20 Breton names for sailors

20 Breton names for sailors

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Gwendal, Nolwenn, Brieuc, Loanne, Amaëlle ... we are going to Brittany with this selection of names!

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Loanne

Loanne

Loanne is the female version of Loan and the diminutive of Elouan. The name comes from the old Breton from the Celtic luh, "light".
His party : August 28th.
Its derivatives: Loane, Louan.

Cyril

Cyril

For a boy who wants to succeed in life, Cyril is the perfect name. It comes, indeed, from the Greek term "Kurios" which means "Master" and also "Devoted to the divine".
His party : Like Saint Cyrille, Cyril is celebrated on March 18th.
Its derivatives: Cyril, Cyril, Cyrielle, Cyrilla and Cyrillia.

Nolwenn

Nolwenn

The name Nolwenn comes from Celtic "anoan" and "gwenn" which means "lamb and white".
His birthday: July 6th.
Its derivatives: Noalig, Noluen, Nolwenna.

Aurelian Pol

Aurelian Pol

Latin Paulinus Aurelianus, in Breton Paol Aorelian. Saint Pol Aurélien, one of the seven founders of Christian Brittany in the sixth century, established his episcopal see in an abandoned Roman fortress that became the city of Saint-Pol-de-Léon.
His party : March 12th.

Its derivatives:Pablo, Paol, Paoli, Paolino, Paolo, Paul, Paulian, Paulin, Paulinian, Pavel.

Gwendal

Gwendal

Gwendal is a name of Breton origin that comes from Celtic "gwenn" which means happy, white.
His party : January 18th.
Its derivatives: Gwenn, Gwendoline

Amaelle

Amaelle

Old Breton "mael", meaning the master, the lord. Saint Mael, in the fifth century, was the nephew of St. Patrick.
His party : May 13
Derivatives: Amaël (masculine)

Conan

Conan

The name Conan comes from the Welsh "Kon" meaning "high".
His party : September 28
Its derivatives: Connan, Konan, Connie

Morgan

Morgan

Morgane is a name of Celtic origin. It comes from Breton "mor" and "gan" which means "sea and birth".
His party : October 8th.
Its derivatives: Maughan, Morgain, Morgan, Morgen, Morrigan.

Samson

Samson

The name Samson comes from the Hebrew "shimshôn" which means little sun. Saint Samson, one of the seven founders of Brittany, was bishop of Dol and died in 565. He is revered in Brittany and also in Wales where he was from. Samson is presented in the Bible as the last of the great judges of Israel. He died of a betrayal of Dalila.

His party : July 28th.
Derivatives: Samzun (in Breton).

Nevena

Nevena

Nevena is the feminine derivative of Neven, from the word "nenv", which means sky in Breton. This pretty name already known in the Middle Ages is also sometimes given to girls and worn as family name. It remains rare.
His party : April 6th
Its derivatives: Neven (male)

Brieuc

Brieuc

Brieuc is a Celtic name "brigh", which means strength, power, and "magl", to increase. Brieuc is one of the seven founding saints of Brittany. This Welsh monk of the sixth century who was warned of the Anglo-Saxon invasion by an angel. He fled Wales for Armorica, where he evangelized the people. He founded the monastery in the city that became Saint-Brieuc.

His party : May 1

Maelys

Maelys

The name Maelys originates from the old Breton maël which translates as "the prince" or "the chief".
Its derivatives: Azilis, Azélice and Cécile.
His party: May 13

Patern

Patern

Patern comes from the Latin "paternus", which means paternal. The story of this saint founder of Brittany is little known. He is the first attested bishop of the diocese of Vannes in the 5th century. This saint is prayed in case of great droughts so that the rains come back.
His party : April 15th or May 21st.

Malo

Malo

Malo is a name from the old Breton "march", the guarantee, and "luh", the light. Malo is one of the seven founding saints of Brittany. Born in the country of Galle around 570, he settled in Alet (today Saint-Servan), which he later became the bishop. The location of his tomb on a rocky peninsula near Alet gave birth to one of the most beautiful cities in France: Saint-Malo.
His party : November 15
Its derivatives: Maclou, Mahou, Malou.

Aziliz

Aziliz

Aziliz is the Breton form of the first name Cécile. The name comes from the Latin "caecus" which means "blind".
Its derivatives: Azilis, Azélice and Cécile.
His party: November 22

Yann

Yann

The name Yann is the Breton form of John. He comes from Hebrew "yo and hanan" which means: "God is merciful"
His party : December 27
Its derivatives: Yvan, Evan, Ian, Ivan, Ioannes, Jan, Jann, Jean and Yannick

Tristan

Tristan

Tristan is derived from old Celtic names like Drustan, Celtic drest, "tumult".
Its origin is disputed because it was, of course, also imposed by the medieval legend of Tristan and Iseut who inspired many works.
His party : November 12th or May 19th.
Its derivatives: Tristam (England), Trestan, Trystan, Tristane (female).

Tugdual

Tugdual

This name comes from the old Breton "tut", the people, and "uual", brave. Belonging to the seven founding saints of Brittany, Tugdual was a Welsh monk who came to evangelize Brittany during the 6th century. He settled there and founded the Tréguier monastery there. Legend has it that he was a pope and a winged horse brought him back from Rome to Tréguier after two years of pontificate.

His party : November 30th.

Corentin

Corentin

The name Corentin comes from the Breton "kaouraintin", whose etymology - uncertain - could come from "kaour", help, "kar", the friend, or "karent", the parent. Hermit in the forest of Armorica, renowned for its miracles, Saint Corentin became in the fifth century the first bishop of Quimper, long called Quimper-Corentin. It is one of the seven founding saints of Brittany.
His party : December 12th.
Its derivatives:Kaoun, Kaour, Kaourenti.

Lénaic

Lénaic

Derived from Elen, from the old Breton "elen", meaning big flock. It is a masculine given name, but it quickly became confused with the female name Hélène, from the Greek "hellios", sun, and became mixed. His party : girls are celebrating with Helen on August 18th, boys on September 7th.

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