Celtic Place Names

These names are used by Celtic peoples.
type
usage
BREIZH (Region) Breton
Breton form of BRITAIN and BRITTANY. Great Britain is called Breizh-Veur in Breton.
CAVAN (Political Subdivision) Irish
Derived from Irish cabhán meaning "hollow". This is the name of an Irish county.
CIARRAÍ (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KERRY.
ÉIRE (Country & Island) Irish
Possibly means "abundant land" in Old Irish. This is the Irish name of the country and island of Ireland. According to legend the island was named for the goddess ÉRIU, though in fact it was she who was named for the island.
KERRY (Political Subdivision) Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ciarraí meaning "CIAR's people". This is the name of an Irish county.
ROE (River) Irish
Possibly from Irish rua meaning "red". This is the name of a river in Ireland.
SHANNON (River) Irish
Probably from Old Irish sen meaning "old, ancient". This is the name of a river in Ireland. It is personified by the goddess Sionann.
SIONAINN (River) Irish
Irish form of SHANNON.
SLANE (Settlement) Irish
From the given name SLÁINE. This is the name of a town in Ireland, said to be named for the legendary high king Sláine.
TREFOR (Settlement) Welsh
Means "big village" from Welsh tref "village" and mawr "large". This is the name of a town in Gwynedd, Wales.
TYRONE (Political Subdivision) Irish
From Irish Gaelic Tir Eoghain meaning "land of EOGHAN". This is the name of a county in Northern Ireland.