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  1. ADERYN: Welsh name meaning "bird."
  2. AERON: Welsh unisex form of Celtic Agrona, the name a goddess of war and death who was portrayed as a masculine figure in Welsh mythology, meaning "carnage, slaughter." 

  3. AERONA: Feminine form of Welsh unisex Aeron, meaning "carnage, slaughter."

  4. AERONWEN: Welsh name popularly translated aeron "berries" and gwen "white," yielding "white berries," but the first element is more likely to have come from the name of a Celtic goddess of war, Aeron, meaning "carnage, slaughter," hence "white slaughter." 

  5. AERONWY: Welsh compound name composed of Aeron "carnage, slaughter" and wy "river," hence "carnage river" or "slaughter river."

  6. AFANEN: Welsh name meaning "raspberry."

  7. AFON: Modern unisex Welsh name meaning "river."

  8. ALISWelsh form of French Alais, meaning "noble sort." Compare with another form of Alis.

  9. ALISON: Diminutive form of Welsh Alis, meaning "noble sort." Compare with another form of Alison.

  10. ANARAWD: Unisex form of Welsh Angharad, meaning "undisgraced, free of shame."
  11. ANGHARAD (ang-kar-ad): Welsh Arthurian legend name of a love of Peredur in the Mabinogion, derived from the word angharz, meaning "undisgraced, free of shame." She is known as Angharad Golden Hand, and in some versions of the story the lovers first meet at King Arthur's court.
  12. ANGHARAT: Variant spelling of Welsh Angharad, meaning "undisgraced, free of shame."
  13. ANGHARAWD: Variant spelling of Welsh Angharad, meaning "undisgraced, free of shame." This name appears in the family of Le Strange in 1344.
  14. ANWEN: Welsh name meaning "very fair." 

  15. ANWYN: Variant spelling of Welsh Anwen, meaning "very fair."

  16. ARANRHOD: Welsh name derived from proto-Celtic *arganto-rota, meaning "huge/round/humped wheel." In the Mabinogi, this is the name of the daughter of Beli Mawr, and mother of the twins Dylan and Lleu Llaw Gyffes. 

  17. ARIANRHOD: Modern form of Welsh Aranrhod ("huge/round/humped wheel"), but having a different origin and meaning, composed of the Welsh elements arian "silver" and rhod "wheel," hence "silver wheel."

