Celtic Submitted Place Names

These names are used by Celtic peoples.
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AN SEARRACH (Island) Irish
Gaelic form of Serough Island.
ATHENRY (Settlement) Irish
Athenry (Baile Áth an Rí) meaning "Town of the Ford of the King" is a town in County Galway, Ireland, which lies 25 kilometres east of Galway city.
AVALBANE (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Irish Abhaill Bhán "white orchard". This is or was the name of a township in the civil parish of Clontibret in County Monaghan, Ireland.
BANGLADESH (Country) Bengali, Armenian, Basque, Breton, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, Swedish
From Bengali বাংলাদেশ (Bangladeś) meaning "land of the Bengalis", a combination of the name of the Bengali people and Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, land, state"... [more]
BEDDGELERT (Settlement) Welsh
A village in northwest Wales. The name means 'Gelert's grave', from Welsh bedd, 'grave' & Gelert, whose identity is a subject of debate.... [more]
BETWS-Y-COED (Settlement) Welsh
A village in rural North-West Wales. The element betws, in Welsh means 'prayer house'. The y is the definite article 'the'. The final element coed means 'trees'. This gives a full name meaning 'prayer house in the forest'... [more]
BLEAZ (Settlement) Breton
BRAINT (River) Welsh
The name of a small river on Anglesey, an island off the north-west coast of Wales. It is probably a Welsh form of BRIGANTIA.
BURUNDI (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the Country in East Africa. Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
CAEO (Settlement) Welsh
Variant of Caio.
CARDIFF (Settlement) Welsh
The capital city of Wales. Cardiff derives from the city's Welsh name Caerdydd, which in turn was derived from the city's Old Welsh name Caerdyf (In Welsh f (v) is often mutated to dd (th)).... [more]
CLADDAGH (Settlement) Irish, English
The name of an ancient village in Ireland, where the tradition of the Claddagh ring developed.
CWM GWAUN (Settlement) Welsh
Cwm Gwaun (English: Gwaun Valley) is a community and valley in north Pembrokeshire, Wales. The name itself is derived from Welsh cwm "valley" and gwaun "heath, moor".
CYMRU (Country) Welsh
From Proto-Celtic kom- meaning "with, together" and mrogis meaning "region, country, territory". This is the Welsh name for Wales.
DENMARC (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of DENMARK.
DYFI (River) Welsh
River in north Wales.
ELWY (River) Welsh
The name of a river in Wales, possibly meaning "second river" from Welsh ail "a second, another" and the river name suffix wy.
GIOGHA (Island) Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Name of an island off the west coast of Kintyre in Scotland.... [more]
GLYN CEIRIOG (Region) Welsh
Means "Ceiriog Valley" in Welsh
GRAN CANARIA (Island) Spanish, English, Esperanto, Dutch, Welsh, Breton, Asturian, Aragonese, German, Estonian, Faroese, Galician, Croatian, Italian, Hungarian, Norwegian, Serbo-Croatian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Icelandic, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Scots, Slovene
From Spanish gran "grande, great" and Canaria referring to the CANARY ISLANDS. Gran Canaria is the third largest and second most populous island of the Canary Islands.
GWALIA (Country) Welsh (Archaic)
Gwalia is an archaic Welsh name for "Wales". It derives from the Medieval Latin Wallia, which in turn is a Latinisation of the English 'Wales'. Although never as widely used as Cymru, Gwalia was once popular as a poetic name for the country.... [more]
IACÁRTA (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of JAKARTA.
INDONEZIA (Country) Abkhaz, Albanian, Armenian, Breton, Georgian, Romanian
Abkhaz, Albanian, Armenian, Breton, Georgian, and Romanian form of INDONESIA.
KILDARE (Region) Irish, English
From Irish Cill Dara meaning "church of the oak".
LEEDS (Settlement) Celtic
Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. It derives it's name from a Brythonic term Ladenses, meaning 'people of the fast-flowing river' (Welsh llawd). The word likely originally denoted a forest which covered the area of modern day Leeds.... [more]
LIFFEY (River) Irish
The River Liffey runs through the city of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. In poetry and mythology, the river is called Abhainn An Life, which is occasionally anglicized as 'Anna Liffey'
LIVERPOOL (Settlement) English, Welsh
A port city in western England on the mouth of the River Mersey. Uncertain origin. Possibly derived from Cumbric words equivalent to the Welsh leidiau, meaning 'mud' and pwll, meaning 'pool', or else the Old English formation *Liferpōl, 'thick, muddy pool'.
LLANBERIS (Settlement) Welsh
A village in North Wales. The first element is Welsh llan, 'parish, church of-'. The second is a corruption of Peris, a 6th century Welsh saint.
MAINILE (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of MANILA.
MOURNE (Mountain) Irish
Both the name of a mountain range and a river in Northern Ireland, meaning "misty fists" from Irish múig "smoke, gloom" and dorn "fist".
NAVAN (Other) Irish
Irish place name meaning "the cave" (?)
PANAMA (Country) Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from the name of the Panama tree (a common species in the area), from an indigenous word meaning "many butterflies", from Kuna bannaba meaning "distant, far away", or from a Guaraní word meaning "place of many fish"... [more]
PORT EYNON (Settlement) Welsh
RHYL (Settlement) Welsh
This is the name of a town in Northern Wales.
SÁPMI (Region) Sami, Swedish, English, German, Breton, Faroese, Manx, Scots, Vietnamese
Perhaps ultimately derived from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē meaning "earth". Suomi, the Finnish name for Finland, is believed to be derived from the same root... [more]
SAWEL (Mountain) English, Irish (Anglicized)
Sawel Mountain (historically known as Slieve Sawel) is the highest peak in the Sperrins, a mountain range in Northern Ireland. This is an Anglicized form of Irish samhail meaning "likeness", taken from its Irish name Samhail Phite Méabha "likeness to MÉABH's vulva", referring to a glen or hollow on the side of the mountain.
TREDEGAR (Settlement) Welsh
A town in South-East Wales. Its name derives from the Old Welsh tref, which means 'town' or traditionally 'farm, estate', and degewr, which meant 'ten acres'.
TURKIA (Country) Armenian, Basque, Breton
Armenian, Basque, and Breton form of TURKEY.
WATERFORD (Settlement) Irish
A city in Southern Ireland. Its name derives from Old Norse veðra, 'ram' (Swedish vädur, 'ram', See WETHERBY) and fjord, 'fjord'.
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