My Top Ten Celtic Baby Names And Their Meaning
Choosing a Baby Name
There are many options to choose from when trying to decide on a baby name. It might be that you want to go with the current trends and choose something popular. Alternatively, the name you choose might have some family connection. Another reason for selecting a particular baby name might be that you want to pay homage to your cultural heritage. If you happen to hail from a Celtic nation, here are ten suggestions of names.
Celtic Boy's Names
Eoin (pronounced yonn). This is an Irish Gaelic form of the name John
Callum - Scottish Gaelic name meaning 'dove'
Fionn (pronounced Fin) - this is an Irish/Scottish Gaelic name which means 'fair-haired'. The anglicised form of this name is Finn.
Innes - Scottish Gaelic for 'island or meadow-dweller'. More commonly used as a surname, it is also a masculine first name.
Gregor - a Scots form of Gregory, which means 'watchman'
Uisdean (pronounced ooshtyan) - a Scottish Gaelic form of Hugh, meaning 'mind, spirit, soul'
Rhys (pronounced rees) - a Welsh name whose meaning is uncertain, but many think it could mean 'ardour'
Niall (pronounced nee-al) - an Irish or Scottish Gaelic name meaning 'champion'
Wyn (pronounced as win) - a Welsh name which comes from the word gwyn meaning 'white, pure'
Ciaran (pronounced keer-ann) - an Irish Gaelic name meaning 'little dark one'.
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E-book of Celtic baby names with definitions to help you decide.
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Celtic Names for Girls
Ciara (pronounced keera) - an Irish Gaelic name meaning 'dark one'
Rhiannon (pronounced reeannon) - a Welsh name meaning 'fair maiden'
Ailis- an Irish Gaelic form of the name Alice, meaning 'of noble birth'
Caitlin (traditionally pronounced kawt-leen, but now more commonly pronounced kate-lin). An Irish form of the name Kathleen or Catherine.
Brenna - an Irish Gaelic name meaning 'raven-haired beauty'
Bronwen (or Bronwyn) - a Welsh name which means 'white breast'
Catriona (pronounced cat-reena) - a Scottish / Irish Gaelic form of the name Katherine
Maebh (pronounced mave) - an Irish Gaelic name meaning 'intoxicating' or 'bewitching'
Tegan - a Welsh name that means 'beautiful' or 'fair'
Niamh (pronounced nee-av) - an Irish Gaelic name meaning 'radiant one'.