Welsh girls names?

(47 Posts)
MindfulBear Sun 10-Apr-16 00:10:54

Any suggestions for a Welsh, or possibly just Gaelic - like, girls name?!!

isthatmorelego Sun 10-Apr-16 00:20:31

Enfys,
Haf
Manon
Meinir
Eiry
Eiry

Celeyn
Angharad
Anwen

Gwen
Heledd
Ffion
Llinos
Rhian
Catrin
Seren

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 10-Apr-16 00:28:35

Was going to suggest Angharad, Cerys/Carys and Llinos, I esp. Like the first and last.

Blodwen
Bronwen
Esyllt ( Isolde, yseult)
Elin
Sian
Rhiannon

SoMuchToBits Sun 10-Apr-16 00:29:02

Angharad
Arwen
Bethan
Ceridwen
Cerys
Eleri
Gwawr
Heulwen
Iola
Mair
Nia
Rhiannon
Sian
Sioned

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 10-Apr-16 00:29:36

Have a nice colleague called Eleri.

Waypasttethersend Sun 10-Apr-16 00:32:44

Eira
Lowri

Soapmaker34 Sun 10-Apr-16 00:32:58

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CakeRattleandRoll Sun 10-Apr-16 05:52:06

Arianwen
Gwenhwyfar
Aderyn
Aelwen
Tirion
Eirlys
Eirwen

GRW Sun 10-Apr-16 07:06:42

Seren
Celyn
Sioned

MyLlamasGoneBananas Sun 10-Apr-16 07:18:57

Ffion
Meghan
Brown
Myfanwy
Erin
Alys
Cariad

MyLlamasGoneBananas Sun 10-Apr-16 07:19:36

Bronwen not Brown!grin

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 10-Apr-16 10:44:38

Blodwen
Megan
Arianwyn
Anwyn
Rhiannon
Angharrard

FlyDragonfly1 Sun 10-Apr-16 15:46:24

Lowrii
Eira
Seren
Mair/Mairwen
Arwen
Anwen
Gwen
Ffion
Bronwyn

I especially like Eira and Mair. Best of luck smile

MindfulBear Mon 11-Apr-16 01:01:52

Thanks. Will discuss with DH.

PattyPenguin Mon 11-Apr-16 20:26:59

Don't use any names with -wyn at the end - that's a masculine ending. It's like wanting an Italian name and calling the little girl Francesco or Paolo. The feminine ending is -wen.

And Megan doesn't have an 'h' in it. It's a diminutive of Meg. Anyway, 'g' is never pronounced 'j' in Welsh - I presume the 'h' was inserted (in the US?) to stop English speakers unfamiliar with the name pronouncing it Mejan or Meejan.

A few more ideas:
Olwen - due for a revival, I reckon - heroine in one of the medieval legends
Carys - variant of Cerys
Cadi - diminutive of Catrin, equivalent to Kate
Delyth
Glynis
Manon - yes, there's a French name Manon, but that's a diminutive of Marie, the Welsh name means 'girl' or 'woman', as does Rhian, though Rhian originally meant 'queen'
Nerys

CalicoBlue Mon 11-Apr-16 21:31:11

Love Welsh names:

Olwen
Siwan
Elinor
Catrin
Llinos
Mair
Eleri

so many lovely names to choose from.

Ffion3107 Mon 11-Apr-16 21:46:15

PattyPenguin disagree with Wyn sounding as bad as Paolo in Italian! My daughter's Elsi Wyn and it is a popular middle name in Wales.

More names:
Mared
Cari
Casi
Glesni
Greta
Nel
Efa
Mari
Nansi
Grug
Medi

SmellsLikeMiddleAgeSpirit Tue 12-Apr-16 01:20:48

Rhian
Ceinwen
Anwen
Gwendolen
Iola

Grug? confused

RonaldMcDonald Tue 12-Apr-16 02:10:17

Carys
Olwen

PattyPenguin Tue 12-Apr-16 07:28:45

Ffion, Wyn as a standalone middle name is, as you say, fine for a girl - it's regarded as a sort of semi-surname, particularly as there is a surname Wyn/Wynne. Mynediad Am Ddim even had a song called 'Beti Wyn' (showing my age now!)

However, -wyn as an ending to a name is most definitely masculine.

Alwyn, Arwyn, Carwyn, Dilwyn, Gerwyn, Heddwyn, Tecwyn, Tegwyn are all masculine names.

The girls' names are Bronwen not Bronwyn, Arianwen not Arianwyn, Anwen not Anwyn.

Ffion3107 Tue 12-Apr-16 07:57:22

PattyPenguin blush should've read your first post twice!
Like calling a girl Georgio instead of Georgia in English grin

butteredmuffin Tue 12-Apr-16 22:33:25

I really like Ceri and Elen - which I suppose are the Welsh variants of Kerry and Ellen, but prettier IMO.

YourLeftElbow Tue 12-Apr-16 22:58:54

I love that Mynediad am Ddim have been mentioned on mn... grin

MeganChips Tue 12-Apr-16 23:03:01

Ceinwen is lovely.

holeinmyheart Tue 12-Apr-16 23:24:43

Tlws
Siriol
Elonwy
Morfydd
Nia
Sionedd

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