641 Welsh Baby Names With Meanings

Selecting an ideal baby name is no cake walk. You must pick a name that doesn’t just sound rhythmic and beautiful, but also stands the test of time, like Welsh baby names.

With the red dragon on the national flag and majestic castles on the coastline, Wales has attracted a newfound interest in the recent years, thanks to its baby names. A small country in the UK and the homeland of Arthurian legends, Welsh baby names originate in the Celtic language, which has evolved to a great extent over the centuries. The mother tongue of Wales may sound a bit harsh and disjointed to the ears, but the names are poetic and roll down the tongue smoothly.

In the ancient times, Welsh people followed a patronymic naming system. Patronymics is the process of giving the child his father’s given or forename as the first name. Hence, the family name changed in the successive generations. At the turn of 15th century, the Welsh families began adopting permanent surnames, and the patronymic naming pattern ended. But the range of Welsh surnames is quite small, primarily due to the reduction in baptismal names after the Protestants Reformation. Below is MomJunction's complete list of Welsh baby names with meanings for both boys and girls. Have a look!

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AmeliaThe one who is industrious, hard working and fertileGirl
AvaA bird; a living organism of the ecosystemGirl
CharlieOne having full rightsUnisex
EllaOne who is a beautiful fairy; one who enjoys lifeGirl
Emilya name that often signifies a hardwroking, dilligent and an industrious person.Girl
FreyaIn Norse mythology, Freya was the goddess of love; LadyGirl
GeorgeA derivative of Greek word Georgos meaning Farmer; A Tiller of the Soil; Earth WorkerBoy
HarryHouse ruler, Prince HarryBoy
IslaFrom Islay or Aileach, which means Rocky PlaceGirl
JackOne who thinks that the God is graciousBoy
JacobHebrew - Yahweh may protect; Holder of Heel; Supplanter; Derived from the Yaakov or Yakubel in HebrewBoy
LeoLatin word meaning lionBoy
LoganMan from the hollowBoy
MiaThe person who is dearly to everyone.Girl
NoahRelaxation, restful, harmony, calm.Unisex
OliverThe one who represents the emblem of peace or olive tree.Boy
OliviaThe one who is closer to olive tree.Girl
PoppyEnglish - Poppy; From The Flower; A variant of name PopeeGirl
SophiaShe who posesses great knoledge and wisdomGirl
TheoTheo is the short form for Theodore and means god given,Boy
AberforthIn Gaelic, this name means "˜from the river'Boy
AddienA pleasant or a beautiful girlGirl
AelwenA fair eyebrows, not blackGirl
AelwinOne with the blessed eyebrowGirl
AeronaThe end of battleGirl
AeronwenThe winner or victor of a battleBoy
AeronwyThe battle winnerBoy
AerowynThe victorious person from the battleBoy
AfonA river, or a stream or waterUnisex
AledWelsh - A Child, Offspring; A Variant name for Girls is AledwenBoy
AlunA stony, fair and handsome being who is in sync with harmony, nobility and peaceBoy
AlwynTeutonic: Loved by All; German: Friend; English: Noble,Wise Friend; A derivative of name AlwinBoy
AmandeepLamp of peace; an urge to find freedom and to enjoy life to the fullest they have a restless heartGirl
AndrasOld Greek - Male; Manly; Brave; Virility; A variant of name AndreaBoy
AneurinCeltic - High Minded; A variation of name is AneirinBoy
AngharadA beautiful and lovely human being who are passionate and intuitiveGirl
AnyonCeltic - AnvilBoy
ArdentThe ArdentBoy
AriandaThe one who is holy and sereneGirl
ArthyenCornish form of the Welsh name Arthen. It means bear born.Boy
ArvelWelsh - Wept Over; Arval is a variant of name ArvelBoy
ArwenNoble maiden; a holy and blessed individualGirl
AurynA powerful person; golden haired individualUnisex
AwdrieEverlasting inspirationBoy
AwenA muse; interesting personGirl
BainesThe son of EinwsBoy
BarwynA white moundBoy
BerwynWelsh - White Mound; Friend of the harvest; A variant of name BerwinBoy
BethanConsecrated To GodGirl
BetrysFrom BeatriceGirl
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