Welsh Boys Names


Welsh boys names have been Popular over the centuries

The Ultimate Guide to Welsh Boys Names

Welcome to our list of the most popular Welsh boys names. Our list of names is different to other lists available on the internet as it only contains names that you’ll hear people being called in Wales today and it is therefore highly suitable for those people looking for a name their baby boy.

We also have some great interactive tools and advice to help you find a Welsh name for your baby boy.

Also see our sister site if you’re looking for Welsh girls names. You’ll find a comprehensive list of Welsh names along with our famous Welsh Names Selector.

Now for the Welsh Boys Names List:

Name Description Popularity
Aeron Name of a river as in Aberaeron *
Afan Celtic saint and name of a river in Glamorgan *
Aled Name of a river in Denbighshire ****
Aidan Pupil of Dewi (old Irish) **
Alan Early Welsh saint ****
Alun River in Flinshire ***
Alwyn Great white or blessed. Male version of Alwen *
Amlodd The grandfather of King Arthur *
Andreas Welsh name for Andrew *
Aneirin 6th centuary prince of poets *
Arawn From the Mabinogi *
Arfon From ar (opposite) and F^on (Anglesey) **
Arnall Welsh name for Arnold *
Aron Celtic Saint *
Arthur Celtic name ***
Arwel Welsh word for prominent ***
Arwyn Fair or handsom ***
Awstin The Welsh name of the latin Augustus *
Baglen A saint and place in near Port Talbot *
Barri Summit (as in Barri Island) ***
Bedo From the name Maredudd *
Bedwyr A knight of King Arthur. *
Beinon *


Berian Place name in Pembrokeshire *
Berwyn Saint and mountains in Mid Wales *
Bleddyn From wolf from the Welsh word ‘blaidd’ **
Bobi Welsh spelling of the name Bobby **
Br^an From the Mabinogi *
Bryn Welsh word for hill ****
Brychan A saint who gave his name to Brecon *
Brynmor Welsh meaning is large hill **
Cadfael Early Welsh saint *
Cadog Form of Cadfael *
Cadwy Son of Geraint from King Arthur’s tales *
Caerwyn Means white fort in Welsh *
Cai From King Arthur stories ****
Caio A place near Carmarthen. Variant on Caeo. **
Caradog Means amiable in Welsh and derived from Caratacus a British leader **
Caron The saint’s name in the place Tregaron *
Carwyn Means in Welsh white/blessed love ***
Cayo Or known as Caeo – a parish in Carmarthenshire *
Cedwyn A Welsh saint *
Cefni River in the place Llangefni *
Celyn Means ‘holly’ in Welsh *
Cennydd An early Welsh saint. Found in the place name Senghennydd *
Cenwyn From wyn meaning blessed or white **
Ceredig From the place Ceredigion *
Ceri From the term ‘caru’ to love ***
Carian A veriant of Ceri *
Cled Shorterned form of Cledwyn *
Cledwyn A river in Denbighshire **
Crwys Welsh meaning for cross *
Cybi Welsh saint who founded Caergybi *
Cynog Celtic saint ***

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Dafydd Welsh form of David ****
Dai From Dafydd ****
Darren Means burnt land from Welsh word tarren ***
Deiniol Welsh Saint with strong links to Bangor ***
Delwyn From the Welsh words for pretty and white **
Derec Welsh variant of Derek **
Derfel An early Welsh saint ****
Deri From Derw meaning oak *
Derwen Welsh word for oak tree *
Derwyn Varent of Derwen *
Dewi Patron saint of Wales. Form of David ****
Dyfed A region of Wales **
Dyfi River in North Wales *
Dyfan A Welsh saint’s name *
Dyfri Name of a river *
Dylan From the Mabinogi -Was classed as a sea hero *****
Edryd Means in Welsh descent or restoration *
Edwyn Welsh form of Edwin **
Efrog Welsh meaning of York *
Eifion Old Welsh name, son of Cunedda *
Eirwyn Mean white snow in Welsh *
Elfyn Bardic name *
Elgan Means bright circle in Welsh *
Elgar Name originating in Drefelgarn in Pembrokeshire *
Elis The Welsh form name of the Greek name Elias **
Elwyn A form of Alwyn *
Emlyn A place in Dyfed **
Emrys The Welsh form name of the Greek name Ambrosius **
Emyr Variant of Ynyr ***
Eurion From the Welsh word ‘aur’ gold *

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Fychan Meaning small in Welsh *
Gareth Form of Garaint or ‘gwaraidd’ meaning civilised ****
Garth Form of Gareth or ridge *
Gawain Welsh form of Gavin *
Geraint From a latin origin meaning old ****
Gerallt Welsh form of Old German words for Spear and Rule *
Gerwyn Meaning rough and white *
Gethin From the Celtic  word Cethin meaning ‘dusky’. Also knight of Owain Glyndwr *****
Glanmor From the words glan (clean) and mor (great) *
Glyn Short form of Glynd^wr *****
Glynd^wr Means vale of water (d^wr). A hero in Welsh history **
Goronwy Was a poet from Anglesey **
Griff From Gruffudd *
Gruffudd From Griphuid – the lords strong grip **
Gruffydd A form of Gruffudd **
Guto A form of Gruffudd **
Gwallter Welsh form of Walter *
Gwaun Means heath in Welsh *
Gwenallt Unknown *
Gwent County in South Wales *
Gwern From the Mabinogi *
Gwili A river in Carmarthenshire *
Gwilym The Welsh form of William ***
Gwion Childhood name of Taliesin *
Gwri The name of Teyrnon’s adopted son in Welsh mythology *
Gwydion A magician from the Mabinogi *****
Gwyn Means white or fair ***
Gwyndaf Was a Celtic saint ***
Gwynfor Means great white **
Gwynlais River in Glamorgan *
Harri Welsh form of Harry ****
Hedd Mean peace in Welsh *
Hefin Welsh for summery *
Heini Means sprightly **
Hopcyn The Welsh form of Hopkin **
Huw From the German Hugi ****
Huwcyn From Huw or Hywel *
Hywel Hywel Dda founder of Welsh laws ****
Iago Forms of James or Jacob *
Ianto From Ifan or Ieuan **
Idris From the mountain Cader Idris **
Idwal Meaning Welsh ruler *
Iestyn From the Latin name Jutinus ***
Ieuan Forms of John or Evan from Iohannes ****
Ifan Forms of John or Evan from Iohannes **
Ifor From a Welsh saint **
Ioan Forms of John or Evan from Iohannes ***
Iolo From Iorwerth ***
Iorath Form of Iorwerth **
Iorwerth Welsh form of Edward **
Irfon A river near Builth Wells *
Islwyn Mountain in Gwent **
Iwan Form of Ifan *****

Jac The Welsh form of Jack *****
Kyffin Anglicised form of Cyffin *
Lewys Welsh form of Louis or Lewis ***
Luc Welsh form of Luke **
Lyn Short form of Llewelyn/Llywelyn ****
Lleu From the Mabinogi meaning fair or light *
Llew Means Lion in Welsh form of Llywelyn/Llewelyn ***
Llion From Caerleon *
Ll^yr Welsh equivalent of the English name ‘Lear’ **
Llywelyn From Llyw meaning leader in Welsh ****
Llwyd Welsh name for grey and holy *

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