Reese

Reese is an Anglicized spelling of Rhys, a Welsh male name meaning “enthusiasm, ardor”. Although Rhys is a male name, its spelling Reese has become a popular name for both boys and girls. Reese is also a Welsh surname originating from Rhys. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Rhys (Welsh) Rees (Welsh) Reece (Welsh)    

Carew

Carew comes from a Welsh and Cornish surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Carew. In Welsh it means “fort on the hill”, made up from Welsh elements caer (castle, fort) and rhiw (slope, hill), though it’s also possible that the second element may be composed of Welsh yw meaning “yew”,…

Uther

Uther is the name of the father of King Arthur in Arthurian legend. While the name is of uncertain meaning, it’s been linked to Welsh uthr meaning “terrible” though it’s also possible it may be a variant of Arthur meaning “bear king”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Uthyr (Welsh)  

Aeronwy

Aeronwy is a Welsh female name, a combination of Aeron which is either derived from the Welsh word aeron meaning “fruits; berries” or it could be derived from the name of a river derived the name of a Celtic goddess, Agrona, the goddess of war and death in Welsh mythology whose name, fittingly means “battle, slaughter, carnage”; combined…

Bethel

Bethel is the name of a town in the Old Testament, meaning “house of God” made up from Hebrew beth (house) and el (God), both of which derive from a Proto-Semitic origin. Bethel is also a Welsh surname, an anglicized form of ab Ithel meaning “son of Ithael”, Ithael coming from Old Welsh Iudhail meaning “bountiful lord”. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European    

Tudor

Tudor is the name of an English royal house as well as the name of a historical era (1485-603), named from the House of Tudor. The name comes from Welsh Tudur which seems to be derived from Proto-Celtic Toutorix meaning “ruler of the people” or “ruler/king of the tribe”, composed of Proto-Celtic elements *toutā (people, tribe) and *rīxs (king); making it…

Ellis

Ellis comes from an English patronymic surname, a medieval English form of Elijah, a Hebrew male name meaning “my God is Yahweh”. As a Welsh surname, it’s the anglicized form of Welsh Elisedd meaning “kind, benevolent”. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European  

Maddox

Maddox comes from a Welsh surname, a patronymic name meaning “son of Madoc”, Madoc being a Welsh male name of uncertain meaning. It could possibly be derived from Welsh mad meaning “fortunate, lucky; good” via Proto-Brythonic *mad (good) from Proto-Celtic *matis which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. According to Welsh folklore, there was a Welsh prince (Madog ab Owain Gwynedd) who apparently set…

Floyd

Floyd is a variant of Lloyd, which comes from a Welsh surname meaning “gray” via Welsh llwyd, derived from a PIE root word. It was originally a descriptive name referring to someone with gray hair. Floyd is also a Welsh surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lloyd (English) Loyd (English) Llwyd (Welsh)  

Enid

Enid is the name of a character in the Arthurian Romance, the wife of Geraint (Erec in some sources). It derives from Welsh enaid meaning “soul” which comes from Middle Welsh eneit (spirit, life) derived from a PIE root word meaning “to breathe”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Enide (English) Enida (English) Enyde (English) Enyda (English) Ened (English) Enit (English)…