Cymbeline is an anglicized form of Cunobelinus possibly meaning “hound of Belenus“, made up of Proto-Celtic *kū (dog, hound, wolf) and Belenus, the name of a sun god in Celtic mythology (identified with the Greek and Roman god Apollowhose name is of uncertain meaning though it’s popularly been thought to relate to a root word meaning “bright” or “shining”. Cymbeline is the name of a play written by Shakespeare who loosely based it on a real life ancient British king, Cunobelinus.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Celtic


Male forms:

  • Cunobelinus (Ancient Celtic)


Female forms:

  • Cymbelina (English)


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