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Welsh names. Welsh male and female names

Alun - Welsh form of Celtic Alan, possibly meaning "little rock." 
Anarawd - Unisex form of Welsh Angharad, meaning "undisgraced, free of shame."
Andras - Welsh form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."
Aneurin - Variant spelling of Welsh Aneirin, meaning "modest, noble."
Arthfael - Welsh form of Old Breton Arthmael, meaning "bear chief" or "warrior prince."
Arvel - Welsh name meaning "wept over."
Arwel - Welsh name meaning "prominent."
Awstin - Welsh form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."
Beli - Variant spelling of Welsh Bel, meaning "shining."
Berwyn - Welsh name composed of the Celtic elements bàrr "head, top," and (g)wyn "fair, white," hence "fair-headed."
Braith - Welsh unisex name derived from the word brith, meaning "diversely-colored," especially black and white or red and white. 
Brenin - Welsh form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Brin - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Brychan - Welsh myth name of the father of Eleri, derived from the word brych, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Bryn - Welsh unisex name meaning "hill."
Brynmor - Welsh name meaning "great hill."
Brynn - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Cadell - Old Irish and Welsh name composed of cad "battle" and the diminutive suffix -ell, hence "little battle."
Cadeyrn - Welsh legend name of the second son of Vortigern, composed of the elements cad "battle" and teyrn "lord, king," hence "battle lord."
Cadfael - Welsh name composed of the elements cad "battle" and fael/mail "prince," hence "battle prince." This is a very rare name with only one instance found recorded, the name of a saint also known as Cadoc and Catmail.
Cadfan - Welsh name composed of the elements cad "battle" and fan(g) "raven," hence "battle raven." 
Cadoc - Welsh name derived from the word cad, meaning "battle."
Cadomedd - Welsh name meaning "battle-shirker."
Cadwalader - Welsh name composed of the elements cad "battle" and gwaladr "leader," hence "battle leader."
Cadwallader - Variant spelling of Welsh Cadwalader, meaning "battle leader."
Cadwgawn - Welsh myth name mentioned in the Mabinogion, composed of the elements cad "battle" and gwogawn "honor, glory," hence "battle glory." 
Caerwyn - Variant spelling of Welsh Carwyn, meaning "fair love."
Caradawc - Variant spelling of Welsh Caradawg, meaning "dearly loved."
Caradawg - Medieval form of Welsh Caradoc, derived from the root car "love," meaning "dearly loved."
Caradog - A derivative of ancient Welsh Caradawg, meaning "dearly loved."
Carwyn - Modern Welsh name composed of the elements cār "love" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, pure, white," hence "fair love."
Catmail - Welsh name meaning "battle prince." Other forms of the name include Cadoc and Cadfael.
Cattegirn - Welsh form of Celtic Cadeyrn, meaning "battle lord." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a son of Vortigern.
Cefin - Welsh form of Irish Gaelic Caémgen, meaning "little comely one."
Celyn - Welsh name meaning "holly."
Cledwyn - Welsh name composed of the elements caled "hard, rough" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white," hence "hardy and fair."
Cynddelw - Old Welsh name, probably of Celtic origin, meaning "exalted effigy." 
Cynwrig - Old Welsh name meaning "high hill." 
Cystenian - Welsh form of Latin Constantine, meaning "steadfast."
Dafydd - Modern form of Welsh Dewydd, meaning "beloved." 
Deiniol - Welsh form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge." 
Delwyn - Welsh unisex name composed of the elements del "pretty" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white," hence "pretty and fair."
Derog - Welsh form of Latin Ferox, meaning "the arrogant one" or "the obstinate one."
Dewi - Contracted form of Welsh Dewydd, meaning "beloved." 
Dewydd - Welsh form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved." 
Dillon - English form of Welsh Dylan, meaning "great sea."
Dilwyn - Welsh name composed of the elements dilys "genuine, steadfast, true" and (g)wyn "blessed, fair, holy, white," hence "truly blessed."
Dyfed - Probably another form of Welsh Dewydd (Hebrew David), meaning "beloved." Also spelled Dafydd.
Dyl - Short form of Welsh Dylan, meaning "great sea."
Dylan - Welsh name composed of the elements dy "great" and llanw "sea," hence "great sea." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god, son of Aranrhod, and twin brother to Lleu Llaw Gyffes.
Einion - Welsh name probably derived from the word einion, meaning "anvil."
Elian - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Eilian, probably meaning "second, a moment in time." 
