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CELTIC & GAELIC NAMES & WORDS
Name Meaning Name Meaning  
-A-

ab; ap
Aderyn
Aeronwen
Ahearn
Aidan 
Alair 
Alroy
Aneurin
Angwen
Arabus

- son of
- bird
- berry
- iron
- fiery
- cheerful
- red haired
- honourable
- handsome
- witty

Ar Dan
Arel
Arial
Aros
Arth
Arthfael
Arwain
Auryn
Awena
Aylwen

- ablaze
- laurel
- mettle
- remain
- bear
- bear strength
- lead
- gold
- poetry, prophecy
- fair brow

-B-

Baban; Babi
Bach
Bachgen
Bachgennyn
Barris 
Bedelia
Bedwyr
Beven
Beynon
Bowen
Bran

- baby
- little
- boy
- little boy
- son of Harry
- mighty
- birch-hero
- son of well-born
- reliable
- youthful
- raven

Brenin
Briallen
Briana
Brith
Broch
Brychan 
Bryce 
Bryn
Brys
Brython
Bychan

- king
- primrose
- strength
- speckled
- anger
- freckled
- quick
- hill
- hurry
- Briton; Welshman
- little

-C-

CADARN
Cadeyrn
Cadfan
Cadifor 
Cadno
Cadwaladr
Caer
Canlyn
Cannu
Cantor
Captan
Cariad
Caronwyn
Carys
Castan
Cath
Ceinlys

- mighty
- battle king
- battle peak
- battle lord
- fox
- battle arranger 
- castle
- follow
- whiten
- sing
- captain
- sweetheart
- little fair love
- beloved
- chestnut
- cat
- sweet gems

Ceinwen
Cerian
Ceridwen
Cerwyn
Cerys
Cledwyn
Coel
Crisiant
Crystyn
Crythor
Cyfaill
Cyfan
Cymro
Cymrodor
Cynfael
Cynric
Cynyr

- beautiful gems
- loved one
- fair poetry
- fair love
- love
- blessed sword
- trust
- crystal
- crust
- violinist
- friend
- whole
- Wales
- fellow
- chief metal
- royal
- chief hero

-D-

Daearen
Delwen
Derfail
Deri
Derryth 
Dewey
 

- earth
- neat, fair
- stubborn metal
- oak
- of the oak
- beloved one

Dewin
Diolch
Dodi
Drystan
Dyfan
Dynawd

- wizard
- thanks
- give
- din
- tribe ruler
- given

-E-

Eachan
Ednyfed
Edryd
Eiros
Elaeth
Eurfyl
Ellan Vannin
Eurwyn
Eilwen
Elwyn

- little horse
- bird, bold
- restoration
- bright
- intelligent
- little, gold
- Isle of Man
- gold, fair
- fair brow
- white brow

Eirian
Eira
Eirwen
Essyllt
Eiriol
Eirlys
Eboni
Euraid
Eli
Ellyn

- silver
- snow
- snow white
- beautiful
- snowdrop
- gold sweet
- ebony
- golden
- salve
- razor

-F-

FEARGUIS 
FERDAID 
FIONN 
FIONNA

- Fergus
- ancient hero
- fair, white
- fair one, white one

FIONNGALL 
FIONNLA 
FRAOCH 

- white stranger
- Finlay 
- Heather, Eric, Erica 

-G-

Gaeleg
Gairdh
Garth
Gavin
Geamhradh
Gille
Glyn

- Gaelic
- rough one 
- hill; enclosure
- Kevin
- winter, wintry
- boy
- glen

Geneth
Geriach
Gordan
Gradh 
Greine
Griogal
Gruach

- girl
- odds & ends
- Gordon
- love
- sunny
- Gregory
- Gaelic heroine

-H-

HAFGAN 
HAGAN 
HALEY 
HARKIN 
HEDDWYN 
HEN WAS 
HEN WYNEB 
HEREMON 

- summer
- youthful, young
- ingenious 
- dark red
- peace, shining
- old servant
- old face
- handsome and fair

HEULFRYN 
HEULYN 
HICCA 
HOGAN 
HOYT 
HURLEY 
HYDD 
HYWEL 

- sun, hill
- ray of sunshine
- Richard 
- youth 
- spirit or mind
- sea tide
- deer
- eminent

-I-

IACHUS
IAGO
IAIN
IALACH
IARFHLAITH
IARLA 
IAU 
IBOR 
IDRIS 
IFOR 
IESTYN 
IMAR 
INNIS 

- healthy
- god's gift
- Ian
- shining fur
- Irish saint name
- Earl, Count
- Zeus
- yew tree
- eager lord
- archer 
- one who is just
- Ivarr
- from the island

IONA 
IONHAR
IONNAIN 
ÍOSEPH 
IÓSUA 
IOWERTH 
IRV 
IRVIN 
IRVING 
ISEAN
ISELDIR
ISOLDE 
ITHEL

- French king
- archer
- adopted son
- god will add
- Joshua
- lord 
- handsome
- white river
- handsome and fair
- lowland
- brat
- fair one
- generous, lord

