Aneurin - boys name

Aneurin name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Aneurin name meaning:

The name Aneurin is of Welsh origin and has a rich historical and cultural significance. It is derived from the Welsh word "aneirin," which means "honorable" or "noble." In Welsh folklore, Aneirin (the original form of Aneurin) was a famous bard and poet from the 6th century, known for his epic poem "Y Gododdin" which recounts the heroic deeds of warriors from Gododdin, a region in what is now Scotland.

The name Aneurin conveys a sense of honor, nobility, and artistic prowess. It carries with it a connection to Welsh heritage and storytelling traditions. Boys named Aneurin are often expected to embody these qualities and are encouraged to pursue creative endeavors. The name also serves as a reminder of the rich literary and cultural history of Wales. Aneurin is a unique and meaningful choice for parents who value heritage, artistry, and the virtues of honor and nobility.

Origin: Welsh

Uncertain origin, but may be derived from the Latin Honorius meaning man of honour, or from the Welsh eur meaning gold.

Related names

Aneurin , Aneira

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Overall UK ranking: 1184 out of 4789

23 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Aneurin

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