Arthurian Legend Boy Names

Abac

Variant of Addanc, name of a lake monster in Arthurian legend.

Abhac

Variant of Addanc, name of a lake monster in Arthurian legend.

Accalon of gaule

Accolon

Variant of Accalon, name of a knight of the round table.

Adanc

Variant of Addanc, name of a lake monster in Arthurian legend.

Addanc

Name of a lake monster from Welsh mythology that King Arthur (or Percival) was later ascribed to have killed. It is variously described as a demon, a dwarf, beaver, or crocodile. It was said to prey upon anyone foolish enough to swim in its lake. The location of the lake in which it dwells also varies: Llyn Barfog, Llyn Llion, Llyn yr Afanc.

Addane

Variant of Addanc, name of a lake monster in Arthurian legend.

Afanc

Variant of Addanc, name of a lake monster in Arthurian legend.

Aglovale de galis

Agned

Agravaine

Variant of Agravain, name of a Knight of the Round Table.

Albion

The most ancient name of Great Britain, but most often used to refer to England and occasionally to Scotland, whose name in Gaelic is Alba, in Welsh Yr Alban.

Avanc

Variant of Addanc, name of a lake monster in Arthurian legend.

Bagdemagus of gore

Father of Maleagant the villain who abducts Guinevere.

Ban

Bassas river

Location of the sixth battle of King Arthur.

Beaumains

see Gareth.

Bleoberis

Bors

Bran the blessed

He was a giant and king of Britain in the Welsh Mabinogion. The son of Llyr and Penarddun, and brother of Branwen, Efnisien, and Manawydan. He was mortally wounded in battle and ordered that his head should be cut off. According to the Triads, his head was buried in London where the White Tower now stands. As long as it remained there, Britain would be safe from invasion. However, King Arthur dug up the head, declaring the country would be protected only by his great strength. There have been attempts to link the still-current practice of keeping ravens at the Tower of London with this story of Bran, whose name means Raven

Briefbras

Broceliande forest

A magical forest located where a number of Arthurian adventures took place. Broceliande is today called the Forest of Paimpont, located near Rennes, France.

Brunor

Variant of Breunor, Sir.

Cadorius

Variant of Cador.

Caliburn

Another name for Excalibur.

Calogrenant

Camlann

Another name for Camelot.

Camulod

Variant of Camelot.

Caradawc

Variant of Caradoc.

Caradawg

Variant of Caradoc.

Caradog

Dearly loved Ancient Welsh name derived from the root car, meaning love

Carados

Variant of Caradoc.

Carlion

Variant of Caerleon.

Cat coit celidon

Catigern

Variant of Celtic Cadeyrn, meaning battle-lord

City of the legion

Clarent

In the Matter of Britain, this is the name of the Sword in the Stone which Arthur pulled free to become King of Britain.

Colgrevance

Variant of Calogrenant.

Constantine iii

Corbenic

Variant of Corbinec.

Culhwch and olwen

Title of a Welsh story that is probably the earliest Arthurian tale of which there is any written evidence still existing.

Custennin

Name of the father of Goreu in the Culhwch and Olwen story.

Daguenet

Variant of Dagonet.

Dinadan

Drudwyn

Name of a whelp of Greid. Supposed to be the only hound who can hunt Twrch Trwyth.

Dubglas river

Location of the second, third, fourth and fifth battles of King Arthur.

Elyan the white

Erbin

In Culhwch and Olwen, Erbin is the father of Ermind, Dywel and Geraint.

Erek

Variant of English Eric, meaning ever-ruler

Eryk

Variant of Erec.

Escalibor

Another name for Excalibur.

Evalac

Variant of Evelake.

Fisher king

King Pelles. Last in a line of guardians charged with keeping the Holy Grail. He is wounded in the legs or groin, causing an impotence that affects the fertility of the land, reducing it to a barren wasteland. Afterward, there is nothing for him to do but fish in the river near his castle Corbenic. Knights from many lands attempt to heal the Fisher King, but none but Percival (and later Galahad and Bors) are able to accomplish the feat. In some versions of the story He has a son named Pellehan or Pellam.

Fort Guinnon

Froille

Variant of Frollo.

Galaad

Variant of Galahad.

Galahad

Welsh Arthurian legend name of a Knight of the Round Table, the son of Lancelot and Elaine, and the only knight to find the Holy Grail. The name was invented by the author of La Queste del Saint Graal and was probably derived from biblical Gilead, meaning mound of testimony

Galantyn

Variant of Galantine.

Galantyne

Variant of Galantine.

Galehot

Knight of the Round Table

Geraint

Welsh Arthurian legend name of one of the Knights of the Round table, probably meaning old

Gingalain

Knight of the Round Table, Sir Gawain

Glatisant

see Beast Glatisant.

Glein river

Location of the 1st battle of King Arthur.

Goreu

Son of Custennin. This is the character who cuts off the head of Ysbaddaden in the Culhwch and Olwen story.

Gorre

Kingdom of the villain Bagdemagus who abducts Guinevere.

Grail sword

In the Matter of Britain, this is the name of a cracked holy sword which Sir Percival bonded back together, though the crack remained.

Gwalltafwyn

Welsh Arthurian name belonging to Sir Gawain, meaning hair like rain

Gwyn ap nudd

Fair/white son of Nudd In Welsh mythology, He was the ruler of the underworld (Annwn), where He escorted the souls of the dead. In Arthurian legend, He abducted the maiden Creiddylad after her elopement with Gwythr ap Greidawl, a long-time rival of Gwyn. He helped Culhwch hunt the boar Twrch Trwyth, and in later legends he was king of the fair folk (tylwyth teg).

Halwn

Salt Arthurian legend name of the father of Huarwar the Hungry.

Halwyn

Variant of Halwn, meaning salt

Hector de Maris

Knight of the Round Table, Lancelot, King Ban, Bors, Lionel, Guinevere, Grail

Hengest

Variant of Hengist.

Hengist

Stallion Brother of Horsa (Horse). A semi-legendary ruler of Kent who, according to some Arthurian legends, was killed by Uther Pendragon.

Houdain

This was the name of a dog belonging to Tristan. Meaning is uncertain. Variants: Hodain, Houdenc.

Houdenc

Variant of Hodain.

Howel

Variant of Hoel.

Huarwar

The Hungry Son of Halwn in Culhwch and Olwen. Called one of the three plagues of Cornwall.

Huarwor

Variant of Huarwar, meaning the hungry

Hywel

Old Welsh name, originally a byname meaning eminent, conspicuous
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