Origin: English, Welsh Meaning: an English surname meaning “pear tree”. It’s also a Welsh surname from ap Herry meaning “son of Herry”, the later a medieval English form of Henry meaning “home ruler”. Perry or Peri is also a short form of Peregrine meaning “traveler, stranger” or “pilgrim”. Spelled Perri, it becomes an Italian surname derived from…


Origin: Welsh, Italian Meaning: a Welsh diminutive of Agnes meaning “chaste”. There was also a Nest (aka Nesta) in 11th century Wales, known as the Helen of Wales in her time since both had been abducted because of their beauty which started a war. Nesta is also an Italian surname, a reduced form of medieval…


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…


Origin: Welsh Meaning: from Welsh elements teg “fair,” or “beautiful” and gwen “blessed”.


Origin: Welsh Meaning: from Welsh il “multitude” and tud “land, people” meaning “multitide of land” or “multitude of people”. This is the name of a 5th or 6th century Welsh saint who founded an abbey in Glamorgan. Variants: Illtud, Eltut, Hildutus (Latin)


Origin: Welsh Meaning: foxglove


Origin: Latin, Welsh,  English Meaning: from Latin Martius, named after the Roman god of wars Mars, whose name comes from Latin mas meaning “male” or “manly”. I’ve also seen it listed as a Welsh form of Mark (pronounced the same) which also comes from Mars. As well as being the third month of the year, march is…


Origin: Welsh Meaning: from Welsh rhiain meaning “maiden” Variants: Rhianu It’s pronounced ree-an


Origin: English Meaning: though J.M. Barrie created the name from a nickname meaning “friendly”, the name had been used prior to Peter Pan, possiby related to Welsh Gwendolen and other names beginning with the element gwen meaning “white, fair, blessed”. Wendy could also be the feminine form of Wendel/Wendelin meaning “vandal” Variants: Wendi, Wendie


Origin: Irish, Welsh Meaning: debated, and numerous. Have you ever come across a name you think you know about but than you look it up and you realize that there are a lot of contradictory information about it? Well, this name was one of them. Originally I thought it was a variant spelling of Welsh…


Origin: Welsh Meaning: fawn Despite its similiarity to Elaine, Elain is different etymologically


Origin: Welsh Meaning: a form of Owain, which either the Welsh form of Eugene (well born) or it comes from Welsh eoghunn (youth)


Origin: Welsh Meaning: great tide, or great flow Dylana is the feminine form of Dylan


Origin: Welsh Meaning: Welsh form of Justin, meaing “just, upright” Variants: Jesten, Justin


Origin: Welsh Meaning: great lord or sea lord


Origin: Welsh, English Meaning: big village, large settlement

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: Celtic, Welsh, French Meaning: Old French form of Drustan, a diminutive of Drust which means “riot” or “tumult”; also associated with Latin tristis meaning sad Variants: Tristen, Tristyn, Triston, Tristram, Drystan, Tristão; Tristina (f), Tristine (f), Trista (f)


Origin: Welsh Meaning: soul or life