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18 Magical Welsh Baby Names That Will Make You Want To Have Children

Should your baby be a Carys or a Rhys?

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Meaning: White ringThere's a lot of alternative spellings of this Welsh classic doing the rounds, but this is the OG version.
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Meaning: White ring

There's a lot of alternative spellings of this Welsh classic doing the rounds, but this is the OG version.

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Meaning: Great tideThe name has become popular in America, with one of the twins from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Tumblr's favourite teen actor Dylan O'Brien both sporting the name.
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Meaning: Great tide

The name has become popular in America, with one of the twins from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Tumblr's favourite teen actor Dylan O'Brien both sporting the name.

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Meaning: LoveIt rhymes with Yaris, as in Toyota Yaris.
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Meaning: Love

It rhymes with Yaris, as in Toyota Yaris.

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Meaning: EnthusiasmIt doesn't rhyme with Prius, as in Toyota Prius.
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Meaning: Enthusiasm

It doesn't rhyme with Prius, as in Toyota Prius.

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Meaning: Variant of Eluned…And Eluned comes from the Welsh word eilun, which means "image/idol". The more you know.
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Meaning: Variant of Eluned

…And Eluned comes from the Welsh word eilun, which means "image/idol". The more you know.

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Meaning: Dark-skinnedIt's the perfect name for a lumberjack. So much so that you'd half expect the baby to come out with a plaid shirt and a beard.
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Meaning: Dark-skinned

It's the perfect name for a lumberjack. So much so that you'd half expect the baby to come out with a plaid shirt and a beard.

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Meaning: Very beautifulThe hardest part of going through baby names is realising just how many people you actually hate.
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Meaning: Very beautiful

The hardest part of going through baby names is realising just how many people you actually hate.

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Meaning: WhiteGwyn will take over the family farm, and if you don't have a family farm, he'll just annex the one nearest. Either way, you have a farm owning son. Congrats.
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Meaning: White

Gwyn will take over the family farm, and if you don't have a family farm, he'll just annex the one nearest. Either way, you have a farm owning son. Congrats.

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Meaning: StarThey may grow up egotistical due to being named after an celestial feature, but with a name this beautiful, who cares?
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Meaning: Star

They may grow up egotistical due to being named after an celestial feature, but with a name this beautiful, who cares?

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Meaning: The Welsh version of StephenYou'll quickly become a Stef(fan) of this name. Sorry.
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Meaning: The Welsh version of Stephen

You'll quickly become a Stef(fan) of this name. Sorry.

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Meaning: Unknown.The unknown origins of this name makes it sound extra ~mysterious~.
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Meaning: Unknown.

The unknown origins of this name makes it sound extra ~mysterious~.

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Meaning: Great queenIgnore the fact that autocorrect tries to change this name to a vitamin (thiamine) because this is a great name.
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Meaning: Great queen

Ignore the fact that autocorrect tries to change this name to a vitamin (thiamine) because this is a great name.

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Meaning: YouthA name with a depth of history to it. Seriously, have a quick Wiki search.
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Meaning: Youth

A name with a depth of history to it. Seriously, have a quick Wiki search.

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Meaning: SummerFor an fun alternative, why not give your child a name so that the initials spell out "HAF". You may have to change your surname first though, but art takes effort.
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Meaning: Summer

For an fun alternative, why not give your child a name so that the initials spell out "HAF". You may have to change your surname first though, but art takes effort.

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Meaning: Bright circleFun fact: It's an anagram of angel. 👼
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Meaning: Bright circle

Fun fact: It's an anagram of angel. 👼

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Meaning: The Welsh form of LauraNot a fun fact: It has no anagrams.
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Meaning: The Welsh form of Laura

Not a fun fact: It has no anagrams.

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Meaning: KingA rare name, at least going by Google. Emyr has 406,000 search results, whereas a name like Dave has 475,000,000.
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Meaning: King

A rare name, at least going by Google. Emyr has 406,000 search results, whereas a name like Dave has 475,000,000.

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Meaning: The Welsh form of KatherineIt has less letters than its English equivalent, so less time is taken up filling out forms.
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Meaning: The Welsh form of Katherine

It has less letters than its English equivalent, so less time is taken up filling out forms.

All name meanings from Behind the Name.