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Welsh Names For Your Male Or Female Puppy

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Are you looking for some Welsh names for your new puppy. In this article we give you a selection of inspiration.

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We give you the name, whether it was originally male or female and what is the meaning.

Name Male or female Meaning
ADERYN FEMALE Means “bird” in Welsh
AERON FEMALE / MALE River Aeron in Wales, Aeron in Welsh meant: “queen of brightness”
AFON FEMALE / MALE Means “river” in Welsh.
ALED MALE mall river near Conwy County Borough
ALIS FEMALE Welsh form of ALICE
ALUN MALE Welsh form of ALAN.
ANDRAS MALE Welsh variant of ANDREAS.
ANWEN FEMALE Means “very beautiful” in Welsh
BETHAN FEMALE Welsh shortened version of ELIZABETH.
BETRYS FEMALE Welsh form of BEATRICE.
BERWYN MALE the Berwyn range of mountains in northeast Wales
BRONWEN FEMALE Welsh bron “breast” and -wen, gwen “fair””white”
BRYN FEMALE / MALE Means “hill, mound” in Welsh.
CADELL MALE Various Welsh kings and princes
CADFAEL MALE Comes from Welsh cad “battle” and mael “prince”.
CADFAN MALE Comes from Welsh cad “battle” and ban “peak”. Saint Cadfan, sometimes Anglicized as Gideon, was the 6th century founder-abbot of Tywyn and Bardsey, both in Gwynedd, Wales
CADOC MALE Derived from Welsh cad meaning “battle”. Saint Cadoc or Cadog was a 5th–6th-century Abbot of Llancarfan, near Cowbridge in Glamorganshire, Wales
CARYS FEMALE Derived from Welsh caru meaning “love”
CATRIN FEMALE Welsh form of KATHERINE
CEFIN MALE Welsh form of KEVIN
CELYN MALE Means “holly” in Welsh. Also Llyn Celyn, large reservoir in the valley of the River Tryweryn in North Wales
COLWYN MALE Colwyn Bay is a town, community and seaside resort in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales overlooking the Irish Sea
CRYSTIN FEMALE Welsh form of CHRISTINE.
DAFYDD MALE
Welsh form of DAVID. Dafydd ap Gruffydd was Prince of Wales from 11 December 1282 until his execution on 3 October 1283 by King Edward I of England. He was the last independent ruler of Wales
DAI MALE a diminutive form of Dafydd (David). Several famous sportsman have had this name.
DELYTH FEMALE meaning “pretty and blessed”
DEWEY MALE Welsh form of DAVID.
DILWYN MALE Derived from the Welsh element dilys “genuine” combined with gwyn “white, fair, blessed”.
DILYS FEMALE Means “genuine” in Welsh.
DYLAN MALE
Meaning “son of the sea”, “son of the wave”, or “born from the ocean”. Dylan ail Don represents darkness while his twin brother Lleu Llaw Gyffes represents light. But the more common interpretation is that Dylan is a Welsh sea-god.
EFA FEMALE Welsh form of EVA.
EIRA FEMALE Means “snow” in Welsh.
EIRIAN FEMALE / MALE Means “bright, beautiful” in Welsh.
ELAIN FEMALE Means “fawn” in Welsh.
ELEN FEMALE Saint Elen is traditionally considered a saint in the Welsh Church; she is known as Saint Helen of Caernarfon
ELERI FEMALE Eleri, daughter of Brychan Brycheiniog, the Welsh, 5th-century king
EMLYN MALE one of the seven cantrefi of Dyfed, an ancient district of Wales, which became part of Deheubarth in around 950
EMRYS MALE Welsh form of AMBROSE.
EMYR MALE Means “king, lord” in Welsh.
ENFYS FEMALE / MALE Means “rainbow” in Welsh. Enfys Nest was a human female resistance fighter in Star Wars
ENID FEMALE The origin is Middle Welsh eneit, meaning “spirit, life”. Lots of famous references such as Enid Blyton who was a British children’s writer
EVAN MALE Anglicized form of Iefan, a Welsh form of JOHN.
FFION FEMALE means “purple foxglove” in Welsh.
GAENOR FEMALE Welsh variant of GAYNOR.
GARETH MALE Lots of references. Sir Gareth is a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend, Gareth Bale the footballer
GERAINT MALE a character from Welsh folklore and Arthurian legend. He was a king of Dumnonia and a valiant warrior
GERALLT MALE Welsh form of GERALD.
GETHIN MALE Means “dark-skinned, swarthy” in Welsh.
GLADYS FEMALE from the Welsh name Gwladus or Gwladys, which bears the meaning of royalty (princess)
GLAW FEMALE / MALE Means “rain” in Welsh.
GLENDA FEMALE glân “pure, clean” and da “good”.
GLENYS FEMALE a Welsh female given name meaning “clean, holy”
GLYN MALE Means “valley” in Welsh.
GRWN MALE Means “ridge” in Welsh.
GWYN MALE given names or surnames meaning “white” or/and “blessed” in Welsh
