50 Welsh Baby Names

Learn the meaning and origins of popular Welsh baby names

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The Welsh language is derived from Wales, a constituent state located in the United Kingdom directly west of England. While English is technically the primary language spoken in Wales, Welsh is also considered an official language. It's part of the Celtic language family, and it has given us some of the most beautiful baby names in the world. If you’re keen on giving your own baby boy or baby girl a Welsh name, start with this list.  

Popular Welsh Baby Names for Girls 

Below you'll find 25 beautiful Welsh baby names for girls along with their meanings, origins, and a few fun facts.

Ariana

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Noble, pure, very holy
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Aryana, Aryanna, Ariane, Oriana, Arene
  • Famous Namesakes: Ariana Grande, U.S. singer
  • Peak Popularity: The popularity of this name drastically increased from 1980 to 1982 in the United States. Since then, it has steadily increased, achieving its peak popularity in 2015. 

Avalon

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Apple Island, island
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Ava
  • Famous Namesakes: Avalon Gomez, U.S. actress; Avalon Rossi Tipton, director
  • Peak Popularity: Avalon reached peak popularity in the United Stated in 2002. For every million babies born, 122 were given the name. 

Bethan 

  • Origin: Welsh 
  • Meaning: God is my oath
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Bethany, Bethania, Elisheba, Beth, Anne
  • Famous Namesakes: Bethan Gwanas, Welsh author; Bethan Huws, Welsh artist; Bethan Jenkins, Welsh politician. 
  • Peak Popularity: Bethan reached its peak popularity in the US in 1988.

Cambrie

  • Origin: Welsh      
  • Meaning: Wales
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Cambie, Cambria, Cambry, Cammie, Cam, Brie, Bree
  • Famous Namesakes: Cambrie Shroder, U.S. television personality and model
  • Peak Popularity: Cambrie reached its peak popularity in the United States in 2017.

Fun Fact: Cambrie is considered a unisex Welsh name.

Cari

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Beloved
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Carey, Cary, Kerry, Carol
  • Famous Namesakes: Cari Read, Canadian Olympic swimmer; Cari Champion, U.S. sportscaster
  • Peak Popularity: The name Cari continuously grew in popularity from 1952 and reached its peak popularity in the US in 1976. In 2019, only 22 baby girls were given the name.

Dee

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: divine, delight
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Dea, Deana, Diane, Adea, Deandrea, Diana 
  • Famous Namesakes: Dee Wallace Stone, U.S. actress; Dee Dee Bridgewater, U.S. jazz singer
  • Peak Popularity: The name rose to its peak popularity in the US in 1961. 

Efa

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Life-giving, from Wales, 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Effa, Eva, Eve, Efraim, Evina, Evarose, Evert, Evita, Evelyne, Eveanna, Ephraim, Evie
  • Famous Namesakes: Efa Gruffudd Jones, chief executive at the National Centre for Learning Welsh
  • Peak Popularity: In 2015, the name Efa reached its peak popularity in England and Wales. In the U.S., fewer than five baby girls were given this name.

Elen

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Shining, Burst of the sun
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Ellen, Ellan, Elan, Ehlan, Maryellen, Elle, Elenora, Leona, Ilene, Eleanor, Helen, Elina, Eliana
  • Famous Namesakes: Elen Levon, Australian singer-songwriter
  • Peak Popularity: The name reached peak popularity in the US in 2012. In 2019, only 12 baby girls were given the name in the United States.

Enid

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Spirit, soul, quiet woman, 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Ened, Enydd, Enedd, Enyd, Enidd, Eanid, Eneida, Eneyda
  • Famous Namesakes: Enid Markey, U.S. actress; Enid Greene, U.S. congresswoman from Utah
  • Peak Popularity: The name was at its most popular in 1920 in the United States and has since declined in usage. 

Fun Fact: Enid is the name of a city in Oklahoma, and Mississippi has an Enid Lake.

Gladys

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Land, Nation, Princess, Country, 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Claudias, Gladdi, Claudia, Clady, Claudie, Claud, Klaudius, Gladis
  • Famous Namesakes: Gladys Blossom Noon, U.S. congresswoman from Maryland
  • Peak Popularity: Gladys is considered somewhat of an old fashioned name. In in the United States, it peaked in popularity in the early 1900s. In 2019, only 63 girls were given the name.

