Gender: Male Pronunciation: [Ll]yr Meaning of Llyr: "the sea" Origin of Llyr: Welsh

Llyr Origin and Meaning

The name Llyr is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "the sea".

Llyr is a name with a great meaning and a lovely sound, but that sound is going to be next to impossible to get non-Welsh speaking people to pronounce (google the double L sound in Welsh). If you are outside Wales, you may wish to consider the Irish alternative Lir, which has the same meaning and an easier sound.

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Tina_and_Bert Says:


I am an American just learning Welsh and I know my double-L pronunciation is far from perfect, but would it be awful to name a kid Llyr and just call him L-eer? Obviously, that might cause problems if he ever went to Wales, but there seems to be a tradition of non-Welsh pronouncing Llewelyn as Lou-ellen, so it doesn't seem too far fetched to me. Thoughts?