List of 222 Welsh Baby Names

Michele Meleen
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Welsh baby names for boys and girls are great for those with family history in Wales or the United Kingdom, who love Celtic names, or who want a unique and meaningful baby name. Many Welsh names are not pronounced how they're spelled and there are modern versions of each.

Gender Neutral Welsh Baby Names

Welsh baby names tend to use more masculine and hard sounds, so it's no surprise there are many gender neutral name choices. Look for names that sound right for your baby and sound similar to the boy or girl names you typically like to find the best option for your family.

Names Associated With the Country Wales

Wales is a small Celtic nation in the United Kingdom rich with history and symbolism. When choosing an original baby name with meaning, look beyond naming books for words that represent the country.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Cardiff 'kärdif Capital city
Coch KO'ch Red, Color of dragon on flag
Cymraeg kʰəmraːɨg Welsh language
Cymru 'kEmri Welsh name for Wales
Draig dr-eye-g Dragon, Welsh flag symbol
Senedd sen-edd Welsh senate
Sterling stir-ling Monetary unit - pound sterling

Most Popular Unisex Names in Wales

Some of the most popular names in Wales for boys or girls are often used as unisex names in other parts of the world. These names represent the top gender neutral names in Wales.

Name Meaning
Cai/Kai Rejoice
Elis My God is Yahweh
Morgan Sea circle
Rhys/Reese Enthusiasm
Rowan Descendant of Rudhan
Sonny/Sunny Young boy

Unusual and Rare Gender Neutral Welsh Names

Many old Welsh names are not used often today and can be used for baby boys or girls. If you're looking for a beautiful, unique gender neutral name these options are a great place to start.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Aeron EYE-ron Berry
Afon ah-vone River
Eirian ay-REE-on Bright
Enfys EHN-vis Rainbow
Meredith mair-ED-ith Great lord
Wynne WIN Blessed, fair
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Baby Girl Names With Welsh Origins

Welsh baby girl names range from trendy to rare and meaningful to cool. Baby names for girls with Welsh origins can come from the language, what's hot in the country, or history.

Most Popular Girl Names in Wales

Many of the most popular baby names in Wales in 2018 were not Welsh names at all. If you just love Wales and it's culture, jump on their baby naming trends with these girl names.

Name Meaning Origins
Olivia Olive Latin
Amelia Work Latin from Germanic
Ava Breathe, live Hebrew
Isla Island name Scottish
Ella Other English
Emily Rival Latin
Sophia Wisdom Greek
Evie Breathe, live Hebrew
Mia Beloved Egyptian
Poppy Red flower English

Most Popular Girl Names in the U.S. With Welsh Origins

Diverse and unique names are trending in the U.S. right now. While these names might not hit the top 100 girl names, they do represent the top names in 2018 in the U.S. with Welsh origins for girls.

Name Meaning
Bryn/Brynn Hill
Brynlee Hill clearing
Dylan Great tide
Gracelyn(n) Gratful lake
Gwendolyn White ring
Morgan Sea circle
Reese Enthusiasm
Teagan Fair

Unusual and Rare Welsh Girl Names

Welsh girl names tend to be in the medium to long length category for spelling and pronunciation. You won't find many girls anywhere in the world with these unique monickers.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Aeres Aye-ress Heiress
Afanen a-VAN-ehn Rasberry
Aures ow-rus Gold
Braith BRAYTH Freckled
Ceridwen keh-RID-wehn Blessed song
Ebrill EB-rikh April
Eiriana ear-i-on-uh Splendid
Fioled fee-oh-leyed Violet
Grug GREEG Heather
Gwylan gwee-lon Seagull
Manon MAH-non Queen
Rhosyn hrah-SIN Rose
Tanwen TAHN-wen White fire
Tirion Tee-ree-ohn Gentle, happy

Cute Welsh Girl Names

Although many Welsh baby girl names are long, there are still short and cute options for baby names. These two-syllable Welsh names for girls are fun and easy to say.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Dilys DIHL-ihss Genuine
Gladys GLAED-ihss Country
Glenda GLEHN-də Pure and good
Mabyn ma-bin Youth
Meinir may-neer Maiden
Nerys nerh-iss Lady
Tegan tay-gon Fair
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Welsh Nature Names for Girls

If you're looking for hippie baby names or other names inspired by nature, consider plant and animal Welsh words or names.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Aderyn ahd-AIR-in Bird
Blodwen BLOD-wehn White flowers
Briallen bree-AHSH-ehn Primrose
Deryn dair-in Bird
Eira ay-ruh Snow
Elain el-eye-n Fawn
Ffion FEE-awn Foxglove
Haf Hahv Summer
Heulwen HAYL-wehn Sunshine
Seren SEH-rehn Star
Tesni Tez-nee sun's warmth

