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  1. IAGO: Spanish and Welsh form of Latin Iacobus, meaning "supplanter." 
  2. IANTO: Pet form of Welsh Iefan, meaning "God is gracious."
  3. IAU: Welsh form of Greek Zeus, meaning "god."
  4. IDRIS: Welsh name composed of the elements iud "lord, master" and ris "ardent, impulsive," hence "ardent master."
  5. IDWAL: Welsh name composed of the elements iud "lord, master" and (g)wal "rampart, wall," hence "master rampart."
  6. IEFAN: Later form of Welsh Ieuan, meaning "God is gracious." 
  7. IESTYN: Welsh form of Latin Justinus, meaning "fair, just." 
  8. IEUAN: Welsh form of Latin Iovannis, meaning "God is gracious." 
  9. IFAN: Variant spelling of Welsh Iefan, meaning "God is gracious."
  10. IFOR: Welsh form of Old Norse Ívarr, meaning "bow warrior."
  11. ILAR: Welsh form of Latin Hilarius, meaning "joyful, happy."
  12. ILLTUD: Welsh name composed of the elements il/el "multitude" and tud "land, people," hence "multitude of people."
  13. ILLTYD: Modern spelling of Welsh Illtud, meaning "multitude of people." 
  14. IOAN: Variant spelling of Welsh Ieuan, meaning "God is gracious." This form of the name was used for the Welsh Authorized Version of the Bible. Compare with another form of Ioan.
  15. IOLO: Pet form of Welsh Iorwerth, meaning "handsome lord."
  16. IOLYN: Pet form of Welsh Iorwerth, meaning "handsome lord."
  17. IORWERTH: Welsh name composed of the elements iōr "lord" and berth "handsome," hence "handsome lord." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Maredudd.
  18. ISLWYN: Welsh name derived from the name of a mountain, composed of the elements is "below" and llwyn "grove," hence "below the grove."
  19. ITHEL: Welsh form of Breton Iudhael, meaning "generous lord."
  20. IWAN: Welsh form of Hebrew Yohanan, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with another form of Iwan.
  21. KAI: Variant spelling of Welsh Cai, meaning "lord." In Arthurian legend, this was the name of a Knight of the Round Table. Compare with other forms of Kai.
  22. LLEU: Welsh form of Irish Lugh, meaning "oath." In Welsh mythology, this is the name of a son of Aranrhod, and twin brother to Dylan.
  23. LLEW
    1. Short form of Welsh Llewelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus."
    2. Welsh name meaning "lion." 
  24. LLEWELLYN: Variant spelling of Welsh Llewelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
  25. LLEWELYN: Variant spelling of Welsh Llywelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
  26. LLOYD: Welsh surname transferred to forename use, derived from Celtic Llwyd, meaning "gray-haired." 
  27. LLŶR: Welsh name meaning "the sea." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea. Identified with Irish Lir.
  28. LLYWELLYN: Variant spelling of Welsh Llywelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
  29. LLYWELYN: Late Welsh form of the ancient Celtic name Lugobelinos, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
  30. LOGRES: A derivative of Welsh Lloegr, meaning "England."
  31. LOYD: Variant spelling of Welsh Lloyd, meaning "gray-haired." 
  32. MABON: Welsh name meaning "divine son." In Celtic Arthurian legend, this is the name of the son of Modron ("divine mother"). He was a hunter god who was stolen by Annwn from his mother three days after his birth. He was rescued by Culhwch, a cousin to Arthur, but because of the time he spent with Annwn, he remained young. He later assisted Culhwch in his search of Olwen
  33. MACSEN: Welsh form of Latin Maxim, meaning "the greatest rival." 
  34. MADOC: Variant spelling of Welsh Madog, meaning "little fortunate one" or "little good one."
  35. MADOG: Welsh name derived from a diminutive form of the word mad "fortunate, good," hence "little fortunate one" or "little good one."
  36. MALDWYN: Welsh form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
  37. MARCH: Welsh name probably derived from the word march, meaning "horse." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the king of Kernow (Cornwall) to whom Isolde was brought as a bride by Tristan. Compare with other forms of March.
