Origin: Welsh, English Meaning: from Welsh Myrddin meaning “sea fortress”. Meaning: Merlin is a key figure in the King Arthur romance, a sorcerer who is Arthur’s closest adviser and ally. The name was Latinized into Merlinus by Geoffrey of Monmouth because its regular form, Merdinus, was similar to the Anglo-Norman word merde that meant excrement. Myrrdin Wyllt…

Jennifer, Gwenhwyfar, Guinevere

Origin: Welsh, Cornish Meaning: fair, white, smooth Jennifer is the Cornish form of the Welsh Gwenhwyfar; Guinevere is the Norman French form of it. Variants: Jenifer, Gwenhwyfar, Guinevere


Origin: Welsh Meaning: soul or life


Origin: Welsh, Arabic Meaning: ardent lord; study Idris means “ardent lord” in Welsh while in Arabic, it has the possible meaning of “study”. It’s also the Arabic name used for Enoch in the Bible


Origin: Welsh, Irish Meaning: from Old Welsh name Morcant derived from Welsh mor “sea” and cant “circle” or can “white, bright” meaning “sea circle” or “sea white/bright”. It’s also a modern form of Morgen most likely based on Irish Muirgen meaning “born of the sea”. I’ve also seen it listed as “great hundred” from Welsh mawr “great” and cant “hundred”. In Arthurian Romance, Morgan le…


Origin: Welsh Meaning: handsome lord Variants: Iorwerth, Yorath Yorath is the anglicized version of the Welsh Iorwerth, with diminutives Iolo and and Iolyn.