Respelling of Darren.
Modern coinage, possibly from Darius and Darren.
Modern coinage derived from Vaughn.
Of uncertain origin, but its meaning is probably connected to the word for 'sea'. In Welsh mythology Dylan was a god of the sea and the son of Gwyddion and Arianrhod. He was accidentally killed by his uncle, a Smith God called Govannon. The Welsh poet Dyl
Respelling of Dylan.
A Welsh name that most likely comes from the word gwaredd, meaning gentle. In legend he was the nephew of King Arthur and a knight of the Round Table.
Gavin is a form of Gawain. Gawain was one of King Arthur's knights of the Round Table.
A modern respelling of Gavin.
In mythology, a griffin is a creature who is half-eagle, half-lion.
A respelling of Maddox, although technically, this spelling would lend to an entirely different pronunciation. Was more popular in Canada than anywhere else and hit in their top names list in 2005.
Surname derived from the Welsh personal name Madoc.
Related to the other Welsh surname Maddock.
Marvin is generally considered a Medieval variant of Mervyn, resulting from the regular Middle English change of 'er' to 'ar'.
It could also be derived from the Welsh Myrddyn, meaning "sea fort". In this case Marvin is related to Merlin, as
There were two Welsh rulers of note in medieval times named Rhys - Rhys ap Tewdwr and his grandson Rhys ap Gruffyd. The name is also borne by Welsh actor Rhys Ifans.
It is a very popular name in Wales - #5 there in 2006.
Yale is the name of one of the U.S.'s most famous universities.
Brenna's origins and meanings are still very much up for debate, but the Welsh origin seems the most likely.
From the Welsh 'câr' (love).
Respelling of Carys.
Said to be a play on the word "Darling", although that is not substantiated in any way. Made extremely popular in the USA by the character "Darla" in the well known American comedy series "The Little Rascals".
English translation of the Welsh Gwynedd. Made popular in modern times by its association with American actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Modern coinage probably based on the Welsh name Rhiannon.
Rhiannon is the goddess of horses in Welsh mythology. Rhiannon is also the title of a Fleetwood Mac song.
A modern coinage which has no real meaning or origin. It is interesting to note that this name broke the US top 1000 names in 1984, the same year that Masters of the Universe became popular in cartoon form on US television. Teela was an integral part of