Elis - Welsh form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God." 
Elisud - Welsh name derived from the word elus, meaning "kind."
Elyan - Perhaps a masculine form of Welsh unisex Eilian, meaning "second, a moment in time." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a Knight of the Round Table. He was the illegitimate son of Sir Bors, and cousin to Lancelot. He is noted for helpingto rescue Guinevere after her affair with Lancelot was exposed. He joinedLancelot in his exile. Also spelled Helyan.
Emlyn - Welsh unisex form of German Emmeline, meaning "work."
Emyr - Welsh name meaning "king."
Ercwlff - Welsh form of Latin Hercules, meaning "glory of Hera."
Eugein - Old Welsh form of Greek Eugenios, meaning "well born."
Euguein - Old Welsh form of Greek Eugenios, meaning "well born."
Eurig - Welsh name derived from the element aur, meaning "gold."
Ewein - Welsh form of French Yvain, meaning "well born."
Folant - Welsh form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."
Garreth - Variant spelling of Welsh Gareth, possibly meaning "old."
Gerallt - Welsh form of Latin Geraldus, meaning "spear ruler."
Gethen - Variant spelling of Welsh Gethin, meaning "dark, swarthy."
Gethin - Welsh name derived from the Celtic byname Cethin, meaning "dark, swarthy."
Glaw - Welsh unisex name meaning "rain."
Glyndwr - Welsh byname transferred to forename use, composed of the elements glyn "valley" and dwr "water," hence "valley water."
Glynn - Variant spelling of Welsh Glyn, meaning "valley."
Gofannon - Welsh form of Irish Goibniu, meaning "smith." In mythology, this is the name of a smith god, the son of Dôn.
Gorlassar - Old Welsh epithet belonging to Uther Pendragon, possibly meaning "above the blue" or "higher than the sky."
Goronwy - Welsh name of unknown etymology. In mythology, this is the name of the lover of Blodeuwedd. 
Govannon - Variant spelling of Welsh Gofannon, meaning "smith." In mythology, this is the name of a smith god, the son of Dôn.
Griffin -   Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Gríobhtha, meaning "griffin."
Grigor - Welsh form of Latin Gregorius, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
Gripiud - Variant spelling of Welsh Grippiud, meaning "(?) chief/lord."
Grippiud - Old Welsh name composed of the elements grip (unknown meaning) and iud "chief, lord," hence "(?) chief/lord."
Gronw - Variant spelling of Welsh Goronwy. Meaning unknown.
Gruffin - Welsh name derived from Latin Gruffinus, meaning "(?) chief/lord."
Gruffud - Variant spelling of Welsh Gruffudd, meaning "(?) chief/lord."
Gruffudd - Derived from Welsh Grippiud, meaning "(?) chief/lord."
Gruffydd - Variant spelling of Welsh Gruffudd, meaning "(?) chief/lord."
Grwn - Welsh name meaning "ridge."
Guorthigern - Old Welsh name composed of the elements gor "over" and tigern "king, lord," hence "high lord" or "overlord." 
Guorthigirn - Variant spelling of Old Welsh Guorthigern, meaning "high lord" or "overlord."
Guto - Pet form of Welsh Gruffudd, meaning "(?) chief/lord."
Gwalchgwyn - Old Welsh name composed of the elements gwalch "hawk" and gwyn "white," hence "white hawk." This is one of two names from which Arthurian Gawain may have been derived; the other possibility is Gwalchmei.
Gwalchmai - Variant spelling of Welsh Gwalchmei, meaning "May hawk."
Gwalchmei - Old Welsh name composed of the elements gwalch "hawk" and Mei "May," hence "May hawk." This was the name of a Celtic sun god. It is one of two names from which Arthurian Gawain may have been derived; the other possibility is Gwalchgwyn.
Gwalltafwyn - In Welsh Arthurian legend, this is an epithet belonging to Sir Gawain, meaning "hair like rain."
Gwallter - Welsh form of Old High German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
Gwil - Short form of Welsh Gwilym, meaning "will-helmet."
Gwilim - Variant spelling of Welsh Gwilym, meaning "will-helmet."
Gwillym - Variant spelling of Welsh Gwilym, meaning "will-helmet."
Gwilym - Welsh form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Gwledig - Old Welsh name derived from the word gwledig, meaning "ruler."
Gwrgenau - Welsh name composed of the elements gwr "man, warrior" and cenau "whelp, young dog." In heroic poetry, Gwrgenau was used as a term for a "ferocious warrior."