Glenda

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Holy, good
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Glendalee, Glanda, Glennda. 
  • Famous Namesakes: Glenda May Jackson, English actress and politician; Glenda Ferrel, U.S. actress
  • Peak Popularity: This name was the most popular in the United States during 1944.

Guinevere 

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: White shadow
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Gwen, Win, Wendee, Gwennie, Gwenn, Genevieve, Gwyn
  • Famous Namesakes: Guinevere Jane Turner, U.S. screenwriter and actress; U.S. Model Guinevere Van Seenus.
  • Peak Popularity: The name Guinevere reached its peak popularity in the United States in 2017. In 2019, 188 baby girls were given the name.

Fun Fact: Jennifer is considered the modern version of this old fashioned name. Guinevere was also the name of the ill-fated queen in Camelot.

Gwyneth

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Blessed, happy
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Gweneth, Gwenette, Gwen, Gwendolen, Guendolen, Gwennette, Gweneta, Gwenetta, Ceridwen
  • Famous Namesakes: Gwyneth Scally, U.S. visual contemporary artist; Gwyneth Paltrow, U.S. actress and entrepreneur
  • Peak Popularity: The name hasn't been super popular over the years. It saw a few spikes in the '00s, and in 2019 about 170 girls were given the name.

Iola

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Violet, beauty
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Iole, Iolanthe, Yolanda, Jolanta, Jolanda, Iolanda, Olinda, Yolanthe, Yomara, Iolee, Iolia.
  • Famous Namesakes: Iola Johnson, U.S. news anchor
  • Peak Popularity: The name hasn't been very popular over the years, though it did see a small spike in the early 1900s through 1930s. In the U.S., only five girls were given the name in 2019.

Isolde

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Ice ruler
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Iseult, Isolda
  • Famous Namesakes: Isolde Kurtz, German poet
  • Peak Popularity: Isolde is a rare name across the world. In 2019, 13 baby girls were so named in the United States.

Fun Fact: Isolde is a namesake of the lead character in the romance novel Tristan & Isolde, written by Rosemary Sutcliff.

Jennifer

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: White wave, Fair one, White Spirit, Shining, White Shadow. 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Jenna, Jenessa, Jenalee, Jinnifer, Geniffer, Jennie, Genni, Jennica, Genny, Jeniffer, Ginnifer, Jenniver, Jenifer, Jennee, Jennipher
  • Famous Namesakes: Jennifer Aniston, U.S. Actress; Jennifer Love Hewitt, U.S. actress; Jennifer Garner, U.S. actress
  • Peak Popularity: It saw a huge peak in popularity in the 1970s through '80s, with over 60,000 girls given the name per year at its height. Compared to now it has waned in popularity, but nearly 800 girls were still given the name in 2019.

Lynette

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Idol, Friendly, Gentle
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Lanette, Linnet, Lynn, Linette, Linell, Linn, Adallyn, Lynnmarie, Lynnette, Lina, Linett, Lunete, Luna, Lunet
  • Famous Namesakes: Lynette Woodward, U.S. pro basketball player; Lynette Long, U.S. psychologist and author
  • Peak Popularity: The name Lynette saw its peak popularity in the United Stated from the 1950s through '70s. It's faded in popularity since then. In 2019, about 67 girls were given the name.

Mali

  • Origin: Welsh, Latin
  • Meaning: Ruler and first born
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Molly, Mala, Amalia, Malvina, Mahala, Emily, Aimil, Amy
  • Famous Namesakes: Mali Nichole, U.S. Singer; Mali Koopman, Australian model
  • Peak Popularity: Mali was at its most popular in the U.S. in 2008. In 2019, 64 baby girls were given the name.

Fun Fact: In Thailand, the word "Mali" means jasmine flower.

Mari

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Drop of the sea
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Maria, Mary, Marie
  • Famous Namesakes: Mari Johanna Kiviniemi, 41st prime minister of Finland
  • Peak Popularity: This name saw a small peak in U.S. popularity in the '50s through the '80s. It's still in use today, with 113 girls given the name in 2019.

