Celtic cognates - Names

This page contains personal names that are found in some or all the Celtic languages, and which have common origins. Some of these name come from Celtic roots, others come from Latin, Greek, Hebrew or other languages.

Click on the English versions that are links and you will be taken to the Celtiadur, where you can see what each word means, and how some of them are pronounced. There are also details of related words and expressions, and words in older versions of the Celtic languages, such as Middle Welsh and Old Irish. More Celtic Cognates


Names - Celtic

Names from Celtic roots | Names from Non-Celtic roots

Names from Celtic roots

Gaeilge
(Irish)
Gàidhlig
(Gaelic)
Gaelg
(Manx)
Cymraeg
(Welsh)
Kernewek
(Cornish)
Brezhoneg
(Breton)
English
Ailín Ailean Aleyn Alan
Alawn
Alon
Alun
Alan
Alanig
Alan
Áine Anne
Anne
Anya
Aisling Ashling
Ashlyn
Alana
Alannah
Aluna Alana Alana
Aodh Aodh Huw Huw Huw Hugh
Aodhán Aodhan Aidan Aidan
Aoife
Aoibhín
Aofie
Eva
Ava
Aonghas Aonghas
Aonghus
Anghus Angus
Beathan
Beathag
Beathan
Bláthnaid
Bláithín
Blaanid Blejan Blanid
Flora
Florence
Brian Brian Brian Bryan Brien
Brian
Brian
Bríd
Brídín
Brìghde Breesha
Breeshey
Ffraid Brigid Berc'hed
Brec'hed
Bridget
Bréanainn
Breandán
Brianann Brendan Brendan
Brandan
Brendanig
Brendan
Caoimhe Caoimhe Keeva
Keavy
Caoimhín Caomhainn Kieran
Kerron
Cefin Kevin
Ciara Ciara
Keira
Carys
Cariad
Angharad
Kerensa
Kerenza
Angharad
Cariad
Kerenza
Carthach
Mac Carthaigh
Caradog Karadeg McCarthy
Cathal Cathal Cadwal
Cawaladr
Cathal
Coinneach
Cainneach
Coinneach Kenneth
Coileán Cailean Colyn Colin
Conall Conall
Comhnall
Conall Cynwal Conuual* Connell
Connel
Clíodhna
Clíona
Cleena
Cormac Cormac Cormac
Carmac
Carmick
Cormac
Charles
Derbhile
Deirbhfhile
Dervla
Deirdre Deirdre Deidra
Deidre
Diarmaid
Diarmuid
Diarmad Dermot
Diarmid
Dermot
Dermod
Donnchadh Donnchadh Donnaghey
Doncan
Donachan
Duncan
Donagh
Denis
Dubhghall Dùghall Dolen
Dolyn
Donal
Dougal
Dubhghlas Dùghlas Doolish
Douglas
Douglas
Éimhear
Eimhear
Eimhir
Eimhir Emer
Eithne Ethni Enya
Ena
Edna
Elowen Elowen
Eoghan
Eóin
Eòghan
Eòin
Euan
Eoin Owain Yven
Ivin
Ewan
Owen
Esyllt Eseld Iseult
Isolde
Fearghas Fearghas Fergus Gwrwst Fergus
Fíona Fiona Fiona
Fionn Fionn Finn
Fynn
Finn
Fionnabhair Gwenhwyfar Gwynnever
Gweniver
Jenefer
Jen(n)ifer
Gwenivar Jennifer
Guinevere
Fionnbharr Finbar
Barry
Fionnghall Fionnghall Finlo
Fynlo
Fingal(l)
Fionnghuala
Fionnuala
Nuala
Fenella
Finola
Finuala
Nola
Fionnlagh Fin(d)lay
Fin(d)ley
Gráinne Grainney Grania
Granya
Grace
Gruffudd Grifyuth
Griffuth
Gryffyn
Griffith(s)
Griffin
Gwawr Dawn
Gwen Gwen Gwenn Gwen
Lasairfhíona Lasareena
Lassarina
Lazarina
Méabh(a)
Méibhín
Meabh
Meadhbh
Mave
Maeve
Merryn Merryn
Mór Mòr
Mòrag
Morag Morag
Sarah
Marion
Morwen Morwen(na) Morwen(na)
Muireann
Mairenn
Muirenn
Muireann Morrin
Miran
Marion
Niamh Neve
Neev(e)
Oisín Oisean Ossian
Oshin
Osian Ossian
Osheen
Rián Ren Ryan
Rónán Ronain Ronan Ronan
Ruairí Ruairidh
Ruaraidh
Ruaree
Rory
Rod(d)y
Rory
Roderick
Saoirse Saorise
Seren Steren Steren
(Star)
Sorcha Sorcha Sorghey Sally
Sarah
Clara
Tadhg Tadhg
Taog
Taig
Teige
Taig
Teague
Tad
Timothy
Úna Ùna Una
Oona
Oonagh
Agnes