-J-

JACCA
JAGO
JAKEZ 
JAMMES 
JARLATH 
JENNA

- Jack
- Jacob
- Jacques
- James
- Name of a saint
- white spirit 

JONATHAN 
JORY
JOS 
JOSEPH 
JOWAN 
JUDIKAEL

— god gives
— George
— lord, chief
— god will add
— John
— lord, chief

-K-

KENTIGEARNA

- Chieftainess

   
-L-

LAOCH 
LEODHAIS 
LIAM
LLACHAR
LLYN

- hero
- Lewis
- William
- brilliant
- loch

LOCHLANNACH 
LORNA 
LUATHA 
LUCH 
LUGHAIDH 

- Northman, Dane
- Laurna 
- fleet
- mouse 
- ancient sun god

-M-

MACK 
MAEBH 
MAGGIDH 
MAIRE 
MAIRTE 
MALLAIDH 
MANUS 
MATGHDEAN 
MEGHAN

- son of the King
- Celtic Queen
- Maggie 
- Mary 
- Martha 
- Mollie
- Magnus
- maiden
- little Margaret

MERLYN 
MEWIAN 
MILIS 
MIRAIN 
MIRI
MOIRE
MORWYN
MURACHADH 
MURDO 

- pony
- mew
- sweetie
- beautiful
- merriment
- sweetie
- Moira
- maiden
- Murdoch

-N-

NAINSIDH
NEILL
NEMOR

- Nancy 
- Neil
- hardly any

NIGHEAN
NOBYN
NORA

- daughter
- knob
- Nora

-O-

ODGAR
ODHRÁN
OFYDD 
OG
OGMA 
OIDHCHE 
OISIN 
OISTIN 
OL

- Aedd's son
- dun-colored
- a Roman poet
- Oak, young
- honey-mouthed
- night
- fawn or deer
- venerable
- Olwydd's son

OLIER 
OLWYDD 
ORAN 
OSCAR 
OSSIAN 
OSWALLT 
OWAIN 
OWEIN 
OWNEY 

- Olivier
- tracker
- song, otter
- warrior
- little deer
- strength from god
- born to nobility
- well- or noble-born
- elderly

-P-

PADRAIG
PEADAIR
PEIG

- Patrick
- Peter
- Peg 

PEIGIDH
PEN
PISEAG

- Peggy 
- Chief; exact
- kitten 

-Q-

QUIGLEY 
QUILLAN

- maternal side
- cub 

QUINLAN 
QUINN 

- strong, athletic
- wise

-R-

RAB 
RANAILD 
RHONA 

- Robert
- Ronald
- Rhona 

RIGH 
ROSIN 
RU’N 

- King 
- Rosie 
- beloved 

-S-

SAIDEAR
SAMHAIN
SEALGAIR
SEAN
SEODAG
SEONAG
SEONAID
SEORAIS

- soldier
- Halloween
- Hunter
- John 
- little jewel
- Jane 
- Janet
- George

SEUDAG
SEUMAIS
SHONA
SIODA
SIONNACH
SIUBHAN
STORAG
STORIN

- little jewel, charm 
- James
- lucky 
- silk 
- fox
- Judith
- treasure 
- little treasure

-T-

TAD
TAIRNEACH 
TEARLACH
TIGHEARNAN

- dad
- thunder
- Charlie
- young Lord

TOIREANN
TOISEACH
TONN
TORMAID

- thunder
- Chief 
- a wave 
- Norman 

-U-

UAINE 
UASAIL 
UCHDRYD 
UILLIAM 
UINSEANN 
UISDEAN 

- young warrior
- Noble one
- Erim's son
- resolute protector
- conqueror
- intelligent, spirit

ÚISTEAN 
ULTAN 
UNA 
URIEN 
URQUHART 
USCIAS 

- intelligence
- an Ulsterman
- lamb
- name of king 
- fount on the knoll
- master of wisdom

-V-

VAILINTÍN 
VALA
VANORA 
VAUGHN 
VENETIA 

- healthy
- chosen 
- white wave
- small one
- woman of Venice 

VEVILA 
VIKA 
VIVIAN 
VOIRREY 
VORGELL 

- melodious voice
- from the creek
- legendary name
- Mary
- Muirgel

-W-

WADU 
WALJAN 
WALLACE 
WENDA 
WEYLAND 
WINNIFRED 

- Seithved's son
- chosen 
- a stranger
- Gwendolyn
- God of smiths
- white wave

WMFFRE 
WREN 
WYNDA 
WYNDHAM 
WYNN 
WYNNE 

- friend of the Huns
- ruler
- winding passage
- village
- light complexion
- white, fair

-Y-

YALE
YESTIN 
YSBAL 
YSBAIL 

- fertile upland 
- Justin 
- Isabel
- consecrated to god

YSBERIN 
YSEULT 
YSGAWYN 
YSPADADEN 

- Fflergant's son 
- Isolde
- Panon's son 
- father of Olwen

-Z-

ZEPHAN 
ZETHAR

- Irish saint
- seagull 

ZAIRA 
ZINNA 

- (1818) 
- from a castle

GAELIC & CELTIC NAMES LINKS

NAMES OF CELTIC MYTHOLOGICAL BEINGS
A list of names of beings, places or events in Celtic mythology 

PRONUNCIATION OF CELTIC NAMES
At least we will now pronounce them correctly! :O)

CELTIC COUNTIES OF TEXAS, USA
A great alphabetical list complete with the explanation of who it was named after, or the meaning.