Gwrtheyrn - Middle Welsh form of Old Welsh Guorthigern, meaning "high lord" or "overlord."
Gwynedd - Modern Welsh unisex name derived from the name of a region of North Wales named after the medieval Kingdom of Gwynedd, meaning "happiness."
Gwynfor - Welsh name composed of the elements gwyn "fair, holy, white" and mawr "great, large," hence "very fair" or "very holy."
Gwynn - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Gwyn, meaning "fair, holy, white."
Gwythyr - Welsh form of Roman Latin Victor, meaning "conqueror."
Hadyn - Welsh form of Gaelic Áedán, meaning "little fire."
Halwyn - Variant spelling of Welsh Halwn, meaning "salt."
Harri -   Finnish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Haul - Welsh name meaning "sun."
Heddwyn - Modern Welsh name composed of the elements hedd "peace" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white," hence "holy peace."
Hefeydd - Welsh name of uncertain etymology, possibly from haf, meaning "summer." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of the father of Rhiannon. 
Hefin - Welsh name derived from the word haf, meaning "summer." 
Helyan - Variant spelling of Welsh Elyan, possibly meaning "second, a moment in time."
Henbeddestyr - Welsh name meaning "old pedestrian."
Henwas - Welsh name meaning "old servant."
Henwyneb - Welsh name meaning "old face."
Heulog - Welsh unisex name meaning "sunny."
Hopcyn - Welsh form of English Hopkin, meaning "son of Hob."
Huarwor - Variant spelling of Welsh Huarwar, meaning "the hungry."
Ianto - Pet form of Welsh Iefan, meaning "God is gracious."
Iau - Welsh form of Greek Zeus, meaning "god."
Idwal - Welsh name composed of the elements iud "lord, master" and (g)wal "rampart, wall," hence "master rampart."
Iefan - Later form of Welsh Ieuan, meaning "God is gracious." 
Iestyn - Welsh form of Latin Justinus, meaning "fair, just." 
Ieuan - Welsh form of Latin Iovannis, meaning "God is gracious." 
Ifan - Variant spelling of Welsh Iefan, meaning "God is gracious."
Ilar - Welsh form of Latin Hilarius, meaning "joyful, happy."
Illtud - Welsh name composed of the elements il/el "multitude" and tud "land, people," hence "multitude of people."
Iolyn - Pet form of Welsh Iorwerth, meaning "handsome lord."
Islwyn - Welsh name derived from the name of a mountain, composed of the elements is "below" and llwyn "grove," hence "below the grove."
Ithel - Welsh form of Breton Iudhael, meaning "generous lord."
Lleu - Welsh form of Irish Lugh, meaning "oath."In Welsh mythology, this is the name of a son of Aranrhod,and twin brother to Dylan.
Llew -   Short form of Welsh Llewelyn,meaning "oath of Belenus."
Llywellyn - Variant spelling ofWelsh Llywelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
Llywelyn - Late Welsh form of the ancient Celtic name Lugobelinos, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
Loyd - Variant spelling of Welsh Lloyd, meaning "gray-haired." 
Mabon - Welsh name meaning "divine son." In Celtic Arthurian legend, this is the name of the son of Modron ("divine mother"). He was a hunter god who was stolen by Annwn from his mother three days after his birth. He was rescued by Culhwch, a cousin to Arthur, but because of the time he spent with Annwn, he remained young. He later assisted Culhwch in his search of Olwen. 
Macsen - Welsh form of Latin Maxim, meaning "the greatest rival." 
Madoc - Variant spelling of Welsh Madog, meaning "little fortunate one" or "little good one."
Madog - Welsh name derived from a diminutive form of the word mad "fortunate, good," hence "little fortunate one" or "little good one."
Maldwyn - Welsh form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
March - Catalan form of Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
Maredudd - Welsh myth name of the father of Iorwerth, probably meaning "sea day" or "sea sun."
Maxen - Welsh form of Latin Maxim, meaning "the greatest rival."
Meirion - Welsh form of Roman Latin Marianus, meaning "like Marius."
Meredydd - Variant spelling of Welsh Maredudd, probably meaning "sea day" or "sea sun."
Merfyn - Old Welsh name composed of the elements mer "marrow" and myn "eminent," hence "marrow-eminent."
Merrion - Variant spelling of Welsh Meirion, meaning "like Marius."
