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


Name

Meaning

Adair

from the ford by the oak trees

Ahern, Ahearn

lord of the horses

Airell

nobleman

Alan, Allen, Allan, Allyn

handsome

Angus, Anghus, Aengus, Aonghus

exceptionally strong

Anna, Annant

from the stream

Ansgar

warrior

Anwell, Anwyl

beloved

Anyon

anvil

Argyle

from the land of the Irish

Arlen, Arlin, Arlyn, Arlan

oath

Arthur, Artur, Art, Atty, Attie, Arturo

(strong as a) bear

Baird

bard

Barry, Bairrfhionn, Barra, Bearach, Bearchan

good marksman

Beacan, Becan

small

Bevan, Bevin, Bevyn

young soldier

Blaine, Blayne, Blane, Blainey, Blayney

slender

Blair

from the plain

Bowden, Bowdyn, Boden, Bodyn, Boyden, Boyd

blond

Bram, Bran, Brann, Brendan, Brennen, Broin

raven

Brasil, Breasal, Basil

battle

Breanainn, Breandan, Bredon, Brandan

sword

Bret, Brett

a Breton

Brian, Bryan, Brayant, Briant

strong

Brice, Bryce

swift

Burgess

citizen

Cadell

warring

Cadman

fighter

Calder

from the stony river

Calum

dove

Cameron, Camero, Camey

crooked nose

Caomhghin

gentle

Caradoc

dearly loved

Cardew

from the black fort

Carew, Carey, Cary

from the fortress

Carney, Car, Carr, Cathaoir, Cathair

fighter

Carrol, Carroll

champion

Casey

brave

Cathal, Cahal, Conall, Connell

strong in battle

Cedric

chief

Chad

defense

Coinneach

handsome

Conan, Conant, Con, Conn, Cuinn

wise

Condan, Condon

dark-haired wise man

Conroy

persistent

Conway

hound of the plain

Cormac, Cairbre, Carbry

charioteer

Cullen

cub

Dallas

dwells by the waterfall

Daman

demon

Darcy

dark

Dermot

free

Devin, Devyn

poet

Dillion

faithful

Dinsmore

from the hill fort

Doane

from the sand hill

Donald, Don, Doyle, Doy, Dughall, Dougal, Doughal

dark stranger

Donat, Donal, Domhnall, Donall, Doran, Dorran

stranger

Donnally, Donnelly

brave, dark man

Donnchadh, Donogh, Donaghy, Donovan

strong fighter

Doughlas, Douglas

dwells by the dark stream

Driscoll, Driscol, Driskell

interpreter

Druce

wise

Drummond

lives on the hill top

Duane, Dewain, Dwayne

song

Duer

hero

Duff, Dubv, Duffy

dark-faced

Duncan, Dunham

dark-skinned fighter

Ea, Edan

fire

Egan, Eghan

ardent

Einion

anvil

Emrys

celtic form of Ambrose (immortal)

Evan

young fighter

Ewen, Ewan, Ewyn, Eoghann, Eoin

young

Farrel, Farrell

brave

Ferghus, Fergus, Fearghus

manly

Ferris

rock

Fiacre, Fiacra

eagle

Finbar, Finnbar, Fynbar, Finnobarr

blond

Finian

handsome

Floyd

gray

Gall

stranger

Galvin, Galvyn

sparrow

Gildas

serves God

Gilmore

serves Mary

Gilroy

serves the red-haired lord

Geln, Glyn, Glenn

from the valley

Guy

sensible

Gwri

of the golden hair

Henbeddestr

fastest man

Iden

wealthy

Innis, Inness

from the island

Irvin, Irven, Irvyn, Irving

white

Kalen, Kailen, Kalan, Kallan, Kheelen, Kellen

warrior (Irish)

Kane, Kayne

intelligent

Karney, Kearney

fighter

Keane, Keene

tall and handsome

Keir

dark-skinned

Kelvin, Kelvyn, Kelwin, Kelwyn

from the narrow valley

Kendall, Kendal, Kendhal

from the bright valley

Kenneth

handsome

Kent, Kentigern

head chief

Kerry, Keary

dark

Kerwin, Kerwyn, Kirwin, Kirwyn, Kieran

dark-skinned

Kevin, Kevyn, Kevan

gentle

Killian, Kilian

blind

Kunagnos

wise

Lee, Leigh

healer

Leith

meadow

Lesley, Leslie

from the gray pool

Lincoln

from the settlement by the pool

Llewelyn

ruler

Lloyd

gray

Maccus

hammer

Maddox, Maddock

benificent

Malvin, Malvyn, Melvin, Melvyn, Melville

leader

Merlin, Merlyn

from the hill over the sea

Morgan, Morven, Morvyn, Mariner, Marvin, Marvyn, Moryn, Murray, Murry

lives by the sea

Mungo

lovable

Murdoc, Murdoch, Murdock

seaman

Neal, Neil, Nealon, Nell, Neale, Niall, Neill, Niallan, Nyle

champion

Nels

chief

Newlin, Newlyn

from the new spring

Niece, Neese

choice

Nolan, Noland

noble

Orin, Oran

white

Oscar, Oskar, Osker, Osckar

jumping fighter

Owen, Owin, Owyn

young fighter

Perth, Pert

from the thorn-bush thicket

Phelan

wolf

Pryderi

care

Quin, Quinn

wise

Regan, Reghan, Reagan, Reaghan

regal

Ronan

oath

Roy

red-haired

Sheridan

untamed

Sloan, Sloane

fighter

Tanguy

fighter

Teague, Teaghue

bard

Teyrnon, Tiernan, Tiernay

regal

Torrey, Tory

lives by the tower

Trahern

strong as iron

Tremayne, Tremaine

from the town encircled by stone

Trevor

wise

Turi

bear

Uchdryd

cross-beard

Varden, Vardon

from the green hill

Varney

from the alder grove

Vaughn

small

Wynne

fair

York

yew-tree

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