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The Latest News for Welsh Girls Names. Here you’ll find our latest information and news related to the names of Welsh girls or offers that we think you might be interested in.

Fflur

Meaning and Origin

The Fflur pronunciation is unique in that it rolls gently off the tongue yet is not an exclusively feminine sound. The Fflur pronunciation is indicative of the Fflur meaning of Fflur which is ‘flower’. The image of purity and beauty are among the top reasons that the Fflur name is beginning to rise in popularity.

How to Pronounce the name Fflur

Fflur, pronounced as F-LEER is becoming a popular name for girls, but as of 2012 has not yet made the list of the top 100 names in Wales according to the Office of National Statistics. Name lists are maintained in almost every country and some trends cross over national borders and are used as unisex names for boys and girls.

Famous People Called Fflur

While the Fflur name is still catching on, there are some famous people in history who carry the same moniker. Elin Fflur Jones is a popular folk musician and lead singer of the band Bran. Not to be consider just another pretty face, Elin Fflur Jones is also very intelligent and went on to study law. While the exact origin of the Fflur name is unknown, the most widely accepted theory is that it came from a historical and beautiful Welsh region of the same name.

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Eleri

Origin and Meaning of Eleri

The name Eleri is a Welsh female name. The name meaning is uncertain, but Eleri meaning is most likely river, based on the Eleri River in Wales. The name Eleri is most common in Wales, and is most likely related to the Celtic vernacular.

Popularity

In 2012 Eleri was the 80th most popular name in England. According to the 2012 birth records there were 46 little girls were the Eleri. However, the name is the 825th most popular name in the United Kingdom. Last but not least Eleri name pronunciation is EH lee ree.

Famous People Called Eleri

Eleri is may have only been used 46 time, but United Kingdom a couple famous Eleri’s. The first Eleri was a Welsh princess, she was the daughter of Brychan 5th a Welsh King. There is no information about Eleri.

Another Eleri, (Eleri Siôn) is more current, she is a Welsh singer, radio personality, and television presenter. Sion was born in Neuaddlwyd, Aberaeron on a farm. She attended the school Ysgol Uwchradd Aberaeron and received her collegiate education at Lampeter University . Sion would take a break to work as a presenter and finishing her degree at Cardiff University. Sion is currently employed with BBC Radio Wales as a radio host.

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Elen

Elen is lovely female name that has been common in Wales over the centuries. It was the name of a Welsh saint ‘Elen Luyddog’ who established a number of churches in Wales towards the end of the 4th century.

Origin and Meaning of Elen

Elen is commonly used as a Welsh name for Helen. It is also reported that Elen can mean ‘nymph’.

How to Pronounce Elen

Elen can be pronounced as ‘EL-en’.

Popularity

Elen is a popular name but it was not in the 100 most popular baby girls’ names in 2012.

Famous People

There is not an extensive list of famous people with the 1st name Elen but here are a few:

  • Elen ferch Llywelyn – the daughter of Llywelyn the Great and was born in the year 1206.
  • Elen Rhys – is a Welsh actress who starred in the films Panic Button and Season of the Witches.

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Gwenllian

The name Gwenllian is an elegant name that is often shorten to Gwen. This name has been a prominent name in Welsh history and goes as far back as the medieval times.

Meaning and Origin

Gwenllian meaning – this name is composed of 2 Welsh words ‘Gwen’ meaning fair and ‘Llian’ meaning flaxen.

Gwenllian Pronunciation

Gwenllian is pronounced in three syllables Gwen-Lli-Ann. The letter ‘LL’ is not in the English language but ‘Lli’ pronounced sounds a little like ‘key’.

Popularity

Not in the 100 most popular Welsh girls baby names in 2012, but this baby name is quite trendy with Welsh parents.

Famous People

  • Gwenllian ferch Llywelyn –was the daughter of the Prince of Wales Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. She was the last true Princess of Wales.
  • Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd – was the daughter of Gruffydd who was the Prince of Deheubarth.

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Glenda

Girl’s Name Glenda

Discover the meaning; origin and popularity of this Welsh name. Glenda is an attractive female name that originates from Wales. The name is an easy name to pronounce as it’s only composed of 2 syllables ‘Glen-da’.

