Sunday, February 28, 2010

A's Female Celtic & Gaelic Names (Scottish, Irish & Welsh)

This list is not an exhaustive list. In fact, I have omitted some names that are hard to pronounce and less common.The meaning and origin of each name is included if known, as well as various spelling variations. You may need to conduct additional research. These were mostly taken from The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook by Sherrilyn Kenyon, 2nd Edition.

A's

Abertha - Sacrifice
(Welsh)

Adara, Adaira, Athdara - From the oak tree (Irish, Scottish)
Catches Birds - (Welsh)

Addiena - Beautiful
(Welsh)

Aderyn - Bird
(Welsh)

Adyna - Wretched
(welsh)

Aibrean, Aibreann - April
(Irish)

Adeen, Aideen - Fiery One
(Irish)

Aila - From the strong place
(Scottish)

Aileana - From the green meadow
(Scottish)

Aileen, Ailey, Aine, Ailia - Light, Bright 
(Irish, Scottish)

Aine, Aina - Joy, Bright, Radiant
(Celtic, Gaelic)

Ailsa - Rocklet inlet
(Scottish)

Aingeal - Angel
(Irish)

Ainsley - Meadow
(Scottish)

Airleas, Arleen, Arlene, Arlena, Arlyne - Pledge, Oath
(Gaelic, Irish)

Aislinn, Ailin, Aisling, Ashling - Vision, Dream
(Gaelic, Irish)

Akira - Anchor
(Scottish)

Alanna, Alane, Alene - Beautiful
(Celtic, Gaelic, Irish)

Alastronia, Alastrina - Avenger, a form of Alastair
(Celtic, Irish)

Alice, Alys, Ailis, Ailise - Sweet, Noble
(Celtic, Gaelic, Irish)

Alison, Allison, Alyson - Honest
(Irish)

Alma - Loving
(Celtic, Irish)

Amber - Fierce
(Gaelic)

Anice - Grace (form of Anne)
(Scottish)

Annabel, Annabelle, Annabella - Lovely Grace
(Gaelic, Irish, Scottish)

Ardra - Noble
(Celtic)

Argel - Refuge
(Welsh)

Arial - Vigorous
(Welsh)

Ariana, Arien, Ariene - Silver
(Welsh)

Arlana, Arlene, Arela, Arleen - Oath
(Celtic, Irish)

Armelle - Princess
(Celtic)

Armes - Prophetess
(Welsh)

Aselma - Fair
(Gaelic)

Assana, Assane - Waterfall
(Irish)

Asthore - Loved one
(Irish)

Augusteen - Great
(Irish)

Avonmora - From the great river
(Irish)

Awel - Breeze
(Welsh)

Aylwen - Fair
(Welsh)
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