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Celtic Baby Names: Traditional Names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall & the Isle of Man

Authoritative, useful, and fun to browse, Celtic Baby Names offers 1200 traditional first names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, and the Isle of Mane. These names are drawn from the six Celtic languages, along with pronunciations, etymologies, and information about famous people of history and legend who have borne them. This is the only book of its kind, and the only American publication offering a wide selection of names in Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton. Genuine Celtic names will prove to be of interest to expectant parents, of course, but also to anyone gathering information about the names of relatives and friends, to those seeking new names for themselves, and to authors looking for meaningful and melodious names for literary characters as well. Browse the pages of Celtic Baby Names for names that are unique, authentic, and brimming with historical and mythical associations.

From the reviews:
"This guide is highly recommended."
Midwest Book Review

"Sierra provides an excellent introduction to each of the six Celtic languages that helps give an understanding of the cultural and religious background of the names. A useful contribution is the inclusion of pronunciation, a definite advantage ove many baby name books."
--ARBA-American Reference Books Annual

Recommended by Choice Reviews, American Library Association

Important places

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (408)


Cornwall (1,679)
Isle of Man (71)
Morbihan (104)


France (7,260)
United Kingdom (21,421)
Ireland (2,156)
Isle of Man (71)

Other geographical areas

Bretagne (112)
Bretagne (145)
South West (2,602)