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Gender: Male Meaning of Aneurin: "honor" Origin of Aneurin: Welsh

The name Aneurin is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "honor". Aneurin and is often added to lists like Names with Inspirational Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Rarely heard in the US, it's best remembered in the U.K. via Aneurin Bevan, who as Minister for Health was instrumental in setting up the National Health Service. Bevan was known as Nye, and this is a case where that jaunty nickname is preferable to the original.

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Famous People Named Aneurin

Aneurin Barnard, Welsh actor
Aneurin "Nye" Bevan, Welsh politician
Aneurin Williams, Welsh politician
Aneurin Henry Thomas Donald, Welsh cricketer
Aneurin Jones, Welsh painter
(Theophilus) Aneurin Rees, Welsh rugby union player
Aneurin "Aneirin" Hughes, Welsh actor

Pop Culture References for the name Aneurin

John Aneurin Lewis, librarian in That Uncertain Feeling (1955) by Kingsley Amis

Pronounced Ah-Nye-Rin


MonikerWanderer Says:


Looks like aneurysm.

Essa Says:


Oh thank you! When I come to think of it, the boy I met may have actually said his name that way too but I only ever read it and then I met him and he went by Nye and it was confusing.

Myosotis Says:


As far as I know, one way it's pronounced is An-NYE-rin. Last year I had to learn about Aneurin "Nye" Bevan (who helped establish the NHS in the UK) and that's how everyone said it on documentaries etc. Nye definitely makes sense with that pronunciation :).

Essa Says:


I met an Aneurin who pronounced it An-newr-rin

Essa Says:


I met an Aneurin who got called Nye and I really didn't understand where they got the nickname from, now I know! Still confused how you could get Nye from Aneurin though.

ARead Says:


looks cool, but how do you pronounce this?