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)…

Iolo

Iolo (pr. yo-lo) is a Welsh diminutive form of Iorwerth, a Welsh male name meaning “handsome lord” made up of Welsh elements iôr (lord) and berth (fair, handsome, beautiful, fine). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Iolyn (Welsh) Iorwerth (Welsh) Yorath (Welsh)  

Trevor

Trevor comes from a Welsh surname originating as a locational name from any place called Trevor. It’s made up from Welsh tref (village; town) and mawr (big, great). Trevor has also been used as an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Treabhair meaning “descendant of Treabhar”, the latter an Irish by name meaning “industrious”, “ambitious”, “prudent”. Nicknames: Trev Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants:…

Dai

Dai is a Welsh male name, a diminutive of Dafydd, the Welsh form of David which comes from Hebrew meaning “beloved”. I’ve also seen it listed as being derived from an old Celtic word dei meaning “to shine”. Dai is also a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: dai 大 “big, large”; dai 太 “plump,…

Angharad

Angharad is a Welsh female name meaning “more love” or “much loved (one”) and features in The Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh tales, the name of several figures in Welsh myth, including Angharad Golden-Hand, the lover of Peredur. Origin: Proto-Celtic  

Peredur

Peredur is the name of several figures in Welsh mythology from which the name Percival may have been based upon. The name possibly means “hard spear”.  Nicknames: Perry Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Rhonda

Rhonda is a female given name of uncertain meaning. It could be made up from Welsh elements rhon (pike, lance) and da (good). It’s also possible that it may be derived from Rhondda, the name of a valley and former coal mine in Wales. The meaning behind it is also unknown, though it could mean “noisy”, related to…