  38. MAREDUDD: Welsh myth name of the father of Iorwerth, probably meaning "sea day" or "sea sun."
  39. MAWRTH: Welsh form of Roman Mars, meaning "of the sea."
  40. MAXEN: Welsh form of Latin Maxim, meaning "the greatest rival."
  41. MEICAL: Welsh form of Hebrew Miyka'el (English Michael), meaning "who is like God?" 
  42. MEIRION: Welsh form of Roman Latin Marianus, meaning "like Marius."
  43. MERCHER: Welsh form of Roman Mercury, a name related to the word merx from which we get the words "mercantile," "merchandise," "mercenary," and even "mercy."
  44. MEREDYDD: Variant spelling of Welsh Maredudd, probably meaning "sea day" or "sea sun."
  45. MERFYN: Old Welsh name composed of the elements mer "marrow" and myn "eminent," hence "marrow-eminent."
  46. MERRION: Variant spelling of Welsh Meirion, meaning "like Marius."
  47. MEURIC: Welsh form of Roman Latin Maurice, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
  48. MEURIG: Variant spelling of Welsh Meuric, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
  49. MIHANGEL: Welsh form of Italian Michelangelo, a compound name meaning both "who is like God?" and "angel, messenger." 
  50. MOESEN: Welsh form of Hebrew Moshe and Greek Mouses, meaning "drawn out."
  51. MORGAN:  Welsh name, derived from ancient Celtic Morcant, probably meaning "sea circle." In use by the English as a unisex name.
  52. MOSTYN: Welsh name derived from the name of a place in Clwyd on the Dee estuary, composed of the Old English elements mos "moss" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "moss settlement."
  53. MYRDDIN: Welsh legend name of the magician who guided the destiny of King Arthur, derived from Celtic Mori-dunum, meaning "sea fort." Mori-dunum was a place in Wales later called Carmarthen. Because of its close resemblance to the French word merde, meaning "excrement," the name was changed from Myrddin to Merlin
  54. NEIFION: Welsh form of Latin Neptune, probably meaning "moist, wet."
  55. NEIRIN: Older form of Welsh Aneirin, possibly derived from a word related to Irish Gaelic nár, meaning "modest, noble." Neirin ap Dwywei was the name of the Welsh poet who wrote the Book of Aneirin and Y Gododdin.
  56. NUDD: Welsh form of Irish Nuada, possibly meaning "fog."
  57. NYE: Pet form of Welsh Aneirin, meaning "modest, noble." 
  58. OFYDD: Welsh form of Roman Latin Ovid, meaning "sheep herder."
  59. OSWALLT: Welsh form of English Oswald, meaning "divine power" or "divine ruler."
  60. OUEN: Variant form of Welsh Owen, possibly meaning "born of yew."
  61. OWAIN: Welsh Arthurian legend name of a Knight of the Round Table, derived from Latin Eugenius, meaning "born of yew." 
  62. OWEIN: Variant spelling of Welsh Owain, meaning "born of yew."
  63. OWEN: Modern Welsh form of Old Welsh Owain, meaning "born of yew." Compare with another form of Owen.
  64. OWIN: Variant spelling of Welsh Owen, meaning "born of yew."
  65. OWYN: Variant spelling of Welsh Owen, meaning "born of yew."
  66. PADERAU: Welsh unisex name meaning "beads; rosary."
  67. PADRIG: Breton and Welsh form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
  68. PARRY: Welsh surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of ap Harry, meaning "son of Harry." Compare with another form of Parry.
  69. PEDR: Welsh form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  70. PENLLYN: Welsh name meaning "from the headland of the lake."
  71. PRYCE: Welsh surname transferred to forename use, derived from ap Rhys, meaning "son of Rhys."
  72. PRYDERI: Welsh myth name the son of Pwyll and Rhiannon, meaning "care, worry."
  73. PWYLL: Welsh myth name of the lord of Dyfed and father of Pryderi, meaning "sense."
  74. RENFREW: Welsh name meaning "dwells near the still river." 
  75. RHEINALLT: Welsh form of German Reinhold, meaning "wise ruler."
  76. RHISIART: Welsh form of Old Norman French Richaud, meaning "powerful ruler."
  77. RHOBERT: Welsh form of German Hrodebert, meaning "bright fame." 
  78. RHODRI: Welsh name composed of the Celtic elements rhod "wheel" and rhi "king," hence "wheel-king."
  79. RHYDDERCH: Welsh name, originally a byname, meaning "reddish-brown."
  80. RHYS: Later form of Old Welsh Rīs, meaning "ardor, heat of passion."
  81. RĪS: Old Welsh name, meaning "ardor, heat of passion."
  82. ROBYN: Pet form of Welsh Rhobert, meaning "bright fame."
  83. ROLANT: Welsh form of German Hrodland, meaning "famous land." 
  84. SADWRN: Welsh form of Roman Saturn, possibly meaning "to sow." 
  85. SAWYL: Welsh form of Greek Saoul, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
  86. SCILTI: Welsh form of Irish Cailte, meaning "the thin man." In Culhwch and Olwen, this was the name of a messenger of Arthur's. 
