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Welsh Names Starting with H

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A name of Welsh origin, the meaning of Haf is 'summer', 'born in summer'. This name is traditionally given to baby girls. It is also a diminutive of Hafner or Hafeez. In Welsh culture, this name is more commonly used as a middle name rather than as a first name. The name is quite popular in Asian countries such as India and Pakistan.

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The meaning of Hedd is ‘peace’ and it is of Welsh origin. The name is derived from a Bardic name which translates to ‘blessed peace’. A notable person named Hedd is Hedd Wyn, a Welsh-language poet.

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The pronunciation of Heddwyn is 'HETH-win.' It originates from a Welsh background. It consists of two elements, 'hedd' means 'peace' and 'gwyn' means 'white or fair.' The meaning of Heddwyn is 'fair peace' or 'holy peace.' It also translates to 'friend during wartime' and 'peaceful'. It was made famous by the soldier-poet named Ellis Humphrey Evans. He took on 'Hedd wyn' as his bardic name. He was posthumously awarded Bard's Chair for his poem 'Yr Arwr' ('The Hero') in 1917. A movie named 'Hedd Wyn,' released in the year 1992, narrates his story.

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Welsh

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Heulwen is of Welsh origin. It consists of two elements, 'haul', which means 'sun', and 'gwen', which means 'white'. The meaning of Heulwen is 'smile of the sun'. It also translates to 'sun-blessed', 'fair', and 'sunshine'. It is traditionally a girl's name. A well-known personality with the name is Heulwen Thomas, a Welsh musician and performer.

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The meaning of Howell is ‘eminent’ and it is of Welsh origin. It is said to be a variant of the Welsh name Hywel which means ‘far-seeing’. Notable people who carry the name Howell include Howell Edmunds Jackson, who was an American attorney, politician, and jurist, Howell Raines, who is an American journalist, editor, and writer, and Howell Arthur Gwynne, who was a Welsh author and newspaper editor.

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Hywel is a name of Welsh origin that is primarily used for boys. It is more common as a surname than as a first name, and it is a version of the name Howell. The meaning of Hywel is 'eminent'. The surname Howell/Hywel comes from a series of kings in the 9th and 10th centuries, from whom the Tudor dynasty was descended. A Welsh film and television actor, Hywel Thomas Bennett is best known for performing leading roles in movies such as 'The Family Way' and 'Shelley'. A British former competitive figure skater, Lloyd Hywel Evans participated in the 1964 Winter Olympics.

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