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How The Welsh Use Endings & Elements For Creating Names Wales is a kingdom in the U.K. and the home of the Welsh people. Welsh names are usually derived from the ancient Celtic Baby Names, although some came from English Names and became Welsh names via adoption along with a variant spelling. Common name elements derived from the Welsh language form the basis for many Welsh names. Diminutive suffixes are used to easily change name forms from one gender to another, while adjectival suffixes transform place names or nouns into Welsh names. Various elemental combinations are also used to create meaningful Welsh designations for name bearers. Below is a short list of some common Welsh suffixes, elements, and words used in their naming customs.  Element Form/ “meaning” Examples -a Suffix added to nouns, male or place names to make feminine names (forms) Suffix added to present feminine name to make a new female name Hefina (fr Hefin), Ifana (fr Ifan), Owena (fr Owen) Elina (fr Elin), Nesta (fr Nest),Meira (fr Mair) al- “very great, high” Alun dy- intensifying prefix Dylan -an Diminutive form fr Nan, derived fr fyn Ann “my Ann”(f) Megan, Deian, Bethan -en diminutive suffix Malen -ws diminutive suffix Magws (f) “Margaret” -yn singulative suffix Heryn -in singulative  suffix Hefin -og (m/f) adjectival suffix or noun suffix Cranog, Crannog, Heulog -wen (gwyn) suffix (f)“fair, holy, pure, white, bright” Browen , Cranogwen, Gwen, Gwyneth -wÿn Suffix (m) “handsome, pure, white, blessed” Cerwÿn, Carwÿn, Ceinwÿn (often used as f name Ceinwyn outside of Wales), Gwÿn -on suffix taken fr Celtic deities Llion (m) -cyn (-cÿn) diminutive fr English suffix -kin; derived fr the Flemish Sioncÿn (Johnny), Huwcÿn (Hughie), Deicÿn (Davie) -wy suffix “river” Aeronwy (f) carad fr verb caru “to love”+ -ad suffix making word an adjective= “loved” Caradog (m), Angharad (f) bron “breast” Eufron (m), Bron(f), Bronwen (f) eur fr penult aur“gold” Eurfryn (m), Eurfyl (m), Eurwen (f) cein fr cain “fine, fair, beautiful” Ceinwen (f), Ceinwyn (m), dei abbreviated form for Daffÿd “David”in English (m) Deian, Deicÿn, Delfrig, Dewi, Dei, Taffy derw “true” Derfel (m), Derfael (m – saint name), Derwen (f) drest fr Celtic “tumult or riot” Tristan (m), Drystan (m), Trystan (m) mael “prince, leader” (m) Mal merlin fr name Myrddin “sea fortress” Merlin (m), Marlin & Merlyn (Eng variants) enaid fr Welsh mythology “soul, life” Enid (f) lan taken fr llanw “tide or sea” Dylan udd “prince, lord” Gruffud (m) ab patronym for surname “son of” ab Edward (=Bedward), ab Einon (Beinon=Beynon) llys, lys “plant” Eirlys Elain fr Celtic elanî “female deer”and a el- root “red” Elain(f) elin “sharp turn, elbow” Elen (f) gwedd 2nd element in (f) names “appearance, face, aspect, complexion” Tegwedd, Ceinwedd blodeu fr blodau “flowers” Blodeuwedd (f), Blodwen (f) coron “fair or white crown” Corowen (f) bled variant fr blaidd “wolf” Bleddyn (m) y “the” Maldwyn (m) haul (heul) “sun” Heulwen (f) Ieu abbreviated form fr Ieuan (John in Welsh) Ifan, Ivan, Iefan, Ieuan (“Evan”, John), Ifana (f) llais “voice” Lleision (m) tref “town” Maldwyn (m) – fr surname Drefaldwyn mach “pact” Machreth (m) rhaith “law” Machreth (m) gwydd “presence” Elwydd (f) rem Welsh form for gem “jewel, precious stone” Eurem (f) bryn “hill” Eurbryn (m), Bryn (m)   Welsh Mythology Welsh mythological legends are a typical source for names for modern children in Wales. The Arthurian tales about King Arthur, the young boy who miraculously pulled the sword from the stone, and his mentor, a wizard named Merlin, are rich with namesakes from Geoffrey’s 12th century writings. Some popular Welsh mythology names include: Percival, Morgan, Merlin, Lancelot, Maron, Arthur, Aeron, Dylan, Enid, and Kay. Popular & Famous Welsh Names Some Welsh names were made famous from the martyred saints who bore them, but many other names from Wales are used in England and America by royalty, as well as celebrities or their children. Buddug (Victoria), a female warrior who led the Iceni tribe in a revolt in 62 AD unsuccessfully against Rome. Dewi Sant, known as ‘David the missionary’ who is Wales’ patron saint. Bob Dylan the world famous singer/songwriter from England used this stage name. His birth name, John Zimmerman, wasn’t quite as catchy. Elen the American comedian, shares the namesake derived from Elen Luyddog (Helen of the Hosts), from the ‘Mabinogi’ tales. Catherine Zeta Jones (from Abertawe, Wales) and her husband Michael Douglas named their son Dylan.

