Celtic Baby Names

The choice of Celtic names is almost as overwhelming as it is enchanting. Offering beautiful options from various languages these names often reflect the region's history, mythology, and culture. 

Celtic baby names

Spanning across Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany, Celtic names draw on the ancient traditions and the enduring spirit of Celtic peoples. From the lyrical cadence of Gaelic to the enchanting tales of Celtic legends, these names evoke a sense of mystery, strength, and connection to the natural world. 

In addition to the origin/language of the name, Celtic names often fall into the following types:

  • Nature-inspired: Many Celtic names draw inspiration from the natural world, symbolizing strength, beauty, and resilience. Examples include Aoife (radiant), Cian (sea), Elowen (elm tree), and Bran (raven).
  • Mythological: Celtic mythology offers a treasure trove of names, often associated with gods, heroes, and legends. Examples include Cú Chulainn (legendary Irish warrior), Rhiannon (Welsh goddess of horses), and Morrigan (Irish goddess of war and fate).
  • Virtues and qualities: Celtic names often convey desirable qualities like bravery, wisdom, and kindness. Examples include Maeve (fierce), Eogan (valiant), Aisling (dream), and Branwen (blessed).

Choosing a Celtic baby name can be a beautiful way to celebrate heritage, embrace nature-inspired meanings, or simply find something unique with an enduring appeal in contemporary times.

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Complete list of Celtic names in alphabetical order.

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