Griffin

Griffin is the name of a mythical creature believed to have the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle. It comes from Old French grifon via Latin gryphus which may be derived from Ancient Greek gryps (griffin) via grúpos meaning "curved" or hooked". It's also possible that the word derives from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps a …

Dewey

Dewey is an English male name, possibly a variant spelling of Dewi, which is the Welsh form of David meaning "beloved" from Hebrew. As a surname, Dewey could be a variant of Douai, the name of a place in France; it's also possible that it could be derived from French du (of) and gué (ford) meaning "of the ford". It's also …

Olwen

Olwen is a Welsh female name meaning "white footprint", made up of Welsh elements ol (footprint) and gwen (white, fair, blessed). This was the name of a figure in Welsh mythology who apparently received her name because white trefoils would grow where she walked. However, it's also possible that Olwen comes from Welsh olwyn meaning "wheel" and that …

Culhwch

Culhwch (pr. keel-hookh; Forvo) is a Welsh male name meaning "narrow pig", made up of Welsh elements cul (narrow) and hwch (sow), though I've also seen it listed as meaning "hiding place of the pig". In Welsh mythology, Culhwch's mother Goleuddydd becomes mad when she gets pregnant and wanders the countryside; when her time came to give birth she regained her …

Eiry

Eiry (pr. ei-ree) is a Welsh female name, a variant of Eira which means "snow" in Welsh via Proto-Brythonic *ėrɣ (snow), of uncertain etymology; it could be derived from Proto-Celtic *argyros (white) via PIE root word. Origin: possibly Proto-Indo-European Variants: Eira (Welsh)  

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