Welsh Boat Names
Welsh Boat Names

The Welsh coast is home to some of the most beautiful and captivating maritime cultures in the world. And the names of Welsh boats reflect this culture and heritage.  

From ‘Yr Wyddfa’ (the Welsh word for Mount Snowdon) to ‘Gwylan Môr’ (Seagull), welsh boat names capture the unique culture and history of this vibrant nation.  

In this article, we’ve compiled boat names inspired by Welsh culture ranging from ancient Celtic gods to modern-day pop culture references!  

So if you’re looking for an original name that pays tribute to Wales’s proud maritime heritage, look no further than our list of welsh boat names! 

25 Welsh Boat Names Inspired by Welsh Mythology, Culture and History 

Here are 25 perfect Welsh Boat Names to help you christian your new boat: 

  1. Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon)  
  2. Manannán (an ancient Celtic god of the sea)  
  3. Gawain (King Arthur’s nephew and a Knight of the Round Table) 
  4. Dwynwen (the Welsh patron saint of lovers)  
  5. Cariad (a Welsh word meaning love or beloved one)  
  6. Gwylan Môr (Seagull)  
  7. Brenin Llwyd (the Grey King)  
  8. Gwydion (a magician, hero and trickster of Welsh mythology)  
  9. Lleu Llaw Gyffes (a legendary Welsh hero)  
  10. Boneddiges Fach (Little Lady)  
  11. Gwrhyr Gwalstawd Ieithoedd (Welsh mythical hero)  
  12. Aran Fawddwy (Snowdon’s peak)  
  13. Heulwen (Sunshine)  
  14. Ceffyl Dŵr (water horse)  
  15. Pwca (a Welsh fairy creature)  
  16. Ceridwen (the goddess of rebirth, transformation and inspiration)  
  17. Cŵn Annwn (Hounds of the underworld)  
  18. Rhiannon (Welsh goddess of fertility)  
  19. Teyrnach Wyddelig (a Welsh warrior in the legendary Mabinogion)  
  20. Dylan (Sea god in Welsh mythology)  
  21. Porth Mawr (a welsh coastal town meaning ‘big port’)  
  22. Ioan Glan-y-Gors (John from Snowdon)  
  23. Y Stormri (the welsh word for ‘Stormy’)  
  24. Llyn Ogwen (a welsh lake)  
  25. Rhyddid (Freedom or Liberty) 

And there you have it. The best Welsh boat names inspired by Welsh culture, mythology, history and geography.  

We hope that you can make one of these boat names your own! 

Happy Boat Naming 


Happy Sailing! 


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