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 Apollo) whose 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
- Cunobelinus (Ancient Celtic)
- Cymbelina (English)