91 Celtic names for brave boys, with character and a big heart

One of the first decisions that parents have to make when we know that we are expecting a baby is to decide what it will be called.

Your name is very important because it will mark your character and even your way of relating. It can be a name inspired by nature , in a language or in our place of origin . But we can also choose it for the sound of a letter or even inspired by literature .

And since all parents want our child to know how to face the vicissitudes of his long life, why not give him one of these 91 Celtic names for brave children, with character and a good heart ?

Although this group of ethnic groups known as Celts inhabited between the years 1200 and 400 BC, their mark is still strongly felt in the north of Spain, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. They went down in history as brave warriors, who believed in gods to explain natural phenomena and who were fascinated by strength and beauty . And all qualities are reflected in their language and in their proper names, which have survived to this day.

  • Alan: means “live in harmony, handsome man.”
  • Alano: it is the name of the Alans, nomadic shepherds and warriors of Germanic origin.
  • Albano: indicates that you are a native of one of the Alba cities.
  • Aldahir: means “place of horses”.
  • A llen: means “precious”.
  • Alucius: it was the name of a Celtic prince who gave a great treasure to King Scipio in exchange for recovering his fiancée.
  • Ambiórix: name of a legendary Belgian hero who fought against the Romans. He has a statue in Tongeren Township.
  • Arlen: means “oath or promise.”
  • Artai: he was the son of Brigo, the first inhabitant of Galicia according to Celtic writings.
  • Arturo: means “the one who has the appearance of a bear” and is one of the most important characters in Celtic history, since this great warrior became king when he extracted the Excalibur sword from the rock.
  • Artús: variant of Arturo, owner of Excalibur.
  • Avon: evokes the strength and fluidity of the “river.”
  • Bardo: means “poet”.
  • Nativity scenes: means “brilliant”.
  • Belenus: god of agriculture with power over fire, sun and light. It is characterized by its ability to purify and regenerate.
  • Beloveso: known king of the Gauls.
  • Brayan / Brian: used to designate a “man of great strength.”
  • Brenan: represents the simple beauty of a “drop of water”.
  • Brent: means “hill, mount”.
  • Breogan: it was the name of a mythical Celtic king of Galicia.
  • Briccio: means “strong” or “force”.
  • Caratacus: He was a warrior from a Celtic tribe of Britain, leader in the resistance against the Roman invasion.
  • Casey: means “one who is alert.”
  • Cearbhall: means “violent warrior”.
  • Cedrick / Sedrik: means “boss, battle leader”.
  • Cernunnos: god of wild animals and also of fertility, virility, renewal and abundance.
  • Cuchulain: hero and warrior of Irish mythology.
  • Dagda: warrior god with mastery of magic and wisdom.
  • Dailin: means “from the valley.”
  • Daly: means “counselor”.
  • Declan: means “full of goodness.”
  • Dilan: means “loyal as a lion.”
  • Diviciaco: he was a nobleman in Celtic history, political leader. Julius Caesar and Cicero referred to him as a diplomat, fortune teller, astrologer, and philosopher.
  • Donaldo / Donardo: it means “the one who leads his people, the one who runs the world.”
  • Douglas: refers to the “deep blue sea”.
  • Druso: ancient Roman name used by the Celts as a nickname for the Livia gens.
  • Dugan: is associated with people with dark complexions.
  • Eamon: means “guardian”.
  • Eirian: means “shine, brilliant.”
  • Elbio: means “person from the mountains.”
  • Erwin: means “fair, comrade in arms.”
  • Esus: is the lord of the forests in the Celtic pantheon.
  • Fergal / Fergie: means “man of strength, supreme.”
  • Finn: means “clear, white, bright”, referring to the hair color of a hunter and warrior from Celtic mythology.
  • Flocelo: means “young man, boy”.
  • Floyd: means “valley”.
  • Gaela: means “foreigner”.
  • Gallagher: means “anxious helper.”
  • Galván: means “white hawk”.
  • Gannicus – Celtic gladiator who led the rebellious slaves during the Spartacus war.
  • Garnik: means “he who lived among the alders.”
  • Glen: means “narrow wooded valley.”
  • Gordon: means “from the hill.” Very popular in Anglo-Saxon countries.
  • Gwyddyon: means “wise”. It is the personification of the magical power inherited from the priests or prophets of Ireland.
  • Hervé: means “warrior, worthy of battle.”
  • Idris: means “fierce leader, prophet.”
  • Iñigo: means “slope of a mountain”.
  • Kalen: means “the one who owns the keys.”
  • Kellan: means “powerful”, certainly a quite imposing name for our child.
  • Kelvin: means “friend, person you can trust”.
  • Kendall: means “chief of the valley.”
  • Kenneth: means “handsome, handsome, the one who is attractive.”
  • Kenny: nickname of Kenneth that means “the one who directs”.
  • Kerman: means “who works or lives near the church.”
  • Kevin: means “who had a beautiful birth.”
  • Kilian: Celtic variant of Cecilio.
  • Lennox: refers to a “person who comes from the land of the elms.”
  • Lug: means “bright”. It was the name of the god known as the “multiple craftsman”, because all the functions of the Celtic pantheon were attributed to him.
  • Maddox: means “good” or “generous”.
  • Mael: means “prince”.
  • Manannan: is an aquatic deity from Irish mythology, also called “king of the promised land”, gentle and kind.
  • Marvin: means “friend of the sea.”
  • Melvin: means “boss”.
  • Merlin: name of the most famous wizard of all time, spiritual guide and adviser to kings.
  • Morgan: means “man of the sea”.
  • Neil / Niall: means “champion”.
  • Nelson: means “son of Neil”, therefore “son of champion”.
  • Nuada: Irish king and god of war better known as “the silver arm”, because he lost an arm during a duel and was given a silver one.
  • Ogmios: god of eloquence and writing for the Celts.
  • Óscar: means “jumping warrior” or “friend of the deer”.
  • Ossian: means “little deer”.
  • Owen: means “young warrior”.
  • Quillan: means “puppy”.
  • Quinn: means “wise”.
  • Rafferty: means “wealthy” or “prosperous.”
  • Ronan: means “sea creature”.
  • Sayer: means “carpenter”
  • Serbal: means “innocent”.
  • Sucellos: Celtic god of agriculture and traditional medicine.
  • Taranis: one of the main gods of Celtic mythology, known as “the thunderous” for his power over thunder, light and the sky.
  • Tristán: means “noisy, messenger”.
  • Viriato: his successes in battle led him to be the leader of the Lusitanians in their confrontations against the Romans.

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