  18. BETHAN: Welsh form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." 

  19. BETRYS: Welsh form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."

  20. BLODEUEDD: Welsh myth name, derived from the word blawd, meaning "flowers." In the Mabinogi, this is the name of a woman made from flowers who was the lover of Goronwy. After she killed her husband and was transformed into an owl, her name was changed to Blodeuwedd
  21. BLODEUWEDD: Welsh myth name, derived from proto-Celtic *blāto-weid-ā meaning "wild feminine (spirit)." In the Mabinogi, this is the name of a woman made from flowers who was the lover of Goronwy. This is the name of Blodeuedd after she killed her husband and was transformed into an owl.
  22. BLODEUYN: Welsh name derived from the word blawd, meaning "flower."
  23. BLODWEDD: Variant spelling of Welsh Blodeuwedd, meaning "wild feminine (spirit)."
  24. BLODWEN: Welsh name meaning "white flower." 
  25. BRAITH: Welsh unisex name derived from the word brith, meaning "diversely-colored," especially black and white or red and white. 
  26. BRANGWEN: Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
  27. BRANGWY: Variant spelling of Welsh Brangwen, meaning "fair raven."
  28. BRANWEN: Welsh Arthurian legend name of the daughter of Llŷr in the Mabinogion, composed of the elements bran "raven" and gwen "fair, white," hence "fair raven." 
  29. BRANWENN: Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
  30. BRAVA: Esperanto name meaning "brave."
  31. BRIALLEN: Welsh name meaning "primrose."
  32. BRIN: Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
  33. BRON: Short form of Welsh Bronwen, meaning "fair-breasted."
  34. BRONGWYN: Welsh name composed of the elements bron "breast" and (g)wen "fair, white, holy," hence "fair-breasted."
  35. BRONWEN: Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted." 
  36. BRONWYN: Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted."
  37. BRYN: Welsh unisex name meaning "hill."
  38. BRYNN: Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
  39. BRYNNE: Feminine form of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
  40. CADI: Pet form of Welsh Catrin, meaning "pure."
  41. CARON: Welsh name, derived from the word caru, meaning "to love." Compare with another form of Caron.
  42. CARYS: Welsh name derived from the word caru, meaning "love."
  43. CATRIN: Welsh form of Old French Caterine, meaning "pure."
  44. CEINWEN: Welsh name composed of the elements cain "lovely" and (g)wen "fair, holy, white," hence "lovely and fair."
  45. CERI: Welsh unisex name meaning "to love." 
  46. CERIDWEN: Welsh name composed of the elements cerdd "poetry" and (g)wen "fair, holy, white," hence "fair poetess." In mythology, this is the name of a female magician, the mother of Taliesin, Morfran (Avagddu), and the fair maiden Creirwy.
  47. CERRIDWYN: Variant spelling of Welsh Ceridwen, meaning "fair poetess."
  48. CERYS: Variant spelling of Welsh Carys, meaning "love."
  49. CREARWY: Variant spelling of Welsh Creirwy, possibly meaning "purity."
  50. CREIDDYLAD: Welsh name, possibly meaning "heart's lust." In mythology, this is the name of the daughter of Lludd Llaw Eraint.
  51. CREIRWY: Welsh legend name of the beautiful daughter of Ceridwen, possibly meaning "purity."
  52. CRYSTIN: Welsh form of French Christine, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  53. DANBRANN: Welsh Arthurian legend name of the sister of Percival, sometimes known as the "Grail heroine." She is a major character in many of the Holy Grail stories.
  54. DELWYN: Welsh unisex name composed of the elements del "pretty" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white," hence "pretty and fair."
  55. DELYTH: Welsh name derived from the element del, meaning "pretty."
  56. DERYN: Welsh name, probably from the word aderyn, meaning "bird." 
  57. DILWEN: Feminine form of Welsh Dilwyn, meaning "truly blessed." 
  58. DILYS: Welsh name derived from the word dilys, meaning "genuine, steadfast, true."
  59. DÔN: Welsh name of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of a mother goddess, the consort of Beli Mawr. 
  60. DWYN: Short form of Welsh Dwynwyn, from Welsh dwyn "to steal" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white."
  61. DWYNWEN: Variant spelling of Welsh Dwynwyn, from Welsh dwyn "to steal" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white."
  62. DWYNWYN: Welsh name composed of the elements dwyn "to steal" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white." This is the name of a Welsh patron saint of lovers whose orcular eels could predict a maiden's love-luck. She is supposed to have refused love herself and lived as a hermit on the tiny island of Llanddwyn. 
  63. DYLIS: Variant spelling of Welsh Dilys, meaning "genuine, steadfast, true."
  64. EFA: Welsh form of Greek Eva, meaning "life." Compare with another form of Efa.
