deer'. Osian was the 36th most popular baby boy's name in Wales in 2011.
OSWALLT m Welsh
Welsh variant of Oswald.
PAWL m Welsh
Welsh form of Paulus (see Paul).
PENNANT m Welsh
Place name from Cwm Pennant and transferred use of the surname Pennant.
PENRY m Welsh
Derived from Welsh ap Henry meaning "son of Henry".
PHYLIP m Welsh
Welsh form of Philip.
PÏWS m Welsh
Welsh form of Pius.
PRIDDY m Welsh
Welsh diminutive of Meredith.
PRYS m Welsh
Means "son of Rhys" in Welsh.
RHAIN m Medieval 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.
RHIANEDD f Welsh
Variant of Rhiannon.
RHIANN f Welsh (Rare), English (British, Rare)
Although Rhiann is first and foremost a short form of the name Rhiannon, it is sometimes associated with Welsh rhiain "maiden".
RHIANWEN f Welsh
Combination of Welsh rhiain "maiden" (compare Rhian) and gwen "white; fair; blessed".
RHIANYDD f Welsh
Variant of Rhianedd.
RHIDIAN m Welsh
Possibly a derivative of Old Welsh rudd "red", in which case it is a cognate of Ruadhán. This was the name of an early Welsh saint, remembered in the parish and village of Llanrhidian on Gower.
RHION m & f Welsh
As a masculine name, this is a modern Welsh form of Ryan, or a masculine form of Rhian, coined from Welsh rhi "leader".... [more]
RHIWALLON m Welsh
Welsh form of the old Celtic name *Rigovellaunos, perhaps meaning "most kingly" or "lord-ruler" (from rhi and gwallon). This name belongs to several characters in the Welsh 'Triads' (11th- to 14th-c.), including a son of Urien "who fought against the Saxons and enjoyed a number of victories"... [more]