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17 October 2014

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Pronouncing Welsh names

You'll hear a lot of new names when you live in Wales. Find out how to pronounce them properly and what they mean, with our sound guide.


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LL M N O P Rh S T W Y
a name, listen, meaning
female names
AlwenlistenFrom the river Alwen.
AlyslistenThe Welsh version of Alice.
AneiralistenFrom the Welsh 'eira', meaning snow.
AnestlistenThe daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan and Angharad in the 12th century.
AngharadlistenMuch loved.
AwstalistenMajestic, or revered. The Welsh form of Augusta.
  
male names
AddalistenWelsh for Adam.
AledlistenName of a river in Denbighshire.
AlunlistenA river in Flintshire.
Aneurinlisten6th century Welsh poet.
AplistenOne of the prefixes used to denote 'son of' as is 'O' in Ireland and 'Mac' in Scotland.
ArwynlistenFair.


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