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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ahng-HAHR-ahd Meaning of Angharad: "much loved" Origin of Angharad: Welsh

The name Angharad is a girl's name meaning "much loved". Angharad and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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This name dates back to Arthurian legend, in which Angharad was the lover of Percival, one of the Knights of the Round Table. It was quite popular in the Middle Ages and is still heard i Wales, but the prospects of it being adopted elsewhere are pretty slim.

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Famous People Named Angharad

Angharad Rees, Welsh actress
Angharad ferch Meurig, 9th century Welsh noblewoman, wife of Rhodri the Great of Gwynedd
Angharad James, early Welsh poet
Nerys Angharad Jefford, British high court judge and barrister

Pop Culture References for the name Angharad

Angharad Morgan, character in the novel and film "How Green was My Valley".
Angharad "Harry"/"Hari" Crewe, character in "The Blue Sword" by Robin McKinley
The Splendid Angharad, character in George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road."
Angharad, mother of Eilonwy in Lloyd Alexander's "The Chronicles of Prydain"


abertawe Says:


Maybe I misunterpret what “ah” is supposed to sound like, but I would say “ah” to rhyme with “far”. So I wouldn’t use “ah” to describe how to pronounce Angharad. It should be an open mouthed a rhyming with “fan”. Ang-HA-rad.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Simply lovely :)

Helen McKinzi Says:


I think this is the name of Eilonwy's mother in the Chronicles of Prydain.

kpearl8 Says:


The character in Robin McKinley's The Blue Sword hated her name, but I always thought it was pretty cool. The nickname she used, Harry, is cute too.