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Type Settlement
Usage English, Welsh
Pronounced Pron. kahr-NAHRVəN(English) kə-NAHVəN(English) kair-NARVAWN(Welsh) kier-NARVAWN(Welsh)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsCarnarvon, Caernarvon

Meaning & History

From the Welsh words caer "fort", yn "in" and‎ Arfon "opposite Môn (Anglesey)", therefore altogether translating to "the fort in the land opposite Anglesey". This is the name of a port town in north Wales. The name was first mentioned as Kaerinarfon in a 1221 charter by Llywelyn the Great to the canons of Penmon Priory on Anglesey. Former Anglicised spellings were Carnarvon and Caernarvon.
Added 12/4/2023 by BlakeIsHereStudios