by Linda Rosenkrantz
If you’re looking for a name that reflects your Welsh roots, or simply find the soft sound of names from Wales appealing, there are several possible ways to go. You could consider Welsh names that have long been used in the US—some of which have far from obvious roots. Then there those currently popular in Wales which have never made their way through US immigration. And, finally, some other, interesting Welsh names worth considering, including some Welsh versions of classics.
WELSH NAMES WITH US CITIZENSHIP
SOME DISTINCTIVE NAMES CURRENTLY POPULAR IN WALES
Girls (Amelia is Number 1)
Boys (Jacob is Number 1)
Iestyn–#74 (Welsh form of Justin)
There is also a wide selection of Welsh names that might be unfamiliar but are totally usable for those of you who want to honor your Welsh heritage without going all the way to Myrdeg or Manawydan.
Briallen—Welsh for primrose
Deryn—Welsh for bird
Eira—Welsh for snow
Eos—Welsh for nightingale
Glyn—Welsh for valley
Which Welsh names do you like?bab