most comprehensive collection of Welsh namesWales on Sunday
product of tireless research
Welsh Names for
is the most comprehensive guide ever compiled and comprises over
2,000 Welsh first names. This
Third edition contains over 150 additional names.
Welsh is a Celtic language and is spoken by over a million
people worldwide. It is the oldest living language in Europe and
has a rich, diverse and distinctive collection of personal
names, of which several, such as Dylan, Megan, and Arthur
recognised. More and more parents are
making a positive choice and giving a Welsh name to their
children and in doing so handing down their Welsh heritage to
the next generation. This book is the complete guide to making
arranged according to the English alphabet and, in many
instances, an explanation of the name's meaning and a brief
word about illustrious bearers of the name are also provided.
For those not familiar with the Welsh language the book also has
a section on pronunciation.
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