Irish; Scottish Gaelic
"May Day festival"

Beltaine Origin and Meaning

The name Beltaine is a girl's name meaning "May Day festival".

Also spelled Beltane and Beltain, this festival on May 1 marks the beginning of summer. It was described in old Irish and Scottish texts, and has been revived as a cultural festival, and by neopagans. It is often celebrated with bonfires and greenery, and would be an inventive name for a baby born at this time of year. The name is thought to derive from an old Celtic word meaning "bright fire".