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nearly 1,000 Welsh
Baby names to choose from! Still
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many that are available.
Info requested by our visitors
In their search for Welsh baby names
people become interested in researching their own surname or
family name and First Name. We have therefore included this
information to meet the requests of our visitors.
- Info requested by our visitors
In their search for Welsh babynames people become interested in
their own surname or family surname. We have therefore included
this information to meet the requests of our visitors.
Surnames from Wales -It has been estimated that about nine-tenths of the Welsh population answer to a total of just one hundred
Examples of Welsh surnames are Bennett, Beynon, Davis, Ellis, Evans,
Griffiths, Jones, Lewis, Llewelyn, Lloyd, Owen, Pritchard, Pugh,
Powell, Price, Meredith, Thomas, Trewent, Yorath and Williams.
Welsh surnames make use of patronymics as opposed to fixed surnames.
Patronymics are of , relating to, or derived from the name of one's father or a paternal ancestor.
The Welsh patronymics surnames system used the prefixes ab or ap (meaning son of)
such as ap Rhys (for son of Rhys) or ab Owen (for son of Owen).
This lead to many surnames beginning with the letters B
and P. The letter A was dropped from ap and ab. The name ap
Howell was thus shortened to Phowell and gradually this then
lead to the surname Powell.
from 'ab Owen' son of Owen
from 'ap Rhys' for son of Rhys
'ap Richard' son of Richard
Importance of a First Name!
We respond to our name throughout our lives. People associate
us with our first name, it forms part of our identity. They help to distinguish us from one to another. Other
people gain immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views
of people, just from hearing a name they can
therefore give us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a
disadvantage! The choice of a name is, therefore, incredibly important.
And those of us who choose a baby's name are taking on
a responsible task!
meanings of Welsh baby names
Meanings of a name are only really
important to the person that they belong to! They
are not actually interesting to anyone else! To give credence to
this statement ask yourself the following questions...
answer for the vast majority of people will be a resounding
"No!". They are, however,
interesting when trying to decide upon a Welsh baby name. If you are
undecided, perhaps the meaning of a name would help you make a
about Welsh names!
At one time or
another most of us have posed some the following questions about
our own names...
does my name mean?
Why did my
parents choose the name?
any strong family connections?
Why was I
given such a popular name?
Why was I
given such an unusual name?
baby name shall I give to my baby?
Will the baby
name suit my
baby? Should it be traditional, unusual, unique, exotic, popular
or cool? Will it be suitable throughout all life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!").
Will it be appropriate throughout a full life cycle starting with baby - toddler - school child - teenager - young adults - parents - middle age - retirement and
ending with old age. Will it suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will the schoolchild be teased
mercilessly about a name? What will your baby think of your choice?
is at hand when making a choice from Welsh baby names!
The various sections included in www. babynames.
org. uk accessed
via the Site Map will provide answers
to all of your questions regarding the choice of first names.
And our exclusive Name Evaluator
will help you avoid any of the many pitfalls!