Meaning of the name Glenda

Glenda is formed from two Welsh words ‘glân’ which means holy or pure and ‘da’ which means good.

The Popularity of the Name

Glenda was not in the top 100 baby girls’ names in Wales in 2012 (figures from the ONS). However, people called this name can still be found in many Welsh towns and villages.

Famous People

Here is a brief list of people with the 1st name Glenda:

  • Glenda Jackson – is a Politician who represented the Labour party and before politics she was an actress who starred in the films ‘Women in Love’ and ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’.
  • Glenda Linscott – is an Australian actress who appeared in the soap series Neighbors.

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Glenys

Girl’s Name Glenys

Glenys is a gorgeous female name that originates from Wales. It is a short name that is composed of 2 syllables ‘Glen-ys’. On this page you’ll read about the meaning of the name, it popularity and famous people called Glenys.

Meaning of Glenys

Glenys is derived from the Welsh word glân which means holy, pure or fair.

Glenys’ Popularity

Glenys was not in the top 100 baby girls’ names in Wales in 2012. However you’ll still find someone with the name in most Welsh towns and villages.

Famous People

Here is a brief list of people with the 1st name Glenys:

  • Glenys Kinnock – is was a Labour politician who is married to the ex-Labour leader Neil Kinnock.
  • Glwnys Thornton – is Labour politician and member of the house of Lords.

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Meinir

Discover the Name Meinir

Meinir is a short but sweet girl’s name that’s popular in Wales. On this page you’ll discover the origins of name, its popularity and famous people with the first name Meinir.

Meaning of the Name

The name Meinir is a Welsh name that means ‘maiden.

The Name’s Popularity

Meinir is a fairly popular Welsh name in Wales however it is not currently in the top 100 baby girl’s names in Wales (figures release by the ONS).

Famous People and Fictional Character

There are not too many famous people with the 1st name Meinir. The only person of note is Meinir Elin Gwilym who is a Welsh musician, songwriter and radio presenter that comes from Anglesey in North Wales. Her music is predominantly in Welsh and in her album ‘Tombola’ she sung with the Tenor Bryn Terfel.

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Dilys

Dilys – a Welsh Girl’s Name

Dilys is a lovely girl’s name that originates from Wales. On this page you’ll discover the meaning of the name Dilys, its popularity and famous people with the first name Dilys.

Meaning of the Name

The name Dilys means ‘genuine’ in Welsh.

Dilys’ Popularity

Although Dilys is a pretty name it is not currently in the top 100 Welsh baby girls’ names.

Famous People and Fictional Character

Here is a brief list of a few people called Dilys:

  • Dilys Cadwaladr –was the 1st female to win the ‘Yr Goron’ of the national Eisteddfod.
  • Dilys Price – is the fictional character out of cartoon series Fireman Sam.

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Gwen

Name Gwen

Gwen is a sweet and beautiful Welsh girl’s name. On this page we hope that you’ll be able to appreciate the meaning of the name Gwen, its popularity and celebrities and other public figures called Gwen.

Gwen Meaning

Gwen means ‘blessed’ or ‘fair’. Gwen can also be the pet forms of the girl’s names Gwenllian, Gwenhwyfar or Gwendoline.

Popularity

Gwen is a popular name but it is not currently in the top 100 Welsh girl’s names in Wales.

Famous People Called Gwen

Here’s a list of a few celebrities and fictional characters with the 1st name Gwen:

  • Gwen Stefani – is an American lead singer in the band No Doubt.
  • Gwen Sebastian – is country music singer and song writer.
  • Gwen Stacy – is a comic character who stars with Spiderman.
  • Gwen Tennyson – is a fictional character in the cartoon series Ben 10.

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Eira

Welsh Name Eira

Eira is a lovely Welsh girl’s name. On this webpage you will discover the meaning of the short name Eira, its popularity and famous people called the name.

Meaning and Origin

Eira is a Welsh word that means snow.

Popularity

You will hear people with the name Eira in Wales but Eira is not currently in the top 100 baby names in Wales at the moment (figures from the Office of National Statistics in 2011).

Famous People with the First Name Eira

We unfortunately could not find any famous people called Eira. Please let us know if you know any famous celebrities called Eira. Post your comments at the bottom of this page.

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