Meuric - Welsh form of Roman Latin Maurice, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
Meurig - Variant spelling of Welsh Meuric, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
Mihangel - Welsh form of Italian Michelangelo, a compound name meaning both "who is like God?" and "angel, messenger." 
Morgan -  Welsh name, derived from ancient Celtic Morcant, probably meaning "sea circle." In use by the English as a unisex name.
Mostyn - Welsh name derived from the name of a place in Clwyd on the Dee estuary, composed of the Old English elements mos "moss" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "moss settlement."
Myrddin - Welsh legend name of the magician who guided the destiny of King Arthur, derived from Celtic Mori-dunum, meaning "sea fort." Mori-dunum was a place in Wales later called Carmarthen. Because of its close resemblance to the French word merde, meaning "excrement," the name was changed from Myrddin to Merlin. 
Neifion - Welsh form of Latin Neptune, probably meaning "moist, wet."
Nudd - Welsh form of Irish Nuada, possibly meaning "fog."
Nye - Pet form of Welsh Aneirin, meaning "modest, noble." 
Ofydd - Welsh form of Roman Latin Ovid, meaning "sheep herder."
Owain - Welsh Arthurian legend name of a Knight of the Round Table, derived from Latin Eugenius, meaning "born of yew." 
Paderau - Welsh unisex name meaning "beads; rosary."
Padrig - Breton and Welsh form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Parry -   Variant spelling of English Perry, meaning "wanderer."
Pedr - Welsh form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pryce - Welsh surname transferred to forename use, derived from ap Rhys, meaning "son of Rhys."
Pryderi - Welsh myth name the son of Pwyll and Rhiannon, meaning "care, worry."
Pwyll - Welsh myth name of the lord of Dyfed and father of Pryderi, meaning "sense."
Rheinallt - Welsh form of German Reinhold, meaning "wise ruler."
Rhisiart - Welsh form of Old Norman French Richaud, meaning "powerful ruler."
Rhobert - Welsh form of German Hrodebert, meaning "bright fame." 
Rhodri - Welsh name composed of the Celtic elements rhod "wheel" and rhi "king," hence "wheel-king."
Rhydderch - Welsh name, originally a byname, meaning "reddish-brown."
Rhys - Later form of Old Welsh Rīs, meaning "ardor, heat of passion."
Robyn - Pet form of Welsh Rhobert, meaning "bright fame."
Rolant - Welsh form of German Hrodland, meaning "famous land." 
Sawyl - Welsh form of Greek Saoul, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
Seissylt - Welsh name derived from Latin Sextilius, meaning "sixth." 
Siarl - Welsh form of English/French Charles, meaning "man."
Siorus - Welsh form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Siorys - Variant spelling of Welsh Siorus, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Steffan - Welsh form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."
Taffy - Pet form of Welsh Dafydd, meaning "beloved."
Talfryn - Welsh name composed of the elements tal "high, end of" and a variant of bryn "hill," hence "high hill."
Taliesin - Welsh name composed of the elements tâl "brow" and iesin "shining," hence "shining brow."
Tomos - Welsh form of Greek Thōmas, meaning "twin."
Trahaearn - Welsh name composed of the elements tra "very" and haearn "iron," hence "very iron-like."
Trefor - Welsh surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name of various places composed of the elements tref "settlement" and for "large," hence "large settlement."
Tudur - Later form of Welsh Tudyr, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Tudyr - Welsh name derived from Celtic Teutorix, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Twedwr - Welsh form of Latin Theodorus, meaning "gift of God."
Uchdryd - Welsh name, possibly meaning "crossbeard." In Welsh legend, this is the name of a son of Edwin, lord or king of Tegaingl.
Urbgen - Old Welsh form of Celtic Orbogen, meaning "privileged birth."
Urien - Middle Welsh form of Old Welsh Urbgen, meaning "privileged birth." Urien was an actual historical king of Rheged who came to be incorporated into Arthurian legend as a Knight of the Round Table who initially opposed Arthur, but later became an ally. He was the husband of Morgan le Fay, father of Morvydd, Ywain/Owain, and Ywain the Bastard. Some authors make him a brother to King Lot and King Auguselus. 
Wmffre - Welsh form of English Humphrey, meaning "giant peace."
Wmfre - Variant spelling of Welsh Wmffre, meaning "giant peace."
Wynn -   Variant spelling of English Wynne, meaning "friend."
Wynne - Elaborated form of English Win, meaning "holy reconciliation." Compare with masculine Wynne.

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