Baby Names With A Unique Flair

Some Welsh names are becoming more popular with modern parents. For example, the boy's name Rhys climbed up the popularity charts by leaps and bounds in the last six years alone. Come check out some beautifully refreshing baby names from Wales and find out which ones will work for your baby boy or girl.

New baby with parents

Welsh baby names are becoming more popular with parents everywhere, probably due to their haunting beauty and unique spelling. If you like the name Reece, for example, kick it up a notch and go with the more intriguing Rhys, which is pronounced the same but looks cool and unique.

Welsh names can be a fun way to name your baby after a family member as well, even if you're not terribly hip on using family names for your children. Grandma Karen will be very happy to introduce her granddaughter Caron, and Grandpa Andrew will be very proud of his grandson Andras.

While their popularity is increasing, Welsh baby names aren't overly popular in the U.S., so there's less of a worry if you're concerned about your little one sharing a name with her classmates.

What Welsh name might suit your baby?

Welsh baby names for boys

Andras

Bevan

Bowen

Brynmor

Cadell

Cai

Carwyn

Colwyn

Davyn

Drew

Einion

Emrys

Gareth

Gavin

Griffith

Howell

Iago

Ivor

Jestin

Kenn

Lloyd

Meilyr

Morgan

Mostyn

Sayer

Teilo

Trevis

Vaughn

Welsh baby names for girls

Anwen

Arwen

Bethan

Bryn

Caron

Carwen

Catrin

Dilys

Eira

Elen

Eleri

Enid

Glenys

Gwen

Idris

Mab

Mari

Megan

Nesta

Rhea

Rhiannon

Rhonda

Sian

Tirian

Treva

Vanora

Wynne

Choosing a Welsh name

The Welsh language is a Celtic-derived tongue spoken in Wales, England and other parts of the world. You may have noticed that quite a few of these baby names, for both boys and girls, have a -wen or -wyn component. It means "fair, blessed or white," so not only does it have a beautiful sound, it has a lovely meaning as well.

Many of the names listed here work well in the English-speaking world, and if you don't like them for a first name, many would be an excellent choice for an awesome middle name. Some of our favorites for middle names are Bryn, Vanora and Elen for girls, and Cai, Drew and Kenn for boys.

Mix it up

Pair a traditional or classic English name with one of these fabulous Welsh names for a really unique and catchy name that will grow well with your child.

Elen Charlotte

Treva Eleanor

Arwen Juliet

Gareth James

Emrys Jacob

Andras Everett

These are just a few ideas to get you started on finding the perfect Welsh name for your little one. Consider your baby name journey an adventure, and enjoy the ride!

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Comments

Eli June 06, 2013
nice names in this article. Tiriyan is nice name from this article. I would like to find unique names. Babynamesnumerology gives you more beautiful names. Thanks...