Old Celtic Submitted Place Names

These names were used by the Celtic peoples who occupied Europe and the British Isles. See also about Old Celtic names.
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Isca (River) Old Celtic (Latinized), History
Romanized form of a Celtic river name, from Common Celtic *iska- "water" (cognate with whiskey). This is the Latin name for both the River Exe and the River Usk, after which the towns of Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) and Caerleon (Isca Augusta) got their Roman names.
Malvern (Other) Brythonic
Derived from moel-bryn, meaning "bare or bald hill." A town in Worchestershire, England bears this name.
Orcadia (Island) Medieval, Old Celtic (Latinized)
A medieval name for the Orkney Islands, the famous archipelago of the northwest coast of Scotland. It comes from the Roman name Orcades which was probably derived from Celtic *forko- "young pig"... [more]
Pen-y-ghent (Mountain) English, Old Celtic
A mountain in Yorkshire, Northern England. In the Cumbric Language, the element pen, exactly as in Welsh, meant 'head, top, summit', and y, also as in Welsh, meant the definite article 'the'... [more]
Pritani (Country) Brythonic
Original Brythonic form of Britain.
Tamesis (River) Brythonic (Latinized)
Derived from Proto-Celtic *tamēssa possibly meaning "dark". This was a Latin name for the English River Thames.