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Welsh Names

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, has a decidedly un-Welsh name. But browse through our list to find plenty of traditional Welsh baby names and their meanings. One of our favorites: Owain (meaning “young warrior”).

Megan

Want to name your baby Pearl but think it's too old-fashioned? Try Megan instead, a Welsh name that means "pearl." It's not... Read more about Megan

Morgan

Doesn't the name Morgan conjure up images of rolling fog and mystical lands from a faraway time? This would be appropriate... Read more about Morgan

Morgan

Morgan used to be a pretty evenly divided unisex name, but in recent years the winner has definitely emerged as the girls... Read more about Morgan

Dylan

In Welsh mythology Dylan was the god of the sea, so if you're water-lovers, this name may be perfect for you. While it's... Read more about Dylan

Ariana

Greek Origin

Latin Origin

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Meredith

Celtic Origin

Welsh: Magnificent chief or protector

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Meredith

Welsh: Magnificient chief or protector

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Reese

English Origin

Welsh: Passionate, enthusiastic; variant of Reece

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Gwendolyn

Welsh: Fair bow, a blend of the elements gwen (white, fair, or blessed) and dolen (bow or ring)

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Brynn

Welsh: From the hill

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Rhiannon

Celtic Origin

Welsh: Great queen; In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon was the goddess of fertility and the moon. Stevie Nicks of the band Fleetwood Mac...

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Rhys

Welsh: Passionate, ethusiastic, also stream; variant of Reece

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Guinevere

Celtic Origin

Welsh: White and smooth, or fair lady; Guinevere was King Arthur''s beautiful queen in Arthurian legend. Jennifer derives from this...

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Gladys

Welsh: An old name of uncertain meaning; possibly a derivation of the Latin name Claudia, meaning lame

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Mari

Finnish Origin

Welsh: Bitter; a variant of Mary and favored prefix for blending with other names

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Reece

English Origin

Welsh: Passionate, enthusiastic

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Coed

Welsh: Dwells in the woods

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Rhett

Welsh: Passionate, enthusiastic; a variant of Reece. Rhett Butler is the dashing hero of Margaret Mitchell''s Gone With the Wind...

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Powell

Welsh: A contraction of Ap Howell, meaning son of Howell; a surname

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Glenda

Welsh: Fair, good, or from the glen

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Sian

Welsh: God is gracious; Welsh form of Jane

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Sayer

Welsh: Carpenter; surname

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Drystan

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Iolo

Welsh: Familiar form of Iowerth, the Welsh version of Edward

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Kimball

English Origin

Welsh: Warrior chief; This name gained in popularity through Rudyard Kipling´s novel Kim, a story about an orphan Irish boy growing...

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