Down in the Valleys

If Welsh is known for anything, it is it’s love of consonants. Here, though, we look at some names from the valleys that don’t over-do that love:

Bryn

– Means hill, mound in Welsh. BRIN

Griffith

– Welsh meaning strong fighter.

Huw

– Welsh form of Hugh.

Morgan

– Unlike in the US, the name Morgan still persists as a largely male name. It came into the spotlight as a female name due to Morgan le Fay. The name itself means sea circle.

Paderau

– Meaning beads or rosary.

Rhodri

– Means wheel king in Welsh. ROD-ree.

Rhys

– Means enthusiasm in Welsh. Pronounced RHEES.

Taliesin

– Means shining brow, from the Welsh tal and iesin, meaning brow and shining respectively. tal-ee-ES-in

Vaughn

– From a Welsh surname which was derived from Welsh bychan meaning little. VAWN.

Aderyn

– Means bird in Welsh. a-DEH-rin.

Bethan

– Welsh diminuative of Elizabeth. BETH-an.

Branwen

– From Welsh, meaning beautiful raven. Perfect for parents looking for a tomboy name. BRAN-wen.

Carys

– From the Welsh caru, meaning love. KA-ris.

Ffion

– Means foxglove in Welsh. Pronounced either FEE-on or EFF-ee-on. The former is the correct Welsh pronunciation.

Gwendolen

– Means white ring in Welsh. GWEN-da-lin

Lowri

– Welsh form of Laura.

Seren

– Means star in Welsh. SEH-ren

Tegan

– Derived from Welsh teg, thus meanig fair. The Welsh pronunciation is TEG-an, rhyming with Megan, although many use TEE-gan.

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