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Elain

Elain: Meaning and Origin

The name Elaine can be spelled in many different ways across different countries. With the fact the name is a female name it is easy to see why many have named there daughters this beautiful name. In Welsh the name is spelled without the letter ‘e’ at the end. Elain is the proper way to spell the name in Welsh.

The name means fawn in its origin. With the name Elain being associated with such a majestic and fragile animal it is very popular among baby girl names.

Popularity

Elain was not in the top 100 baby girls’ names in Wales during 2015.

Summary

Elain is a lovely names, just a the animal found on the Disney classic Bambi the name Elain is also a very delightful name. Coming from Greek origins the name has been around for multiple centuries nearly reaching a millennium of use.

With the name being around for so long and still being used Elain is a great option for a baby girl.

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Glesni

Meaning of the Name Glesni

The meaning of Glesni is blue or blueness. It is such a pretty name with a unique meaning, and it has been used as the name of a Welsh shop, and also used for the Dyfi Osprey Project.

Popularity of the Name

The name Glesni is one that is not heard too often, as it is not one of the most popular names in Wales.

It did not make the top 100 most popular list in 2015, but the popularity of name does not matter nearly as much as what the name sounds like and means.

How to Pronounce the name Glesni

Some might wonder how to pronounce Glesni, and there is a simple answer to that. The name is pronounced ‘Gless-nee’, and it sounds really pretty when it is said out loud.

Summary

Just because the name is not all that popular doesn’t mean that it is not a great name. The way that this name is spelled and pronounced makes it the perfect pretty name for any young girl.

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Efa

Meaning and Origin of the Name Efa

The name Efa is a Welsh variation of the English female names Eve, Eva, or Ava. Women and girls named Efa or the translation are located all over the world. Women and girls with this name are for the most part located in Wales. The name is derived from the Hebrew language. The meaning of Efa “alive”. The popularity of Efa for new born girls in 2015 was considerable. The name is showing itself as just as popular for girls in 2016, so far.

Variations of the Name

Translations of the name Efa include the following: Hawa (Arabic), Yeva (Armenian), Eva (Biblical Latin), Eva (Bulgarian), Eva (Croatian), Eva (Czech), Eva (Danish), Eva (Dutch), Eeva, Eevi (Finnish), Ève, Eve (French), Eva (Georgian), Eva (German), Eva (Greek), Chava, Hava (Hebrew), Éva, Évike (Hungarian), Eva (Icelandic), Éabha (Irish), Eva (Italian), Ieva (Latvian), Ieva (Lithuanian), Eva (Norwegian), Ewa (Polish), Eva (Portuguese), Eva, Yeva (Russian), Eva (Slovak), Eva (Slovene), Eva, Evelia, Evita (Spanish), Eva (Swedish), Havva (Turkish).

Popularity of Efa

Efa was not in the top 100 most popular baby girls’ names in Wales in 2015.

Famous People Called Efa

There are not too many famous people with the name Efa, one to note is Efa Gruffudd Jones who is the Chief Executive of Canolfan Dysgu Cymraeg Genedlaethol at the University of Wales Trinity Saint Davids.

Traits of girls called Efa

Women and girls with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community. Those with this name have a need to work with others and to be appreciated. Women and girls named with the name tend to be creative and excel at communicating. When someone so named, they are often drawn to the arts and enjoy life immensely. They crave being the center of attention, and enjoy endeavours that put them in the limelight. A woman with this name tends to become involved in many different activities. However, women with this name are sometimes reckless with both their energies and with money.

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Manon

Meaning and Origin of the Name Manon

Manon, is a female name that is the diminutive of Marie. Manon is derived from the French name Madeline. It also serves as a nickname for Marie.

The Welsh meaning of Manon is “queen and the most beautiful”. Another Manon meaning in Wales is the “wished-for child.” Manon is a popular name.

Popularity

The name Manon is currently a popular name for girls in Wales, France and Belgium. Manon as a Welsh language girl’s name is more popular in North Wales than in South Wales. It was one of the top girls Welsh originating baby name in the United Kingdom in 2015.

Famous People Called Manon

There are numerous famous women that had the name Manon. Artists, filmmakers, politicians, and athletes have been called Manon. Manon, the name of a famous Swiss artist. Manon Barbe, was a city councillor in the city of Montreal, Quebec and borough mayor of LaSalle. Manon Barbeau, from Quebec, is a filmmaker.

Manon Nummerdor-Flier, is a Dutch volleyball player. Manon van der Meer-Masseurs and Manon van Rooijen are Olympic swimmers from Rotterdam and Leerdam, respectively. Gabriëlla Maria “Manon” Melis is a Dutch professional footballer. Manon Rhéaume, a silver medalist in the 1998 Olympic Hockey. Manon von Gerkan is a German model and actress.

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Alwena

Meaning and Origin of Alwena

There are millions of girl’s names the world over and it just depends on upon one on which one to pick.  This article is going to talk about the name Alwena and why you should choose this name.

The meaning of Alwena is almost the same as Alwena as it is just its variant. It is a very common name in the Wales and has been in use for several years now. It sounds such a beautiful name, and it means a lady who keeps elves.