Megan 

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Pearl, Strong and Capable, Mighty, A person who looks at the sky. 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Meghan, Meg, Magan, Magen, Maegan, Megane, Meaghan, Meggan, Meagan, Meygan, Megyn
  • Famous Namesakes: Megan Fox, U.S. actress; Megan Pete (Megan Thee Stallion), U.S. rapper
  • Peak Popularity: This name has been exceptionally popular in the United States over the last 50 years. It reached peak popularity in the 1970s through 1990s, with over 20,000 girls given the name per year at its height. It's still in consistent use; in 2019, nearly 500 girls were given the name.

Fun Fact: This Welsh name is considered a shorthand version of the more formal name, Margaret.

Meredith

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Great Ruler, protector of the sea
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Meridith, Meredyth, Meredy, Merry, Merridie, Meridie, Meredeth, Merridith, Meredithe, Meredythe, Merideth, Meradith, Meridath
  • Famous Namesakes: Meredith Vieira, U.S. TV journalist; Meredith Monk, U.S. composer and singer
  • Peak Popularity: Meredith has been a fairly popular girl's name in the last 50 years. It especially peaked from the '70s through '80s with over 1500 girls being given the name per year during this period.

Fun Fact: U.S. country-pop sensation Taylor Swift named her cat Meredith Gray.

Morgan

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Sea-Born, sea warrior
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Maughan, Morgen, Morgana, Muirgen, Morgane, Morgaine
  • Famous Namesakes: Morgan Fairchild, U.S. actress; Morgan Elizabeth York, U.S. actress
  • Peak Popularity: Morgan was in the top 25 most popular baby names in the U.S. from 1994 to 2003 where it reached its peak popularity in 1997. 

Seren

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Star, sail mast
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Sirona, Siren, Soren, Serena, Serenity
  • Famous Namesakes: Seren Gibson, Welsh model,
  • Peak Popularity: The name hasn't been too common in the United States. In 2016 it reached a peak with 62 babies given the name. In 2019, only 25 girls were named Seren. It's remained popular in the United Kingdom, however.

Teagan

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Poet, beautiful
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Teagann, Tegan, Tegwen, Taegan, Tegin, Taygan, Tiegan, Tigan
  • Famous Namesakes: Teagan Clive, U.S. Actress
  • Peak Popularity: Teagan has been an uncommon name in the U.S., though it did experience a slight surge in the 2000s. In 2011, about 1500 girls were given the name, and it has since dwindled in popularity.

Trina

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Pure, innocent, good
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Thrina, Cateline, Katharina, Karine, Carina, Karin, Karina, Carine, Cara, Karen, Caitlin, Cate, Catheryn
  • Famous Namesakes: Trina Turk, U.S. Fashion Designer; Trina Robbins, U.S. comic writer and artist
  • Peak PopularityTrina saw a spike in popularity from the 1960s through 70s, with 1934 girls given the name at its peak in 1970.

Popular Welsh Baby Names for Boys 

Below you'll find 25 beautiful Welsh baby names for boys along with their meanings, origins, and a few fun facts.

Alwin

  • Origin: Welsh, English, German
  • Meaning: Noble friend, friend of elves
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Elwin, Audwin, Alwyn, Aldwin, Aldin, Aelfdane, Adalwen
  • Famous Namesakes: Alwin Nikolais, U.S. Choreographer
  • Peak Popularity: Alwin was at its most popular in the US in 1935. Only six baby boys were given the name in 2019.

Andreas

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Strong, brave
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Ander, Leander, Andor, Andra, Leandros, Arndor, Andrius
  • Famous Namesakes: Andreas Vesalius, Belgian Anatomist; Andreas Beck, German tennis player
  • Peak Popularity: Andreas has been a relatively uncommon name in the United States, though it did see a surge in the 2000s. At its peak in 2006, about 221 boys were given the name.

Fun Fact: The name Andreas is considered the Latin equivalent to Andrew.