HAF FEMALE Means “summer” in Welsh.
HARRI MALE Welsh form of HARRY.
HAUL MALE Means “sun” in Welsh.
HEFIN MALE Means “summer” in Welsh.
HELEDD FEMALE Canu Heledd are a collection of early Welsh englyn-poems
HUW MALE Welsh form of HUGH.
HYWEL MALE Hywel ap Rhodri Molwynog, 9th-century king of Gwynedd
IAGO MALE a form of the given name Jacob, a fictional character in Shakespeare’s Othello
IDRIS MALE “Ardent lord”, from udd (lord, prince) + ris (ardent, enthusiastic, impulsive). Idris Elba is a good example
IFAN MALE Welsh form of JOHN.
ITHEL MALE Ithel or Idwal ap Morgan was a king of Gwent and Glywysing in southeastern Wales
IVOR MALE derived from Old Norse Ívarr, adopted in Wales in the spelling Ifor.
IWAN MALE Welsh form of JOHN.
LOWRI FEMALE Welsh form of LAURA.
LUC MALE Welsh form of Lucas
MABON MALE Mabon ap Modron is a prominent figure from Welsh literature and mythology, the son of Modron and a member of Arthur’s war band.
MABYN FEMALE a medieval Cornish saint. According to local Cornish tradition she was one of the many children of Brychan, king of Brycheiniog in Wales in the 5th century.
MACSEN MALE Welsh form of MAXIMUS.
MADOC MALE according to folklore, a Welsh prince who sailed to America in 1170
MAIR FEMALE Welsh form of MARY.
MALLT FEMALE Welsh form of MAUD.
MARED FEMALE Welsh form of MARGARET.
MEGAN FEMALE Welsh diminutive of MARGARET.
MEICAL MALE Welsh form of MICHAEL.
MEINIR FEMALE Means “maiden” in Welsh.
MEREDITH FEMALE / MALE
the name was usually rendered as Morgetuid or Margetiud.The meaning of the first element, Mere, is unclear although some scholars have translated it as “great” or “splendid”.The final element of iudd has the meaning of lord
MOSTYN MALE a village and community in Flintshire, Wales,
NERYS FEMALE
NESTA FEMALE Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
OLWEN FEMALE is the daughter of the giant Ysbaddaden and cousin of Goreu. She is the heroine of the story Culhwch and Olwen in the Mabinogion
OWAIN MALE Owain Glyndŵr was a Welsh leader who instigated an unsuccessful war of independence with the aim of ending English rule in Wales during the Late Middle Ages
OWEN MALE Anglicized form of OWAIN.
OWENA FEMALE Female version of OWEN
PADRIG MALE Welsh form of PATRICK
PEDR MALE Welsh form of PETER.
REECE MALE Anglicized form of RHYS.
RHIAN FEMALE the common Welsh word for “maiden”
RHIANNON FEMALE
a major figure in the Mabinogi, the medieval Welsh story collection. She appears mainly in the First Branch of the Mabinogi, and again in the Third Branch. Also a Fleetwood Mac song
RHISIART MALE Welsh form of RICHARD.
RHODRI MALE Rhodri the Great succeeded his father, Merfyn Frych, as King of Gwynedd in 844
RHOSYN FEMALE Means “rose” in Welsh.
RHYS MALE
a popular Welsh given name (usually male), which is famous in Welsh history and which is also used as a surname. It originates from Deheubarth, an old region of South West Wales
SEREN FEMALE Means “star” in Welsh.
SIÂN FEMALE Welsh form of JEANNE.
SIARL MALE Welsh form of CHARLES.
SIÔN MALE Welsh form of JOHN
SIONED FEMALE Welsh form of JANET.
TEGAN MALE a diminutive of the Welsh word teg (“fair”) and means “darling,” “loved one,” or “favourite,” and is the normal Welsh word for “toy.
TESNI FEMALE Means “warmth from the sun” in Welsh
TIWLIP FEMALE Means “tulip” in Welsh.
TREVOR MALE the Welsh tre(f), meaning “homestead”, or “settlement” and a form of mawr, meaning “large, big”
YORATH MALE Anglicized form of IORWERTH.

 

You can also get inspiration from generic welsh words, here are some examples

Welsh English
afon river
allt hillside, wood
bach little
bryn hill
caer fort, stronghold
capel chapel
cefn ridge
craig rock
croes cross, crossroads
crug hillock
dinas city
dol meadow
garth enclosure, garden, ridge
glan bank of river or lake
glyn deep valley
gwaun moorland
hafod summer farmstead
hendre winter farmstead
llannerch clearing
llyn lake
maen stone
mawr big
melin mill
merthyr martyrium
moel bare hill
môr sea
morfa salt marsh
ogof cave
pentre homestead, village
plas hall, mansion
pont bridge
porth harbour, gateway
pwll pool
rhaeadr waterfall
rhos moor, promontory
rhyd ford
tafarn inn, tavern
traeth beach
tref village, town

 

How about some Welsh towns, here is a few examples

Flint , Kenfig, Brecon, bangor, Bala, Neath, Nefyn, Rhyl, Tenby and Risca

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