Welsh Mythology Dog Names

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Introduction

Wales is a country with a storied and complex history, which stretches back many centuries, and is a place that has undergone many changes since it was first founded. We feel that the gods, monsters, and heroes of Welsh mythology have always served as a great means of reflecting the mindset of the Welsh people after so many years of change and adversity; more than most pantheons, the gods of the Welsh pantheon are more benevolent and keen on helping their people through hard times. The gods of the Welsh Pantheon also are more unified than most of the deities, possibly reflecting the Welsh people's desire to remain unified despite any external factors. This theme will provide plenty of tags to use as a way to identify your awesome pup!

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Welsh Mythology Dog Name Considerations

We can think of a number of great reasons as to why you should give your dog a Welsh mythology name, so we'll go through a few of the more pertinent reasons one by one. First and foremost if you're a mythology buff, you should definitely consider naming your dog after a figure from the Welsh pantheon due to how pervasive these figures are; many of the beings from Welsh mythology are very closely tied to figures like King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The Welsh King Leodegrance, for example, served directly under Arthur's father Uther Pendragon and is the father of Lady Guinevere herself. 

Another reason you may want to consider giving your dog a name inspired by a Welsh mythological figure is a simple matter of etymology; most of the names attributed to figures from Welsh mythology tend to literally translate to a word that represents the aspect of life they preside over; one of the most prominent Welsh gods of the wilderness goes by the name Myrddin Wyllt. As it happens, Myrddin's name quite literally translates to "Myrddin of the Wild." So if you're a big nature buff, or if you own a dog who is, consider naming your pet after Myrddin or another the other Welsh forest gods or goddesses. 

Male Welsh Mythology Dog Names

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Aaron
The Biblical name which may have inspired Arawn's
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Gwyn
Gwyn ap Nudd was another Welsh figure who ruled Annwn
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Merlin
Myrddin was also known as Merlin Sylvestris
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Sylvester
A name derived from Stlvestris
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Arawn
Chief deity of the Welsh pantheon and ruler of the Annwn
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Nudd
The last part of Gwyn's name
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Dafydd
Another Welsh figure tied to Gwyn
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Ogyruan
The Welsh god of bards
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Ogyrvan
Another way to spell Ogyruan's name
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Gogyrfan
Another name related to Ogyruan
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Leodegrance
Ogyruan's son and the king of Cameliard
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Leondegrance
An alternate spelling of Leodegrance's name
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Leodogran
A shorter way to spell Leodegrance's name
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Myrddin
The Welsh god of the forest
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Wyllt
Myrddin's last name, making his full name "Myrddin of the Wild"
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Emrys
Another name attributed to Myrddin
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Merlinus
Merlinus Caledonensis is another of Myrddin's names
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Amaethon
The Welsh god of agriculture
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Ambaxtonos
An ancient Celtic word that inspired Amaethon's name
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Brân
Brân the Blessed was a Giant and a ruler of Albion
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Bendigeidfran
Brân's Welsh name
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Fendigaidd
Brân's Welsh last name means blessed crow
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Gwydion
A prominent Welsh god of war
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Gwyddien
The way to spell Gwydion's name in modern Welsh
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Guidgen
The Old Welsh way to spell Gwydion's name
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Fidgen
The Old Irish version of Gwydion's name
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Gofannon
The Welsh god of smithing
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Govannon
Another version of Gofannon's name
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Nisien
A tranquil and kind Welsh figure
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Efnysien
Nisien's twin brother, who was the Cain to his Abel

Female Welsh Mythology Dog Names

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Maude
A modern name that's based off of Modron's
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Morgan
In service to Morgan le Fay, the infamous witch from Arthurian legend
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Morgana
One of the many other names Morgan le Fay went by
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Gwen
Taken from Gwen Teirbron, a Holy woman of Breton origin
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Dôn
A chief Welsh female goddess and the mother of many other Welsh deities
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Donah
Another name derived from Dôn's name
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Modron
A Welsh deity whose name literally means mother
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Morgain
Another of Morgan's names
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Breton
Breton mythology refers to that originating in Brittany
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Blanche
Gwen's French name
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Alba
Alba Trimammis is one of Gwen's Latin names
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Candida
Another of Gwen's Latin names
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Wite
Another name attributed to Gwen, possibly of British origin
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Creiddylad
Considered by many to be the Welsh goddess of flowers and love
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Creurdilad
Another way Creiddylad's name was often spelled
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Cordelia
Queen Cordelia is said to be based on Creiddylad
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Branwen
One of King Lyr's daughters
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Cymidei
A Giantess know for her skill in battle
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Cymeinfoll
Cymidei's last name
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Cigfa
King Pryderi's wife
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Glohoyw
Cigfa's last name
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Ciochba
An Irish character who is connected with Cigfa
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Nimue
One of the first given names of the Lady of the Lake
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Lady
In honor of the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian lore
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Viviane
Another name attributed to the Lady of the Lake
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Evienne
Another name the Lady of the Lake went by
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Agrona
An ancient Welsh goddess of war
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Creirwy
Said to be one of the most beautiful women in Britain
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Cyhyraeth
The Welsh goddess of streams
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Morgue
This version of Morgan's name evokes the grave

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