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Names from non-Celtic roots

Gaeilge
(Irish)
Gàidhlig
(Gaelic)
Gaelg
(Manx)
Cymraeg
(Welsh)
Kernewek
(Cornish)
Brezhoneg
(Breton)
English
Aindriú
Aindrias
Aindréas
Anndra
Aindrea
Andreas Andras Androw Andrev Andrew
Ailíse
Eilíse
Ealasaid
Aileas
Ailis
Ealish Alys Alys Alis Alice
Áine
Ánna
Anna
Annag
Ann
Onnee
Ann
Anna
Ann Anna Ann(e)
Anna
Alastar Alasdair Alistair
Alister
Ollister
Alec Aleksander
Alsander
Aleksandr Alexander
Alaister
Crístíona Cairistìona Cristen Cristyn Chesten Christine
Christina
Caitrín
Caitríona
Caitrìona Catreeney Catrin Katel Katelin Catherine
Katherine
Catrina
Cáit
Caitlín
Caitlin
Ceiteag
Ceitidh
Katleen
Katreeney
Kate
Kirry
Caitlin
Kathleen
Kate
Katie
Colm Calum
Malcolm
Colum
Mylecholumb
Col(u)m
Callum
Malcolm
Dáibhí
Dáithí
Dàibhidh
Daidh
Davy Dafydd
Dewi
Dai
Davydh
Daveth
Dewi David
Isibéal Iseabail
Beileag
Ysbal Isabel(le)
Isabella
Eilís
Eibhlís
Éilis
Isibéal
Ealasaid
Iseabail
Beileag
Lileas
Ealisaid Bethan Elys Elesbed Elizabeth
Léan Eilidh Eaylee Elen
Elin
Elun
Eluned
Elen
Lena
Helen
Ellen
Marcas Marc
Marcas
Markys Marc Margh Mark
Marzh
Mezar
Mark
Máire
Muire
Màiri
Moire
Muire
Moirrey
Voirrey
Mair
Mari
Maria Mari Mary
Moira
Maria
Máiréad
Máighréad
Peige
Mairead
Maighread
Marsaili
Peigi
Margaid
Paaie
Marged
Mererid
Mared
Megan
Marc'harid Magaret
Maggie
Maise
Peggy
Micheál Mìcheal Michel
Miall
Mayl
Meical
Mihangel
Micheli
Michele
Myghal
Michel
Mikael
Michael
Pádraig Pàdraig Paric(k)
Peric(k)
Pheric
Padrig
P(h)erick
Padrig Patrick
Séamas
Séamus
Seumas Jayms
Yacob
Iago
Siâms
Jago Jagu James
Jacob
Jack
Jake
Seán Seathan
Iain
Juan
Yuan
Ifan
Ieuan
Ioan
Sîon
Jowan Yan John
Shaun
Ivan
Evan
Séarlas Teàrlach
Seàrlas
Shorys Siôr
Siors
Siorus
Siorys
Charlez
Charlig
Charles
Seoirse Seòras
Seòras
Deòrsa
Dod
Shorys Siôr
Siors
Siorus
Siorys
Jory
Jowan
George
Seosamh Seòsaidh
Eòsaph
Joseph
Josee
Joseff Josep Jozef
Jozeb
Joseph
Siobhán
Sinéad
Siobhàn Joan
Jinn(ee)
Siân
Siwan
Jenna Yanna Jane
Joan
Siobhan
Yvonne
Síomón
Síomún
Sìm
Simidh
Simon Seimon
Simwnt
Simon Simon Simon
Steafán
Stiofán
Steafan
Stiobhan
Steoin Steffan Stefan Stefan
Stevan
Stephen
Steven
Stefan
Uilliam
Liam
Uilleam Illiam Gwilym
Gwillim
Wella Gwilherm William
Liam
Ùisdean Eashdyn Eysteinn
Øystein
Östen

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Other names are available

Links

Information about Celtic names
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Proto-Celtic_given_names
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Proto-Brythonic_given_names
https://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/breton
https://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/cornish
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish-language_given_names
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Manx_male_given_names
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scottish_Gaelic_given_names
https://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/welsh

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Celtiadur

A collection of Celtic cognates, with definitions, pronunciation, etymologies - includes the modern Celtic languages, older versions of these languages, such as Middle Welsh, Old Irish, and their extinct and reconstructed relatives and ancestors, including Gaulish, Celtiberian, Proto-Brythonic and Proto-Celtic.

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