Type Country
Pronounced Pron. /ˈweɪlz/(English) /ˈveːls/(German) /ˈvɛɪ̯ls/(German) /ˈʋeːls/(Dutch)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Old English Wealas, derived from wealh meaning "foreigner, Celt". This is the name of a country (part of the United Kingdom) in the west of the island of Great Britain. In Welsh it is called Cymru.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesWealas(Anglo-Saxon) Galles(French) Galles(Italian) Włochy(Polish) Gales(Portuguese) Gales(Spanish)


Entry updated April 23, 2024