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These are some typical Brythonic names that would be found within regions such as Brittany in France, Cornwall or Wales throughout the Middle Ages as well as a rough translation.


Name

Meaning

Aifric, Afric, Africa, Aphria

agreeable

Aigneis

pure

Ailidh

kind

Aine

happiness

Aingeal

angel

Alastriona, Alastrine, Alastrina

defends mankind

Alma

good

Andraste

victory

Ardra

noble

Arienh

oath

Arlana, Arlene, Arela, Arleen, Arleta, Arlette, Arlina, Arline

an oath

Berit, Birgit, Berta, Birte

splendid

Betha, Beatha

life

Brenna

raven

Bretta, Bret, Brit, Brite, Brittany, Brita

from Britain

Briana, Brid, Bride, Brighid, Breeda, Brigid, Brigitta, Brigitte, Birgit, Britta, Brietta, Brita, Brites, Brygid, Bridget, Birkita, Brit

strong

Brina

defender

Boudicca victory

Caoilfhionn, Keelin

slender and comely

Cara

friend

Cary, Carey

dark one

Cinnia, Cinnie

beauty

Cordelia

of the sea

Dana

from Denmark

Deirdre

sorrowful

Diva, Deva, Devona, Divone, Deheune

divine one

Donella

dark-skinned elfin one

Donia

dark-skinned

Doreen, Doreena

moody

Edana, Eda

passionate

Edna, Ena, Ethne

fire

Enid

geist

Erina, Erin, Erie, Erea

from Ireland

Etain

a fey

Evelyn, Engl, Evelina, Eveline

light

Fiona

white / comely

Genevieve

white wave

Germaine

loud of voice

Gilda, Gildas

serves God

Ginerva, Ginebra, Ginessa

white as foam

Gitta

strong

Grania

love

Guennola

white

Guinevere, Guenevere, Gwenyver

white lady

Gwendolen, Gwendolin, Grwyndolin, Gwenn, Gwynn

of the white brow

Gwenneth, Gweneth, Gwynith, Gwenith

blessed

Isold, Isolde, Isolda

the fair one

Jennifer, Jennyfer, Jennyver, Jenny

white wave

Keelin, Kelly, Keelia

slender, comely

Kennocha

lovely

Lavena

joy

Linette, Linnette, Lynette, Lynet

grace

Lyonesse

little lion

Maureen, Moreen

great

Mavis, Mavelle, Mavie

songbird

Meadghbh, Maeveen, Mabina

nimble

Melva, Melvina, Malvina

handmaiden

Meredith

protector of the sea

Moina, Moyna

mild

Morgan, Morgance, Morgane, Morgana

dweller of the sea

Morna

dearly loved

Moya, Moira, Mor

exceptional

Myrna, Merna, Mirna, Moina, Morna, Moyna

tender

Neala, Nealie

ruler

Nola

famous

Oriana

blond

Rigantona, Rigatona Queen

Regan, Reaghan

noble

Ronat

seal

Rowena

white, comely

Selma

comely

Ula

sea jewel

Venetia

blessed

Wynne, Winnie, Wynnie

white

Yseault

fair

Zenevieva, Zinerva

pale

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