Beautiful Welsh Names for Girls

Give your beautiful baby girl a beautiful Welsh name when you choose something that sounds elegant and sweet.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Anwen on-wen Very beautiful
Carys KAHR-is To love
Ceinwen cane-wen Fair and lovely
Eluned ehl-IN-ehd Idol
Gwendolen GWEHN-də-lin White ring

Welsh Word Names for Girls

Welsh words that mean cute, sweet, or beautiful things can also make great creative names for baby girls. Consider your own interests and passions or your hopes for your daughter when choosing a word name.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Anadlu ah-nahd-lee To breathe
Blodyn bloh-din Flower
Canu kah-nee To sing
Dynes duh-ness Woman
Hiraeth hear-eye-th Longing
Lloer uhl-eer Moon
Nefoedd NEH-foy-thuh Heavens
Seren seh-rehn Star

Welsh Mythology Names for Girls

Welsh legends and myths incorporate unique names for goddesses and other important mythological creatures. Give your baby girl an epic name that will lead her to do great things.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Arianrhod ahr-ee-on-rhod Silver wheel, goddess of the moon
Blodeuwedd blod-ee-weth Face of flowers, Arianrhod's daughter-in-law
Branwen brand-wen Beautiful rave, brother of Bran
Ceridwen keh-RID-wehn Bent woman, goddess who made potion of wisdom
Enid EHN-id Soul, wife in one of the Three Welsh Romances
Rhiannon hree-AN-on Great queen, horse goddess
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Medieval Welsh Girl Names

Sources for Welsh names from the late 1200s and from the late 1400s are difficult to come by, but they do exist. Many of these medieval girl names have been lost through history, but you could bring them back with your little girl.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Angharat əŋˈhɑːrəd Much loved
Generys ge-nehr-iss Family chief
Gweirvyll gwayr-ville Modest turn
Gwerith gwayr-eeth Bend
Hunith huh-neeth Sleep
Lewke loo-ck unknown
Mabilia Mah-beel-ya unknown
Milisandia mil-iss-on-dee-uh unknown
Mevanou mah-van-ow My woman
Morwid mawr-wid maiden
Nest NEST Chaste
Wentlyana went-lee-ah-nah unknown
Wervilla w-air-veel-ah unknown

Welsh Versions of English Girl Names

Some names have been around for centuries and simply take on different forms in different languages. If you love a common English girls' name but want to modernize it, one trendy option is to use a different version of it such as the Welsh spelling and pronunciation.

Welsh Name English Name
Aliss Alice
Bethan Elizabeth
Betrys Beatrice
Catrin Catherine
Crystin Christine
Ffraid Bridget
Lowri Laura
Mair Mary
Mared/Marged Margaret
Sian Jeanne
Sioned Janet
Siwan Joan

Baby Boy Names With Welsh Origins

Welsh baby boy names can come from historical documents and modern trends. Some of these names originated in Wales, while others come from countries around the world. Welsh boy names tend to sound strong and include d, y, l, and n.

Most Popular Boy Names in Wales

The most popular baby boy names in Wales in 2018 don't include any names of Welsh origins. If you want to fit in with modern Welsh culture, these names might be your ticket in.

Name Meaning Origin
Oliver Olive tree Latin
Noah Rest Hebrew
Jacob Supplanter Hebrew
George Farmer Greek
Theo God Greek
Jack Yahweh is gracious Hebrew
Charlie Warrior, man Germanic
Leo Lion Latin
Alfie Elf counsel English
Harry Home ruler Germanic

Most Popular Boy Names in the U.S. With Welsh Origins

While these names don't all reside in the top 100 names for boys in the U.S., they do represent the top ranking U.S. boy names with Welsh origins from 2018.

Name Pronunciation
Bryson Son of Brice
Dawson Son of David
Ellis Kind
Evan Yahweh is gracious
Griffin Strong lord
Maddox Son of Madoc
Owen Youth
Trevor Large village

Unusual and Rare Welsh Boy Names

Rare names for boys don't have to be completely original, they can come from nearly forgotten times and places in history. These unusual Welsh boy names haven't caught on yet, so you could be a trendsetter if you choose one for your son.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Amlodd am-lothe Praise, Grandfather of King Arthur
Baglen bah-g-lenn Place name
Beynon beh-uh-nahn Stability
Cayo k-eye-oh Place name
Derwen dair-win Oak tree
Dyfan Duv-an Welsh saint
Edryd E-drrid Of Welsh descent
Elgan EHLGaeN Bright circle
Eurion Eye- RIY-aaN Gold
Hefin hev-in Summery
Myrddin mar-th-in Sea fortress, Merlin's original name
Rhion ree-on King
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Loving and Meaningful Welsh Names for Boys