FIRST NAMES FROM CELTIC LANGUAGES
Great list of names, with meanings

MEDIEVAL NAMES OF CELTIC ORIGIN
The Normans took some names from their Breton neighbours in Northern France but most Celtic survivals in Medieval England were the names of Christian saints or borne by people living near the Scottish or Welsh borders

FIRST NAMES FROM CELTIC LANGUAGES
A good selection of lovely names

NAMES OF CELTIC MYTHS AND LEGENDS
Great list of names, gender and meanings

CORNISH (AND OTHER CELTIC) NAMES
From the 10th Century

CELTIC PAGAN GODS & GODDESSES
A small list of names

CELTIC GODS & GODDESSES
Excellent list, with complete detailed descriptions

CELTIC FEMALE NAMES
Simple List of female names

CELTIC MALE NAMES
Simple List of male names

CELTIC NAMES
For babies, but many suit our pets.

SURNAMES OF CELTIC ORIGIN
The ethnic origin and meaning of last names

NAMES OF IRELAND 
Ireland today not only uses her native names from Gaeilge but adopted foreign names transmuted into pseudo-Gaeilge names (Gaelicizations) and anglicized versions of Gaeilge names

CELTIC GODS AND GODDESSES OF EUROPE
Gods and Goddesses were often connected with sacred springs, rivers, groves, or tribal shrines in the outdoors.

CELTIC GODS & GODDESSES
Only a few, but excellent!

CELTIC GODS
Gods and Goddesses were worshiped and revered by societies and religions of old.

GODS AND GODDESSES OF THE CELTIC LAND
Female were equal to males and held just as much power

CELTIC WALES - GODS AND HEROES
Celtic gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines in ancient Wales are all here!

CELTIC IRELAND - GODS AND GODDESSES
Names of Celtic gods and goddesses in ancient Ireland such as Aine, Lugh, and Nuada

CELTIC TRIBES OF THE BRITISH ISLES AND EUROPE
Index and link page for all the major Celtic tribes of Britain, Gaul and Continental Europe

SCOTTISH GAELIC GIVEN NAMES FOR MEN
List of some unusual names here

SCOTTISH GAELIC GIVEN NAMES FOR WOMEN
List of names from the early days!

MAGICKAL CELTIC/GAELIC NAMES
Great list of Celtic/Gaelic names, male & female, with their magical meaning

NAMES IN SCOTTISH GAELIC
Growing list of names in English with their translation into Gaelic

GAELIC NAMES FOR COLORS
Actually for Scottish highland cattle

SURNAMES OF GAELIC ORIGIN
Great ideas come to mind here!

FIRST NAMES IN ENGLISH & GAELIC
Male & female - very pretty names

GAELIC NAMES OF PLANTS
This list is arranged alphabetically by the common (English) names of plants, and gives the scientific (Latin) name and the Gaelic name of each with the meanings.

CELTIC NAMES OF THE BRITISH ISLES
Female, Male ... 175+ Ways to Spell Jennifer.

MALE GAELIC NAMES
Many of the Irish names are equivalents of the English by tradition and convention, not by any linguistic connection.

FEMALE GAELIC NAMES
List of some unusual names

OLD IRISH-GAELIC SURNAMES 
Long list of names, with translation from Gaelic to English

CORNISH SURNAMES
Names starting with these old Celtic Cornish words are common in Cornwall

CELTIC PET NAMES
Good list of great names, with meanings!

CELTIC PAGAN GODS & GODDESSES
A small list of names

NAMES OF CELTIC GODDESSES
A long list with descriptions

NAMES OF CELTIC DEITIES
The Celtic tribes, like most early pagans, worshipped Gods representing the forces of nature. 

CELTIC BRITAIN - GODS AND GODDESSES
Celtic gods and goddesses in ancient Britain - Sulis and Nodens, for example

CELTIC GODS, HEROES & CREATURES
Extensive list

CELTIC GAUL - GODS AND GODDESSES 
The Celtic gods and goddesses in Gaul are featured, including Cernunnos and Epona

ANCIENT CELTIC NAMES
The names listed here were used by the Celtic peoples who occupied Europe and the British Isles

CELTIC NAMES - IRELAND AND SCOTLAND
There are two main branches of Celtic. Goidelic, or Q-Celtic, is spoken by the Celtic peoples of Ireland.

 

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