  65. EIGR: Variant spelling of Welsh Eigyr, meaning "maiden, virgin."
  66. EIGYR: Welsh Arthurian legend name of the wife of Uther Pendragon and mother of King Arthur, derived from the Welsh word eigyr, meaning "maiden, virgin." 
  67. EILIAN: Welsh unisex name probably derived from the word eilio, meaning "second, a moment in time." This was the name of a saint who is said to have performed miraculous cures and after whom the place Ffynnon Eilian (St. Elian's well) was named. 
  68. EILUNED: Old Welsh name derived from the word eilun, meaning "idol, image." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of Laudine's servant.
  69. EILWEN: Welsh name composed of the elements ael "brow" and (g)wen "fair, holy, white," hence "fair-browed."
  70. EIRA: Welsh name derived from the word eira, meaning "snow." Compare with another form of Eira.
  71. EIRIAN: Welsh name derived from the word eirian, meaning "bright, beautiful."
  72. EIRLYS: Welsh name meaning "snowflake."
  73. EIRWEN: Welsh name composed of the elements eira "snow" and (g)wen "fair, holy, white," hence "snow white."
  74. ELAIN: Welsh name meaning "fawn."
  75. ELEN: Welsh form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
  76. ELERI: Welsh legend name of the daughter of Brychan, possibly derived from the name of a river, from the word alar, meaning "more than full; overflowing."
  77. ELUNED: Variant spelling of Old Welsh Eiluned, meaning "idol, image."
  78. EMLYN: Welsh unisex form of German Emmeline, meaning "work."
  79. ENFYS: Welsh unisex name meaning "rainbow."
  80. ENID: Welsh Arthurian legend name of Geraint's wife, meaning "soul."
  81. ENIT: Variant spelling of Welsh Enid, meaning "soul."
  82. ESYLLT: Welsh form of French Iseult, probably from German Ishild, meaning "ice battle." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the tragic princess who was the mistress of Tristram.
  83. EURWEN: Welsh name composed of the elements aur "gold" and (g)wen "fair, holy, white."
  84. FFION: Welsh form of Irish Gaelic Fíona, meaning "vine."
  85. FFRAID: Welsh name for Irish Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
  86. GAENOR: Welsh form of English Gaynor, meaning "white and smooth."
  87. GENERYS: Medieval Welsh name, probably meaning "white lady." 
  88. GLADYS: Modern form of Old Welsh Gwladus, meaning "ruler."
  89. GLAUDUSA: Older form of Welsh Gladys, meaning "ruler."
  90. GLAW: Welsh unisex name meaning "rain."
  91. GLENDA: Modern Welsh name composed of the words glân "clean, pure, holy" and da "good," hence "pure good."
  92. GLENICE: Variant spelling of Welsh Glenys, meaning "holy, pure."
  93. GLENYS: Modern Welsh name derived from the word glân, meaning "holy, pure." 
  94. GLYNIS: Variant spelling of Welsh Glenys, meaning "holy, pure."
  95. GOLEUDDYDD: Welsh Arthurian legend name of the mother of Culhwch, the hero of the story Culhwch and Olwen, meaning "splendid day" or "splendid sun."
  96. GUENDOLEN: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwendolen, meaning "white ring."
  97. GWAWR: Welsh name meaning "dawn."
  98. GWEN: Welsh name derived from the word gwen, meaning "fair, holy, white." Also used as a short form of longer names containing gwen.
  99. GWENDA: Welsh name composed of the elements gwen "fair, holy, white" and da "good," hence "fair and good."
  100. GWENDOLEN: Welsh name composed of the elements gwen "fair, holy, white" and dolen "bow, ring," hence "white bow" or "white ring." In mythology, this is the name of King Locrine's wife.
  101. GWENDOLINE: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwendolen, meaning "white bow" or "white ring."
  102. GWENDOLYN: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwendolen, meaning "white bow" or "white ring."
  103. GWENETH: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwyneth, meaning "luck, happiness." 
  104. GWENEVAK: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwenhwyvach, possibly meaning "Gwengwy the less." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the sister of Guinevere (Gwenhwyvar). She may have been wife to Mordred.
  105. GWENFREWI: Welsh name composed of the elements gwen "fair, holy, white" and frewi "reconciliation," hence "holy reconciliation."
  106. GWENHWYVACH: Welsh name, possibly meaning "Gwengwy the less." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the sister of Guinevere (Gwenhwyvar). She may have been wife to Mordred.
  107. GWENGWYVAR: Welsh form of French Guinevere, the Arthurian legend name of Gwenhwyvach's sister, possibly composed of the elements gwen "fair, holy, white" and hwyfar "smooth, soft," hence "white and smooth." There are other possibilities. It may come from Proto-Celtic *vindo-siabraid, meaning "white phantom." Or, the names of the sisters may mean "Gwenhwy the Great" (Gwenhwy-vawr) and "Gwenhwy the Less" (Gwenhwy-vach). Gwenhwyvach and Gwenhwyvar did not get along well together; Triad 84 of the Culhwch states that the Battle of Camlann was caused by the enmity between the two sisters. Triad 53 lists the slap that Gwenhwyvach gave Gwenhwyvar as one of the "Three Harmful Blows of the Island of Britain." And Triad 54 describes how Mordred raided Arthur's court and threw Gwenhwyvar to the ground and beat her. 
