Ancient Celtic Place Names

These names were used by the Celtic peoples who occupied Europe and the British Isles. See also about Ancient Celtic names.
type
usage
Afraicc (Region) Old Irish
Old Irish form of Africa.
Eboracum (Settlement) Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of York.
Ériu (Country & Island) Old Irish
Old Irish form of Éire.
Lugodunon (Settlement) Gaulish
Gaulish form of Lyon.
Mana (Island) Old Irish
Old Irish form of Man.
Moridunum (Settlement) Brythonic (Latinized)
From Brythonic *mori "sea" and *dūnom "rampart, hill fort". This was the name of a Roman-era fort in southern Wales. It is now known as Caerfyrddin.
Sinainn (River) Old Irish
Old Irish form of Shannon.