Brad

  • Origin: Welsh, English
  • Meaning: Broad, wide meadow, broad clearing
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Bradd, Bradley, Bradly, Braden, Bernie, Brady
  • Famous Namesakes: Brad Pitt, U.S. actor; Brad Garrett, U.S. actor
  • Peak Popularity: Brad has remained a relatively common name in the United States over the last 50 years. It was especially popular from the '50s to the '80s, reaching a peak of 2,650 names in 1975. In 2019, 214 boys were given the name.

Brian

  • Origin: Welsh, Nordic, Celtic
  • Meaning: Strong, virtuous, honorable, noble
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Bryan, Bryon, Brien, Brion
  • Famous Namesakes: Brian Boru, King of Ireland; Brian Williams, U.S. broadcast journalist 
  • Peak Popularity: The name Brian has remained exceptionally popular over the last century. It reached its peak popularity in the '60s through '80s; at its peak in 1972 over 36,000 boys were given the name. It's become less common since then, but still widely used. In 2019, 1465 boys were given the name.

Fun Fact: The name is believed to have originated from the Celtic word "bre," which means hill. Its meaning later evolved to "high" and "noble."

Caden

  • Origin: Welsh, English, Arabic
  • Meaning: Son of Cadan
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Cade, Kadin, Cadan, Caiden, Kaiden, Kayden, Cayden, Kaden, Cadin, Cadon, Caedon, Cadyn, Cadan
  • Famous Namesakes: Caden Lovelace, U.S. novelist; Caden Michael Gray, U.S. actor
  • Peak Popularity: Caden is currently experiencing a rise in popularity, which began in the 2000s. At its peak in 2007, about 5043 baby boys were given the name. By 2019, that number reduced to 1500 names.

Cain

  • Origin: Welsh, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Craftsman, warrior’s son, archaic
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Caine, Kane, Cathán, Cathan, Kaniel, Keane, Kain, Cainen, Cane, Kean, Cayne, Kayne
  • Famous Namesakes: Cain Ackland, Australian football player.
  • Peak Popularity: Cain has remained a relatively uncommon name in the United States. In 2015, it reached a peak in popularity when 327 boys were given the name.

Fun Fact: Cain is a Biblical name; he was the son of Adam and Eve.

Cassian

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Hollow, empty
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Cassius, Cach, Cassio, Casiano
  • Famous Namesakes: Cassian Horowitz, U.S. actor; Cassian Delstar, Australian ice hockey player
  • Peak Popularity: Cassian has remained relatively unpopular in the United States. So far, its peak popularity occured in 2018 when 135 boys were given the name.

Fun Fact: There were at least four 5th century St. Cassians. One was the patron saint of stenographers (transcriber).

Daryn

  • Origin: Welsh/English
  • Meaning: Great, Little Great One, Oak Tree
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Darrin, Darren, Daren, Daran
  • Famous Namesakes: Daryn Kagan, U.S. broadcast journalist; Daryn Okada, U.S. cinematographer
  • Peak Popularity: The spelling of the name "Daryn" has been unpopular in the United States. Only 20 boys were given the name in 2019. However, the alternate spellings—particularly Darren—have been more common. In 1965 nearly 6000 boys were given the name. It's since faded in popularity, with only 370 boys given the name in 2019.

Drew

  • Origin: Welsh/English
  • Meaning: Wise, Manly, Brave, Masculine
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Andy, Andrew, Dru, Drewie
  • Famous Namesakes: Drew Abbott, U.S. guitarist; Drew Brees, U.S. NFL player
  • Peak Popularity: In 1985, the name Drew was at its peak popularity in the United States. Drew saw a notable peak in popularity starting in the late 1970s and through the mid-2000s. At its peak in 1985, about 2300 boys were given the name.

Fun Fact: Drew is considered a nickname for Andrew, which is more common.

Dylan

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Son of the sea, son of the waves
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Dillon, Dylon, Dillan, Dyllan, Dillen, Dylonn, Dylun, Dylen, Deelan
  • Famous Namesakes: Dylan Marlias Thomas, Welsh poet and writer; Dylan O’Brian, U.S. actor
  • Peak Popularity: Dylan is currently experiencing a peak in popularity, which began in the late '80s. In 2001 over 16,000 boys were given the name. It's still going strong; in 2019, over 7500 boys were so named.

