118 Breton Baby Names With Meanings

Breton, the strong artisans with a legacy of having been ruled by the Altmer, cherish nobility and power, which is visible in their choice of names as well. Breton names are mainly inspired by real-world French, English, and Gaelic names, but are modified to give them the perfect Old-English or Breton feel. But that’s not a hard-and-fast rule. Breton also use plenty of unusual names that do not seem to fit any particular pattern. The family names or surnames, on the other hand, are mainly normal French, English or Gaelic last names.

Breton baby names were at the height of their popularity in 1972, with over 2.975% boys given Breton names and six of them appearing in the top 1,000 name list. The frequency of use may have declined over the years, but that doesn’t mean they are no longer in usage. Breton names are still quite popular in Europe, especially among the Celtic Britons inhabiting the Brittany region. And if you are also one of those people, you’ll find our list of Breton baby boy and girl name list handy. Take a look!

RicharzhBretons form of Richard, meaning brave rulerBoy
RonanTo make a promising oathBoy
RonecHe who is from royal and noble lineageBoy
RoparzhBretons form of Robert, meaning bright fameBoy
SamzunSun child or little sunBoy
SoizicOne who belongs to the people of FranksGirl
TanguyA warrior of fireBoy
TifennManifestation of GodGirl
VenouBretons form of Neven, meaning worker of the saint's followerBoy
WinocBriton variant of Gwenneg, meaning white or fairBoy
YanickBretons form of John, meaning Yahweh is graciousBoy
YannYann is Bretons form of John, which means Yahweh is graciousBoy
YezekaelA form of Judicael, meaning lord or princeBoy
YouennA form of Ivo, meaning little archerBoy
YunaThe archerGirl
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