Show your little boy how much he is loved with a Welsh name that means something loving. These cute baby boy names will bring joy to your heart every time you hear them.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Carwyn Kar-win Love
Ceri Keh-ree To love
Dai DYE To shine
Pryderi Pri-Deh-ree Care

Powerful and Strong Welsh Names for Boys

If manly and strong is what you're after in a boys name, these strong Welsh names are perfect. Names like these mean strong and powerful things, but they also sound bold.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Aneirin an-AY-rin Noble
Cadell KAD-ehl Battle
Cadfael KAD-vyle Battle prince
Emyr EM-ur Kind
Eurig eye-rrig Gold
Hywel HOO-el Eminent
Idris ID-ris Lord
Ifor IH-vor Bow warrior
Iorwerth YOR-weth Handsome lord
Trahaearn trah-h-eye-rn Much like iron
Tudor TIH-dir Ruler of the people

Welsh Nature Names for Boys

Nature-loving parents can honor Mother Nature by choosing an adorable Welsh nature name. Geographical features, weather, flora, and fauna can all inspire nature names for boys.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Afon Ah-vone River
Aled AL-ed Welsh river name
Celyn KEL-in Holly
Glaw gl-ow Rain
Haul hi-il Sun
Talfryn tahl-vrrin High hill
Trefor TRE-vor Big village
Yale ee-ah-leh Fertile upland

Welsh Word Names for Boys

The Welsh language is full of great, unique names for little boys. Check out a Welsh dictionary or encyclopedia to find a great meaningful word you can turn into a name.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Cwtch kutch A hug
Cynefin kin-ev-n The environment you're from
Hwyl hoo-eel Motivation, enthusiasm
Maen mane Stone
Tân t-on Fire
Wilber will-bear Wheelbarrow
Wybren WE-brenn Sky
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Medieval Welsh Boy Names

Names from Medieval times are rare, which means their meanings and pronunciations have often been lost over time. If you care more about the sound of a name and steering clear of trends, these names are for you.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Atto unknown unknown
Blethin unknown unknown
Deycus unknown unknown
Edenevet unknown unknown
Eynon IE-nun Anvil
Jevan jeh-von God is gracious
Griffri Griff-rih Strong lord
Griffid griff-rid Strong lord
Gogan goh-gin Satire
Gwyon gwin Blessed
Howel hoh-well Eminent
Iago ee-A-gaw Supplanter
Ithel ee-sell Generous lord
Kenuric ken-ee-rick Chief hero
Llewelyn shə-WEH-lin lion
Madoc mah-doke Fortunate
Ryrid ree-rid unknown
Tegwaret teg-wuh-ret Fair deliverance

Welsh Mythology Names for Boys

Every culture has its own myths and legends which include lots of men with different powers and gifts. Choose a Welsh mythology name for your little guy and set him on the path of an amazing destiny.

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Arawn AH-roun god of underworld
Bedivere BED-ih-veer unknown, King Arthur companion
Beli bell-ih Bright, ancestor deity
Bran BRON Raven, son of god Llyr
Geraint GER-ine't Old man, figure in many legends
Govannon goh-vah-nohn Smith, Irish smith god
Kay kah-uh To rejoice, Round Table Knight
Mabon MAH-bon Son, Celtic god
Math MAHTH Bear, King of Gwynedd and magician
Mordred mah-oo-dred Controlled, illegitimate son of King Arthur
Owain O-wien Well born, Round Table Knight
Peredur peh-RAY-deer Hard spears, figure in many legends
Urien Yuw-RIY-ahN Privileged birth, Morgan le fey's husband
Uther oo-thu-r Terrible, King Arthur's dad

Welsh Versions of English Boy Names

When you love the most popular English boy names, but want something a bit less common, you can look to other cultures. These Welsh versions of common boy names make your little guy feel unique and not weird.

Welsh Name English Name
Alun Alan
Andreas Andrew
Cefin Kevin
Dafydd David
Deiniol Daniel
Dewey David
Drystan Tristan
Ercwlff Hercules
Folant Valentine
Gwilim William
Gwythyr Victor
Iefan John
Iestyn Justin
Meical Michael
Meurig Maurice
Rhisiart Richard
Siarl Charles
baby boy with soft toy

Baby Names From Wales

Whether you're Welsh, love Welsh culture, or are looking for new baby name options there are plenty of choices from Wales. Once you choose a Welsh name for your baby, do a little extra research to see what authentic meaning, spelling, and pronunciation variations there are. Choose the version that best suits your family and your baby.

List of 222 Welsh Baby Names