Evann

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Archer, merciful God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Evan, John, Jehanne, Ieuan, Johanan, Eoghan, Ivan, Ifan, Ewan, Eavan, Evanjames, Johannes, Dejohn, Gianni, Jackie, Yanis
  • Peak Popularity: As a boys name, Evann reached peak popularity in the U.S. in 2009 when 28 boys were given the name. However, its more common spelling, Evan, has been much more popular. Comparatively, it saw peak popularity in 2009 when 10,178 boys were given the name.

Gavin

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: White hawk 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Gavyn, Gavon, Gawen, Gawayn, Gavvin, Gowen, Gawaine, Gavan, Gawin, Gawain, Galvin, Gavinn, Gawayne, Gawyn, Gaven, Gauvain
  • Famous Namesakes: Gavin McGregor Rossdale, U.S. singer; Gavin Rees, Welsh boxer
  • Peak Popularity: Gavin is currently experiencing a surge in popularity, which began in the '90s. At its height in 2007, about 11,725 boys were given the name. It's since declined some in popularity with 3000 boys given the name in 2019.

Glenn

  • Origin: Welsh, Scottish, Celtic
  • Meaning: Valley 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Gleann, Glen, Glenna
  • Famous Namesakes: Glenn Franklin Howerton III, U.S. actor; Glenn Gould, classical pianist and Bach interpreter
  • Peak Popularity: Glenn saw its peak popularity from the '20s through the '70s. At its peak in 1962, about 7315 boys were given the name. Since then, it's declined quite a bit in popularity; in 2019, only 127 boys were so named.

Fun Fact: Glenn is derived from the Gaelic word 'gleana', which directly translates to valley.

Irving

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Green river, sea friend, handsome
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Irwyn, Irv, Earvin, Irvine, Ervine, Irvin, Erv, Irvyn, Irven, Ervin, Irwin, Eireamhon, Yves, Ivo, Erouan, Erwan, Irvin, Erwen, Erwin, Herwin, Arwin, Iwe, Iwo, Arvin
  • Famous Namesakes: Irving Grant Thalberg, U.S. Film Producer; Irving Fisher, U.S. Nobel prize-winning chemist
  • Peak Popularity: Irving saw its peak in popularity from 1900s through 1930s. Its height was in 1918, when 1535 boys were given the name. In 2019, only 120 boys were given the name.

Jeston

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Clever, Good Think, Just and Upright
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Jestin, Justin, Jesstin, Jesten, Jessten, Jesston
  • Famous Namesakes: Jestoni Alarcon, Filipino actor and politician
  • Peak Popularity: Jeston has not been a popular name in the United States. Since the year 2000, fewer than 15 baby boys were given the name per year.

Kendrick

  • Origin: Welsh, English, Scottish
  • Meaning: Royal ruler, Keen power, champion
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Cynwrig, Kendric, Kenrik, Kenrick, Kendricks, Kendrik, Kenricks, Kendrix, Kendryck. 
  • Famous Namesakes: Kendrick Lemar (Duckworth), U.S. rapper and songwriter; Kendrick Lewis, U.S. NFL player; Kendrick Brett Meek, U.S. congressman
  • Peak Popularity: Kendrick is experiencing a small surge in popularity, which beagn in the '70s. At its peak in 2013, about 1050 boys were given the name. It's since declined slightly; in 2019, 700 boys were given the name.

 Maddox

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Son of Madoc, fortunate
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Madock, Maddocks, Maddock, Madog, Madox, Madocks, Maddux, Maddex
  • Famous Namesakes: Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, son of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
  • Peak Popularity: Maddox is currently experiencing a small peak in popularity, which began in the 2000s. At its peak in 2017—which has remained relatively stable the last decade—about 3,000 boys were given the name.

Fun Fact: Maddox is also a common Welsh and English surname.