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Dee Welsh Abbreviation of names beginning with the letter "D",
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FRENCH Welsh - Boy Shortlist
Kaden Welsh Spirit of battle|Companion.
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PRICE Welsh Very dear
Son of the ardent one, Passion's son.
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PRYCE Welsh Very dear
Enthusiasm
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Tad Welsh Abbreviation of Thaddeus who was one of Christ's 12 apostles.,
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Mercia Welsh Compassionate; Reward
From Mercia; Compassion; forbearance.,
From Mercia
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Geraint Welsh Legendary father of Cadwy
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Govannon Welsh God of the forge
Legendary son of Don
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Kent Welsh Border, coast, bright white; Kent is a county in England known for its lovely countryside.,
Royal oath.
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Rheged Welsh From Rheged
Legendary father of Gwres
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Bevan Welsh Son of Evan.
Young soldier,
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Bowen Welsh Blond, son of Owen
Son of Owen,
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Broderick Welsh From the broad ridge
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Ciara Welsh Dark-haired one; feminine form of Ciaran. Irish nun Saint Ciara established a monastery at Kilkeary in the 7th century.
Red/brown complexioned, Belt.
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Dillan Welsh Ocean's son.
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PEMBROKE Welsh A Broken Hill
Lives in the headland
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PENN Welsh From the enclosure,
Commander,
From the peak
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Reece Welsh Passionate, enthusiastic
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Caressa Welsh - Girl Shortlist
Charisse Welsh - Girl Shortlist
Huey Welsh Latin Hugh. A thinker. Intelligent.
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Lew Welsh Boy Yes Shortlist
Roland Welsh Renowned in the land; Roland was a great legendary knight who served the medieval king Charlemagne.,
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Ariana Welsh Like silver; also a variant of Ariadne
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Griffin Welsh Hooked nose.
Strong in faith
Surname,
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GRYPHON Welsh Mythological Beast
Fighting chief; fierce. The fierce Gryphon of Greek mythology and medieval legend was a creature with foreparts of an eagle and hindquarters of a lion.
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CAIN Welsh Acquired; In the Bible, Cain was the son of Adam and Eve.,
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Shanae Welsh - Boy Shortlist
IDRIS Welsh A Prophet's name.
Eager lord
Name of an important Muslim prophet also called Enoch,
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Ervin Welsh White river; variant of Irving
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REN Welsh Arranger
Ruler
Raven,
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CORBIN Welsh Raven-haired
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MARCH Welsh Walk Forth
Legendary son of Meirchywn
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ROLANDO Welsh Renowned in the land; Roland was a great legendary knight who served the medieval king Charlemagne.,
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Winona Welsh Variant of Guenievere
Peaceful friend,
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Tulia Welsh - Boy Shortlist
Aderyn Welsh - Boy Shortlist
AVON Welsh The River
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COLWYN Welsh - Boy Shortlist
GWENLLIAN Welsh White-haired
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Awena Welsh Poetry
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Conway Welsh Hound of the plain,
Hound of the plain
Place-name and surname.
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GWENNAN Welsh - Girl Shortlist
Baeddan Welsh Boar
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CRWYS Welsh Cross
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GWYDION Welsh God of Magic
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Bethan Welsh - Boy Shortlist
Dyllis Welsh Sincere, True.
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GWYLAN Welsh Seagull
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