Celtic Girl Names

Agrona

Celtic myth name of a goddess of strife and war. The name derives from Proto-Celtic Agronā, literally meaning carnage, slaughter

Aine

Irish/Celtic myth name of a queen of fairies, meaning radiance

Andraste

Celtic myth name of a Briton goddess of victory, meaning invincible

Aranrhod

"Huge/round/humped wheel," from Proto-Celtic Arganto-rota. This is the original form of the name Arianrhod, a Welsh myth name from the fourth branch of the Mabinogion; name of the daughter of Beli Mawr, and mother of the twins Dylan and Lleu Llaw Gyffes.

Avalon

Island of apples English name derived from the legendary island where the body of King Arthur is said to be buried. The name is probably related to Celtic abal, or Welsh afal, meaning apple

Betony

Name of a plant of the mint family once popular in herbal medicine, occasionally used as a forename. It is also called woundwort and lousewort. Some authors have suggested that the name derives from Celtic bew "head" and ton "good," because it is good for complaints of the head. Pliny said that the original name of this plant was Vettonica, from the Vettones, an ancient Iberian tribe.

Blodeuedd

Original form of Welsh Blodeuwedd, name of a woman made from flowers, and lover of Goronwy in the Mabinogion. The name was derived from Proto-Celtic Blāto-weid-ā meaning flower-faced/wild feminine (spirit)

Boadicea

Variant of Celtic Boudica, meaning victory

Bonduca

Variant of Celtic Boudica, meaning victory

Boudica

Name of a queen of the Brythonic Celtic Iceni people who led the army against Roman invaders, meaning victory

Boudicca

Variant of Boudica, meaning victory

Brigantia

Name of the tutelary goddess of the Brigantes (British Celts) from which the mythic Irish Brighid, daughter of Dagda, is probably an offshoot.

Brighid

Exalted one Irish Gaelic myth name of an ancient Celtic goddess, daughter of Dagda, one of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

Buduica

Variant of Celtic Boudica, meaning victory

Cartimandua

Name of a queen of Brigantes (British Celts), meaning sleek pony

Cartismandua

Variant of Celtic Cartimandua, meaning sleek pony

Cinnia

Name of a Celtic saint, meaning beauty

Cinnie

Variant of Celtic Cinnia, meaning beauty

Coventina

Name of a Brythonic goddess of springs and wells, possibly meaning memory of snow

Crobh dearg

Myth name of a Celtic goddess of harvest, meaning red claws She is also known by the names Lasair and Lassar, meaning flame, Fhina, meaning wine, and Lasairiona, meaning flaming wine

Epona

Derives from epos, meaning "horse," and epa, meaning "mare." This is the Celtic myth name of the goddess of horses and fertility.

Fhina

Celtic name meaning wine

Innogen

Correct spelling of the Shakespeare character name Imogen, which is of Celtic origin, possibly derived from the Gaelic element inghean, meaning girl, maiden

Iseult

Celtic form of Isolde, meaning fair aspect

Nantosuelta

Name of a Gaulish goddess of water and fertility, meaning valley-sun

Reannon

Variant of Celtic Rhiannon, meaning great queen

Rhiannon

Welsh myth name of a moon deity, and legend name of the mother of Pryderi, probably derived from the Old Celtic title Rigantona, meaning great queen

Ronat

A Celtic name of Irish origin, meaning little seal/oath

Sabrina

Latin form of Severn, name of a river in England. In Celtic legend, this is the name of a river goddess who dwelt in the Severn river. Apparently, there has been an error by certain authors who claim that the name, Sabrina, was mentioned by Geoffrey of Monmouth. He used the Old Welsh name Habren, not Sabrina, and He was probably wrong in claiming that the river was named after a princess who was drowned in it on orders of her stepmother, as the river name is much too ancient.

Sulis

Name of a Celtic goddess of thermal springs who watched over Bath, probably meaning good flowing one

Trista

Feminine form of Celtic Tristan.

Ula

Female Celtic name meaning Gem/jewel of the sea
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