50 Wonderful Welsh Baby Names

50 Wonderful Welsh Baby Names

The Welsh language is commonly known for its use of many consonants and hard-to-pronounce place names, but many baby names with Welsh origins are not only easy to pronounce but popular around the world.

Megan, meaning ‘pearl,’ is one of the most recognizable Welsh girl’s names and popular in many countries. If you would like a less popular name you might prefer Cari, meaning ‘beloved’ or a more typical Welsh name like Rhiannon (pronounced Ree-ANN-on), meaning ‘great queen.’ The name is thought to originate from Rigantona, a Celtic goddess.

For boys, Rhys, the Welsh variant of Reese, meaning ‘passion’ or ‘enthusiasm,’ is a great option. Although usually considered to be a boy’s name, Rhys could be used as an alternate spelling for a girl’s name, like Reese Witherspoon.

A very unusual boy’s name that has been brought to popular attention in recent times is Maddox, the name of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s son. Maddox means ‘fortunate’ and represents a lovely wish for your child’s future.

Aberfa

Meaning: From the mouth of the river
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Adain

Meaning: Winged
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Alawn

Meaning: Harmony
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Aled

Meaning: Offspring
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Amathaon

Meaning: Legendary son of Don
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Amser

Meaning: Time
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Andras

Meaning: Manly; brave. Variant of English Andrew
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Anfri

Meaning: Disgrace
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Anwar

Meaning: Wild
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Badan

Meaning: Boar
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Barris

Meaning: Son of Harry
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Berth

Meaning: Beautiful
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Blodwen

Meaning: White flower
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Bowen

Meaning: Son of Owen
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Brad

Meaning: Treason
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Bran

Meaning: Raven
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Branwenn

Meaning: Dark and pure
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Bregus

Meaning: Frail
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Briallan

Meaning: Primrose
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Cadarn

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Cade

Meaning: Small battle; spirit of the battle
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Cadman

Meaning: Warrior
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Cadwallon

Meaning: Arranges the battle
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Caethes

Meaning: Slave
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Cafell

Meaning: Oracle
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Cant

Meaning: White
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Cari

Meaning: Beloved
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Cedrik

Meaning: Gift of splendor
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Clud

Meaning: Lame
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Cordelia

Meaning: Jewel of the sea
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Daere

Meaning: Fiend
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

David

Meaning: Beloved or friend
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Delia

Meaning: Dark
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Delwin

Meaning: Godly friend
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Dicra

Meaning: Slow
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Dilan

Meaning: Born near the sea
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Earwin

Meaning: White river
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Elain

Meaning: Fawn
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Enit

Meaning: Woodlark
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Evan

Meaning: Young
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Garan

Meaning: Stork
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Gavin

Meaning: Hawk of the battle: white hawk
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Gilbert

Meaning: Legendary son of Cadgyffro
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Glenda

Meaning: Derived from a compound of words meaning holy and good
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Kane

Meaning: Beautiful
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Maddox

Meaning: Fortunate
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Megan

Meaning: Pearl
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Morgan

Meaning: Bright sea. From the shore of the sea
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Rhiannon

Meaning: Great queen
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Rhys

Meaning: Passion or enthusiasm
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl