Arthurian legends & myths, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Virtues/Attributes


Rivalen is the name of the father of Tristan in Arthurian legend (in some versions his father is Meliodas). The origin of the name seems to be a medieval form of Rhiwallon, the Welsh form of Brythonic *Rigovellaunos made up from Proto-Brythonic *riɣ (king) via Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king) derived from a PIE root word; and *vellauno meaning “chief, leader, ruler” so the name essentially means “king of rulers” or “chief king”. Rivalen is also a German and Dutch word plural word meaning “rivals”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Rhiwallon (Welsh)
  • Rivallo (English)
  • Rigovellaunos (Brythonic, Old Celtic)
  • Rhiwallawn
  • Riuallaun
  • Riuallonus
  • Rygwallon
  • Rígullán
  • Riguallon
  • Riguallaun
  • Riuguallaun
  • Riuallen
  • Riuelen
  • Ruallawn
  • Riuallo
  • Rioallan
  • Rigobelinos
  • Rigo-belinus
  • Rivallen
  • Rivalain


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