Welsh Place Names


Place names as first names are cropping up all over, with schools filled with kids named London, Asia, Paris, Boston, Dallas, Dakota and the like. Here are some place names in Wales that might make good first names. We're not suggesting you name your babies Mold, Mumbles, or Splott, but if you can picture yourself calling "Glyndyfrdwy, time for dinner!" or "Ystradgynlais, have you finished your homework?" then perhaps this page is for you!

For information on how to pronounce Welsh place names, we have some pages listed here.

Place Name Type
Aberfan village
Abertawe County/city
Adfa village
Aeron River
Afan River
Alaw village
Alltwen village
Alyn River
Amman River
Arrow River
Arth River
Artro River
Bangor City
Banwen village
Bedwas village
Betws village
Borras village
Braint village
Bretton village
Brynford village
Bryngwyn village
Brynna village
Burwen village
Cadair village
Cader village
Cadnant River
Caemorgan village
Caerffili county
Caio village
Cardiff City
Carew village
Carno River
Cefni River
Cegidog River
Ceredigion county
Clarach River
Cleddau River
Clwyd River, region
Clydach River
Clyro village
Clywedog River
Colwyn River
Conwy River
Cornelly village
Corris village
Corwen town
Cothi River
Crafnant River
Cwmnantcol River
Cych River
Cynon River
Cywyn River
Dafen village
Ddu River
Dee River
Dixton village
Dulas River
Dulyn River
Dwyryd River
Dyfed region
Dyfi River
Dysynni River
Ebbw River
Eigiau River
Elwy River
Ely River
Eryrys village
Ewenny village, river
Fathew River
Gaerwen village
Gamant village
Garw River
Geirionydd River
Glandyfi village
Glaslyn River
Glyndyfrdwy village
Gorslas village
Gwaun River
Gwendraeth River
Gwent region
Gwynedd county
Halkyn village
Hendy village
Henryd village
Hepste River
Kenfig village
Kilgetty village
Lisvane village
Llandarcy village
Llanellen village
Llanelly village
Llannon village
Lledr River
Lliedi River
Lloer River
Llugwy River
Llwyd River
Llyfni River
Llynfi River
Llysfaen village
Loughor River
Lugg River
Machno River
Maerdy town
Maesteg town
Mallwyd village
Marloes village
Mawddach River
Meillionen River
Meliden village
Mellte River
Melynllyn River
Menai town
Minera village
Monnow River
Mynach River
Neath River
Nevern village
Nyfer River
Ogmore River
Ogwen River, village
Pembrey village
Pembroke River
Penbryn village
Porth-llwyd River
Powys county
Radyr village
Rhaeadr River
Rheidol River
Rhisga town
Rhondda River
Rhosddu village
Rhostyllen village
Rhyl town
Rhymney River
Rhythallt River
Risca town
Ruthin town
Sam village
Seiont River
Severn River
Sirhowy River
Swansea City
Tāf River
Taf Fechan River
Taff River
Talley village
Tawe River
Teifi River
Teme River
Tintern village
Torfaen county
Towy River
Trefin village
Trothy River
Tryweryn River
Twymyn River
Usk River
Van village
Vaynor village
Vyrnwy River
Wye River
Wyre River
Ystradgynlais town
Ystwyth River