  87. SEISSYLT: Welsh name derived from Latin Sextilius, meaning "sixth." 
  88. SELYF: Welsh form of Greek Solomōn, meaning "peaceable." 
  89. SIARL: Welsh form of English/French Charles, meaning "man."
  90. SIEFFRE: Welsh form of English Geoffrey, probably meaning "God's peace." 
  91. SIENCYN: Welsh form of Middle English Jankin, meaning "God is gracious." 
  92. SIÔN: Welsh form of Old French Jean, meaning "God is gracious."
  93. SIÔR: Welsh form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  94. SIÔRS: Welsh form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  95. SIORUS: Welsh form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  96. SIORYS: Variant spelling of Welsh Siorus, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  97. STEFFAN: Welsh form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."
  98. TAFFY: Pet form of Welsh Dafydd, meaning "beloved."
  99. TALFRYN: Welsh name composed of the elements tal "high, end of" and a variant of bryn "hill," hence "high hill."
  100. TALIESIN: Welsh name composed of the elements tâl "brow" and iesin "shining," hence "shining brow."
  101. TEIRTU: Welsh Mabinogian name of the inventor and possessor of the magical Harp of Teirtud (Triple Harp), probably derived from the name of the harp, meaning "triple."
  102. TOMOS: Welsh form of Greek Thōmas, meaning "twin."
  103. TRAHAEARN: Welsh name composed of the elements tra "very" and haearn "iron," hence "very iron-like."
  104. TREFOR: Welsh surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name of various places composed of the elements tref "settlement" and for "large," hence "large settlement."
  105. TUDUR: Later form of Welsh Tudyr, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  106. TUDYR: Welsh name derived from Celtic Teutorix, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  107. TWEDWR: Welsh form of Latin Theodorus, meaning "gift of God."
  108. TWM: Welsh form of English Tom, meaning "twin."
  109. UCHDRYD: Welsh name, possibly meaning "crossbeard." In Welsh legend, this is the name of a son of Edwin, lord or king of Tegaingl.
  110. URBGEN: Old Welsh form of Celtic Orbogen, meaning "privileged birth."
  111. URIEN: Middle Welsh form of Old Welsh Urbgen, meaning "privileged birth." Urien was an actual historical king of Rheged who came to be incorporated into Arthurian legend as a Knight of the Round Table who initially opposed Arthur, but later became an ally. He was the husband of Morgan le Fay, father of Morvydd, Ywain/Owain, and Ywain the Bastard. Some authors make him a brother to King Lot and King Auguselus
  112. UWAIN: Variant spelling of Welsh Owain, meaning "born of yew." 
  113. VAUGHAN: Welsh surname transferred to forename use, derived from the personal name Vaughn, meaning "little." 
  114. VAUGHN: Welsh name derived from the word bychan, meaning "little."
  115. WMFFRE: Welsh form of English Humphrey, meaning "giant peace."
  116. WMFRE: Variant spelling of Welsh Wmffre, meaning "giant peace."
  117. WYN: Welsh name derived from an old byname meaning "blessed, fair, holy, white."
  118. WYNFOR: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwynfor, meaning "very fair" or "very holy."
  119. WYNN: Variant spelling of Welsh Wyn, meaning "blessed, fair, holy, white." Compare with another form of Wynn.
  120. WYNNE: Variant spelling of Welsh Wyn, meaning "blessed, fair, holy, white." Compare with another form of Wynne.
  121. YALE: Welsh habitational surname transferred to forename use, derived from the word iâl, meaning "arable/fertile upland."
  122. YSBADDADEN: Welsh Arthurian legend name of the giant father of the beautiful Olwen. He was cursed to die if his daughter ever married. He lived in a magic castle that seemed to get farther away the closer one came to it. When Culhwch came to seek Olwen's hand, Ysbaddaden required that he complete a series of nearly impossible tasks before he would grant permission for them to marry. Meaning unknown.

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