Popularity of the Name Alwena

Some people would love to give their kids names that have been used by iconic individuals in the society. Alwena has not been left behind too. The popularity of Alwena has been escalating over the years as because of an interesting welsh book called Alwena’s garden, which depicts a young girl who lives with her father out in the mountains. Alwena was in search of a backyard, and the story goes on to talk about how she marvelled so courageously to go about satisfying the guest for a garden of her own. If you are looking for a name for your daughter with a tinge of fantasy, then Alwena sounds right for you.

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Lili

Meaning and Origin of the Name Lili

Lili wen fach, snowdrop in Welsh
Lili wen fach, snowdrop in Welsh

The name Lili is the Welsh version of the more commonly used name Lily which of course can both be shorter versions of the formal names Lilian or Elizabeth.

The meaning of Lili means different things depending on the culture. For example in Hebrew where the name first originated Lili means Oath or God or God’s satisfaction.

However, in French culture, the name means flower in representation of the flower species Lily. Yet in China the name is a variant on the name Lee-Lee which means beautiful.

Popularity

As for the popularity of Lili as an actual name in recent years, it didn’t make the top 100 of the most popular baby girls’ names in the year 2015.  In the United States in 2012 around 89 baby girls were named Lili at the time of birth.

Famous People and Things Called Lili

As for some well-known individuals who have had the name Lili. Many made the name Lili known not just in the field of entertainment but also in other notable fields as well. These individuals included such notable names as Lili Taylor, Lili Kraus, and Lili Bose.

‘Lili wen fach’ in Welsh means snowdrop (flower).

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Teleri

Meaning and Origin of the Name Teleri

The name Teleri is of Welsh descent. It is the extension of the name ELERI. The meaning of Teleri, or better put, the direct translation is “the daughter of Peul.”

Popularity of the Name

The popularity of the name Teleri is ranked 4739th. Teleri’s highest ranking was 1914th in 1996. And lowest ranking at 5545th in 2008. It is an extremely uncommon name. That puts the overall ranking at 3358. The information is from social security of United States, and/or the Office for National Statics of England, Wales.

How to Pronounce the Name Teleri

How to pronounce Teleri is a little tricky. There’s kind of a rolled “r” with the accent on the second syllable. ta-LAIR-ee, with a rolled “r” of course.

Famous People with the Name

Interesting other facts about the name Teleri, she is a character in Mabinogi, an multi player online role playing game. Also, Teleri were the third of the Elf clans who took the Great Journey in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Gateway.

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Cerian

The meaning of Cerian

The name Cerian is a girl name that has Welsh origins. The Welsh meaning of Cerian is beloved. The name also has a similar sentiment is Italian and Latin meaning dear and charity respectively.

Cerian is a variation on the Welsh/English name Ceri. It has extensive variations in other languages as well.

Popularity

It is a very uncommon and unique name as it was not included in the 100 most common baby girl names in 2015. It wasn’t even in the top 1000 baby girl names in 2015. There isn’t much information of the popularity of Cerian because it is such an unorthodox name.

How to pounce Cerian

How to pronounce Cerian is ‘Kerry-Ann’.

Famous People with the Name

Someone recognisable with this name is Cerian Griffiths. She is an award winning writer, editor, and proofreader. She is also a highly regarded Ghostwriter. Cerian is a distinguished name for a baby girl. It is just unique enough without being classified as bizarre.

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Elena

Meaning and Origin of the Name Elena

The name Elena is a Welsh form of Helen.

Helen of Troy was famous for being the cause of the Trojan War. She was the most beautiful woman in the world and was married to the Greek King Menelaus. When Prince Paris of Troy kidnapped her, the war began, ending in Troy’s defeat.

However, the name Elena now has more peaceful associations. It’s a name also used in Italy and Spain, and the meaning of Elena is “bright light” or “shining one.” People with this name are said to be creative and courageous and also born leaders. But they can sometimes be a bit stubborn.

Popularity of Elena

Although Elena is a form of Helen that goes back to the 12th century, it was not in the top 100 of popular girls’ names in Wales in 2014.

Famous People Named Elena

Elena Ferrante is an Italian novelist who in 2016 was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. She’s most noted for her Neapolitan Novels.

Elena Igorevna Radionova is a Russian figure skater. She was the 2015 Russian national champion.

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Tegan

Meaning and Origin of the Name Tegan

The popularity of Tegan is not too great, even though it is a beautiful Welsh girl’s name. And it is perfect for any parent who wants to give their child a bit more of a unique name because it was not found to be in the list of the top 100 names in 2014.

The meaning of Tegan means “loved one”, “darling”, or “favourite”. It is truly a special name because of that. It is a girl name that any parent can feel great about giving to their daughter.

You may also be surprised to learn that the name tegan means toy in Welsh.

Famous People with the Name Tegan

This beautiful name is shared with Tegan Jovanka, a fictional character in a British science fiction television show, and with others, as well.

It is the name of a Canadian singer, who is in a folk group Tegan and Sara, and it is the name of a Canadian actress, Tegan Moss, as well. Tegan Martin is an Australian model, and even though the name Tegan is not one of the most popular names, there are quite a few girls who gracefully bear the name. It is something special, and it is a name that no one will forget.

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