Welsh Submitted Place Names

Welsh names are used in the country of Wales in Britain. See also about Welsh names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abergavenny (Settlement) Welsh
Means "mouth of the River Gavenny" in Welsh.
Abergele (Settlement) English, Welsh
A market town in Conwy County Borough, Wales. From Welsh aber ("river mouth, estuary") and‎ Gele, the name of the river which flows through the town, which is from gelau "spear".
Aberystwyth (Settlement) Welsh
Means "the mouth of the Ystwyth" in Welsh.
Affganistan (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Afghanistan.
Aifft (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Egypt.
Annwn (Settlement & Other) Welsh
Possibly from ande-dubnos, a common Gallo Brittonic word that literally meant "underworld".
Antarctig (Region) Welsh
Welsh form of Antarctica.
Aserbaijan (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Azerbaijan
Bangor (Settlement) English, Welsh
Derived from bancor, the Old Welsh word for "wattled enclosure". This is the name of a city in Wales, and the namesake of the associated University.
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]
Bhwtan (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Bhutan.
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.
Bwrwndi (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Burundi
Caeo (Settlement) Welsh
Variant of Caio.
Caernarfon (Settlement) English, Welsh
From the Welsh words caer "fort", yn "in" and‎ Arfon "opposite Môn (Anglesey)", therefore altogether translating to "the fort in the land opposite Anglesey"... [more]
Camerŵn (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Cameroon
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]
Cirgistan (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Kyrgyzstan.
Coweit (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Kuwait.
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".
De Corea (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of South Korea
Denmarc (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Denmark.
Dulyn (Settlement) Cornish, Welsh
Cornish and Welsh form of Dublin.
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.
Ewrop (Region) Welsh
Welsh form of Europe.
Fienna (Settlement) Welsh
Welsh form of Vienna.
Fietnam (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Vietnam.
Glyn Ceiriog (Region) Welsh
Means "Ceiriog Valley" in Welsh
Gogledd Corea (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of North Korea
Groeg (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Graecia (see Greece).
Gwalia (Country) Welsh (Archaic), Literature
From Medieval Latin Wallia, which was a Latinized form of English Wales. This is an archaic Welsh name for Wales; although never as widely used as Cymru, Gwalia was once popular as a poetic name for the country... [more]
Hondwras (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Honduras
Irac (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Iraq.
Khartoum (Settlement) English, Danish, French, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swahili, Swedish, Welsh
Most likely from Arabic قرطم‎ (qurṭum), meaning "safflower", or possibly خرطوم (ḵurṭūm), meaning "elephant's trunk". This is the name of the capital city of Sudan.
Libanus (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Lebanon.
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.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Settlement) Welsh
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a large village and local government community on the island of Anglesey, Wales, on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor... [more]
Lloegr (Country) Welsh
From Middle Welsh Lloegyr of unknown meaning. This is the Welsh name for England.
Madagasgar (Country & Island) Welsh
Welsh from of Madagascar
Maleisia (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Malaysia.
Moroco (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Morocco
Mosambic (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Mozambique
Ouagadougou (Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Mossi, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Welsh
From Mossi Wogodogo, meaning "where honor and respect are received". This is the name of the capital city of Burkina Faso
Pacistan (Country) Welsh
Pacistan (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Pakistan.
Pennant (River) Welsh
Means "the Head of the Ravine or Brook" (Welsh pen "head" + nant "glen, stream") from Middle English, Old French penant (Latin pœnitentia "penitence").
Port Eynon (Settlement) Welsh
Rhufain (Settlement) Welsh
Welsh form of Rome.
Rhyl (Settlement) Welsh
Seaside resort and community in the Welsh county of Denbighshire. The origin is not fully known. The name seems to be a hybrid of the English word "hill" and the Welsh definite article "y", meaning "the hill"... [more]
Rwsia (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Russia
Seland Newydd (Country) Welsh
Welsh calque of New Zealand.
Siapan (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Japan
Singapôr (Country, Settlement & Island) Welsh
Welsh form of Singapore.
Tajicistan (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Tajikistan.
Tiwnisia (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Tunisia
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'.
Tyrcmenistan (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Turkmenistan.
Wcráin (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Ukraine.
Yaoundé (Settlement) English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Welsh, Yoruba
From the outpost of Jaundo, founded between 1887 and 1889 by German explorers Lt. Richard Kund and Hans Tappenbeck and named so after the local Ewondo people, also known as Yaunde. The name could also have been a German rendition of the Ewondo expression mia wondo ("peanut farmers")... [more]
Ynys Môn (Island) Welsh
From Welsh ynys "island" and mon, which is most likely derived from Proto-Celtic *moniyos "mountain". This is the Welsh name of the island and county of Anglesey.
Yr Almaen (Country) Welsh
Germany in welsh
Yr Eidal (Country) Welsh
Italy In Welsh