77 Celtic names for brave, warrior and beautiful girls

The name options for girls are countless. When we decide not to continue with the family tradition and choose a unique one for our daughter, many parents wonder how to choose the perfect name . We can look at our place of origin , in some language that attracts our attention (even if it is already a dead language), in the sound of a letter whose phoneme attracts us or even in the names of women who have had a great transcendence in history or, at least, in ours …

And, among all of them, there is a warrior people that, although they settled mainly in the north of Spain (Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria), left a deep mark that is still palpable both in the Cantabrian Sea and in Wales, Ireland or Scotland. .

We are talking about the Celts, with sound names that appeal to nature, to the gods, but also to characteristics of strong, brave and beautiful women . Without a doubt, the best first gift for our baby and one that will accompany him throughout his life.

  • Ailish: is the Celtic variant of Alice and means “noble”.
  • Aine: in Celtic mythology this name corresponded to that of the queen of the fairies. In Gaelic it means “radiance”.
  • Alanis / Alanys: Variant of Alan and means “precious”.
  • Alanna: people of the Alans, an ancient nomadic people originally from Scythia. It means “beautiful, bright”.
  • Alda: means “the most beautiful”.
  • Aldara: feminine name of Germanic origin that derives from Aldewara, “old wise”.
  • Alina: means “attractive, funny”
  • Arlina: means “promise or commitment”.
  • Arwen: means “fair”.
  • Beltaine: means “good fire” in Irish. Its origin comes from a Celtic festival in which the beginning of summer was commemorated.
  • Brenda: female variant of Brand. It means “sword, brightness of the fight”. Very common in Ireland, as it symbolizes strength, triumph and power.
  • Briana: means “strong woman or of great strength”.
  • Brianda: Spanish variant of the Celtic Brian, which means “sword of God”.
  • Bricia: means “strong”.
  • Brigid: goddess of Irish mythology, who represents the strength and passion of fire and poetry.
  • Brígida: it seems to come from the Celtic voice ‘Briga’, which means “strength, victory”. He is also one of the members of the Celtic pantheon who personifies fertility.
  • Caeli: derived from Kayley, means “narrow and thin”.
  • Cartimandua: means “elegant horse”. She was the last monarch of the Brigantes (a Celtic tribe) before the Roman conquest.
  • Cinnia: means “beautiful”.
  • Cleissy: means “queen of the woods”.
  • Cordelia: means “jewel of the sea”.
  • Donvina: means “crowned lady”.
  • Drusilla: means “fruitful”. It was the name of a Roman leader, sister of Emperor Caligula and her lover.
  • Eileen: it is a variant of Helen that means “beautiful like the sun”.
  • Éire: the oldest Irish name for Ireland.
  • Eleonora: means “that grows”.
  • Elvia: a variant of Elba, it means “that comes from the top of the mountains.”
  • Enedina: variant of Enid, which means “soul, life”.
  • Enya: means “little fire”.
  • Enyd: means “the one who has life.”
  • Epona: it is the Latinization of the Gallic name ‘epo’, which means “horse”. It is the name of the Gallic goddess, protector of horses.
  • Erea: equivalent in Spanish is Irene. It means “woman of peace.” In Greek mythology, Irene was the daughter of Zeus.
  • Evelyn: variant of Eva, which means “pleasant or pleasant”.
  • Finoa / Fiona: means “the one with beautiful hair”.
  • Geneva: comes from the Welsh ‘Gwenhwyar’, which means “white wave, or white like the foam of the sea”. It is a variant of Genoveva.
  • Gladys: it was the name of an important Roman gens and has been used in Wales since the 7th century, possibly derived from the Latin Claudia, which means “light”.
  • Genoveva: means “white wave, white like waves, like foam”.
  • Glenda: means “narrow and wooded valley”.
  • Gwendal: derives from the Breton ‘gwen’, which means “white, just, holy”. Although the Breton gwen is male, the Welsh gwen is female.
  • Gwendoline / Güendolina: variants of Gwendolyn, which means “sacred ring” or “the one with white eyelashes”.
  • Hazel: means “walnut or hazelnut.”
  • Iria: means “fertile land.” It is the name of an ancient Galician city, Iria Flavia, located in Padrón, A Coruña.
  • Jennifer: variant of Geneva and Genoveva. It means “of great spirit.”
  • Julita: although it is used as a diminutive of Julia, they are not related. It was a Celtic name, which became well known for bearing it Saint Julita, a martyr of the 4th century. Its original meaning is unknown.
  • Kaile: Variant of the Celtic name Kayley, which means “thin, slender”.
  • Kelly: variant of ‘Ceallach’, it means “brave”.
  • Kendra / Kandra: means “great champion”.
  • Kennocha: means “lover”.
  • Kiara: means “the one with black hair.”
  • Lenora: means “that grows”.
  • Lesley / Lesly: means “sacred garden”. It can also be used as a name for children.
  • Lynette: means “nymph, idol”.
  • Mabel: means “happy.”
  • Maeve: means “very happy”. It was the name of a mythical 1st century Celtic queen.
  • Matrona: is the name of the Celtic mother goddess.
  • Meredith: means “guardian of the sea”.
  • Moira: Celtic variant of Mary, which means “chosen by God”
  • Mona: means “noble woman”.
  • Morgana: means “the one that comes from the seashore”.
  • Morrigan: means “the queen of ghosts.” For the Irish Celts she was the goddess of war, who could transform from woman to animal and motivated men to go to fight.
  • Muriel: means “shining sea”.
  • Myra: way of referring to the “sea”.
  • Myrna: variant of the Gaelic name Muirne, which means “she who is loved, kind”.
  • Nealie: means “the one who governs”.
  • Noreia: it was a region of Nórica and also a goddess for the Norici, a Celtic tribe.
  • Oona: means “queen of the fairies”.
  • Orla: means “golden princess”.
  • Rhiannon: She was a Welsh heroine whose name means “the great queen.”
  • Saoirse: can be translated as “freedom.”
  • Shayla: means “of the enchanted palace”. It can also be a variant of Sheila.
  • Sheila: means “blind, hidden”.
  • Shirley: means “brilliant”.
  • Suria: is the name of the goddess who makes water flow in Celtic mythology. You can also write ‘Syria’.
  • Ula: means “jewel of the sea”.
  • Wendy: Hypocoristic English for Gwendolin, Güendolina, which means “the one with the white eyelashes.”
  • Winefrida: means “friend of peace”.
  • Yilda: means “the one who serves God”.

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