B names, Celtic, Female, Place names, Proto-Celtic, Virtues/Attributes

Brittany

Brittany is the English form of Latin Britannia which comes from the name of a British-Celtic tribe *Pretanni which comes from Proto-Celtic *mrixtos meaning “speckled, mottled, brindled”, which the Ancient Romans used to refer to the Picts. It’s the name of a region in France.

Nicknames: Britt

Origin: Proto-Celtic

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Variants:

  • Brittney (English)
  • Britney (English)
  • Brittani (English)
  • Brittny (English)
  • Britannia (English)
  • Brittania (English)

 

Female forms:

  • Brittain (English)
  • Britain (English)
  • Britton (English)

 

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