  108. GWENITH: Welsh name derived from the word gwenith, meaning "wheat."
  109. GWENLLIAN: Old Welsh name composed of the elements gwen "fair, holy, white" and lliant "flood, flow."
  110. GWENHWYVAR: Original Welsh form of French Guinevere, possibly composed of the elements gwen "fair, holy, white" and hwyfar "smooth, soft," hence "white and smooth."
  111. GWENN: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwen, meaning "fair, holy, white."
  112. GWENNETH: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwyneth, meaning "luck, happiness."
  113. GWENYTH: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwenith, meaning "wheat."
  114. GWLADUS: Feminine form of Old Welsh Gwledig, meaning "ruler."
  115. GWYN: Welsh unisex name meaning "fair, holy, white." In mythology this is a masculine name. In Welsh mythology, it is the name of the ruler of the underworld (Annwn) where he escorted the souls of the dead. In Arthurian legend, Gwyn ap Nudd ("fair/white son of Nudd") was the abductor of the maiden Creiddylad after her elopement with Gwythr ap Greidawl, a long-time rival of his. He helped Culhwch hunt the boar Twrch Trwyth, and in later legends he was king of the "fair folk" (tylwyth teg).
  116. GWYNEDD: Modern Welsh unisex name derived from the name of a region of North Wales named after the medieval Kingdom of Gwynedd, meaning "happiness."
  117. GWYNEIRA: Welsh name composed of the elements gwyn "fair, holy, white" and eira "snow," hence "white as snow."
  118. GWYNETH: Welsh name derived from the word gwynaeth, meaning "luck, happiness." 
  119. GWYNN: Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Gwyn, meaning "fair, holy, white."
  120. HABREN: Old Welsh form of Severn, the name of a river in England where a Celtic goddess dwelt, possibly meaning "thorny cactus." See Sabrina, the Latin form.
  121. HAF: Welsh name meaning "summer."
  122. HAFREN: Modern form of Welsh Habren, a form of Severn, the name of a river in England where a Celtic goddess dwelt, possibly meaning "thorny cactus." See Sabrina, the Latin form.
  123. HEFINA: Feminine form of Welsh Hefin, meaning "summer."
  124. HELEDD: Welsh name of a 7th-century semi-legendary princess, possibly derived from Cornish *heyl, meaning "estuary." 
  125. HEULOG: Welsh unisex name meaning "sunny."
  126. HEULWEN: Welsh name meaning "sunshine."
  127. HYLEDD: Variant spelling of Welsh Heledd, possibly meaning "estuary." 
  128. LIN: Variant spelling of Welsh Linn, meaning "lake" or "waterfall." Compare with another form of Lin.
  129. LINN: Welsh name meaning "lake" or "waterfall." Compare with other forms of Linn.
  130. LLEULU: Welsh form of Roman Latin Lucia, meaning "light."
  131. LLEWELLA: Feminine form of Welsh Llewelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
  132. LLINOS: Welsh name meaning "greenfinch (bird)."
  133. LOWRI: Welsh form of Latin Laura, meaning "laurel."
  134. LUNED: Old Welsh name derived from the word eilun, meaning "idol, image."
  135. LYN: Variant spelling of Welsh Lynn, meaning "lake."
  136. LYNN: Welsh name derived from the word llyn, meaning "lake." 
  137. LYNNE: Variant spelling of Welsh Lynn, meaning "lake."
  138. MAIR: Welsh form of Greek Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  139. MAIRWEN: Welsh name composed of the name Mair and the word (g)wen "blessed, fair, white," hence "fair as Mair."
  140. MALLT: Welsh form of German Maud, meaning "mighty in battle."
  141. MARED: Welsh form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
  142. MARGED: Welsh form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
  143. MARI: Welsh form of Greek Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." Compare with another form of Mari.
  144. MEGAN: Pet form of Welsh Mared, meaning "pearl." 
  145. MEINIR: Welsh name composed of the elements main "slender" and hir "tall," hence "tall and slender."
  146. MEINWEN: Welsh name composed of the elements main "slender" and (g)wen "blessed, fair, white," hence "slender and fair."
  147. MERERID: Feminine form of Welsh Meredydd, probably meaning "sea day" or "sea sun."
  148. MODRON: Welsh Arthurian legend name of the daughter of Avallach, mother of Mabon, and probably the prototype of Morgan le Fay, meaning "divine mother."
  149. MORGAN: Welsh name, derived from ancient Celtic Morcant, probably meaning "sea circle." In use by the English as a unisex name.
  150. MORGANA: Elaborated form of Welsh Morgan, probably meaning "sea circle."

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