Merlyn

  • Origin: Welsh, Celtic
  • Meaning: Sea fortress, black bird
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Merlin, Myrddin, Marlin, Marland
  • Famous Namesakes: Merlyn Myer, Australian Philanthropist; Merlyn Hans Dethlefsen, U.S. airforce officer and medal of honor recipient
  • Peak Popularity: Merlyn saw a very slight peak in popularity from the mid 1910s to 1940. At its peak in 1930, 137 boys were so named. In comparison, only six boys were given the name in 2019.

Mervyn

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Sea lover, sea friend
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Marvin, Myrddin, Merfyn, Marwin, Marve, Merwin, Marv, Murvin, Merv, Marvyn, Mervynn, Mervin, Murvyn, Merven, Merwyn, Merfyn, Merwinn
  • Famous Namesakes: Mervyn Tuchet, English nobleman and second earl of Castlehaven; Mervyn LeRoy, U.S. film director
  • Peak Popularity: Mervyn has not been a popular name in the United States. In 1937, there was a small blip when 55 boys were given the name. However, since 1880 only 295 boys have been given the name. 

Owen

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Young warrior, well-born
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Owain, Owin, Owyn, Owaine, Eóghan, Eoghan, Eugene, Ewan
  • Famous Namesakes: Owen Wilson, U.S. actor; Owen Bento, U.S. actor
  • Peak Popularity: Owen is currently peaking in popularity, a trend which began in the 2000s. Since then, it's only risen in popularity. In 2019, about 9300 boys were given the name.

Reece

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Zealous, enthusiastic, fiery, ardent
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Rhys, Rease, Rees, Ryce, Rhett, Reese, Rhys, Rees, Rhyse, Reyse, Rice, Ryez, Rece, Reace, Riese, Ryse, Reyce, Rei, Reyes,
  • Famous Namesakes: Reece Witherspoon, U.S. actor; Reece Lyne, English professional rugby player; Reece King, English model
  • Peak Popularity: Reece experienced a small surge in popularity from the '90s to the '00s. In 2001, at it height, about 800 boys were given the name. Comparatively, in 2019, 475 boys were given the name.

Fun Fact: Reece is a unisex name.

Rhett

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Speaker, enthusiastic, advice giver
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Ret, Rhys, Rhet.
  • Famous Namesakes: Rhett Davies, English record producer and engineer; Rhett Marshall Ellison, U.S. football player
  • Peak Popularity: Rhett is currently experiencing a surge in popularity in the United States, which began in the '90s. In 2019, about 2,400 boys were given the name, which so far has been its peak year.

Trevyn 

  • Origin: Welsh, Cornish 
  • Meaning: Fair Town
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Traevyn, Trevon, Tremain, Trey, Tray, Von, Traevon, Trevonte, Tramaine, Trae, Trayanna, Trayvon, Vonmarie, Vaughan, Trevontae
  • Famous Namesakes: Trevyn McDowell, property developer and former actress
  • Peak Popularity: Trevyn hasn't been a popular name in the United States. Its peak was in 2010, when only 53 boys were given the name. In 2019, only 16 boys were given the name.

Trenton

  • Origin: Welsh, English
  • Meaning: Trent’s town
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Trendon, Trent, Trant, Trintin, Trentton, Trenten, Trendun, Trinton, Trentyn
  • Famous Namesakes: Trenton Doyle Hancock, U.S. artist; Trenton Lee Stewart, U.S. author
  • Peak Popularity: Trenton experienced a small peak in popularity from the '90s through the '00s. At its peak in 2007, about 2,300 boys were given the name. In 2019, 512 boys were given the name.

Tristan

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Outcry, riot, tumult
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Tristen, Tristain, Tristynne, Trysten, Tristyn, Trystyn, Trestan, Trestin, Treston, Trestton, Trestyn, Tris, Trisan, Trisden, Trissten, Tristin, Drystan, 
  • Famous Namesakes: Tristan Trevor James Johnson, Canadian basketball player; Tristan Thompson, U.S. Basketball player
  • Peak Popularity: Tristan is currently experiencing a peak in popularity, which began in the '90s. At its peak in 2008, about 5,600 boys were given the name. This has declined slightly over the last decade; in 2019, 2,554 boys were given the name.

Fun Fact: Tristan is a namesake of the lead character in the romance novel Tristan & Isolde, written by Rosemary Sutcliff.

 

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