Boy Names of Welsh language or origin
Welsh names for baby boys, with 1168 entries. Welsh names are among some of the most poetic names one can come across, despite difficulties in spelling and pronunciation that can trip up English speakers. Boys’ names have a quality of being part creative, part dapper, while girls’ names tend to sound fairy-like.
Welsh names are popular baby names for boys. The names have been increasing in popularity since the 1940s; prior to that, they were of only occasional use. At the height of their usage in 2009, 3.043% of baby boys were given Welsh names. There were 23 Welsh names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. In 2018, 25 Welsh names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 2.498%. Within all Welsh names, the English, Irish, and Welsh Owen was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #25 and a usage of 0.4815%.