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Welsh Names Starting with I

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A name of Welsh origin, the meaning of Ianto is 'God is gracious'. It is typically a name given to baby boys. It is the Welsh diminutive of Ieuan and John. The modern meaning of Ianto is 'God Is gracious'. Evan Ianto Davies is an international Welsh rugby player who has won a single cap for Wales. A fictional character in the BBC television program, 'Torchwood' is called Ianto Jones.

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Ieuan is a name of Welsh origin and this name is generally given to baby boys. It is the Welsh version of the names Ifan and John. The meaning of Ieuan is 'gift of God'. A church in Llantrisant has been dedicated to the sixth century saint, Saint Ieuan, in Anglesey, Wales. Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal was a Welsh poet and the first Welshman to write a poem in the English language. It is said that the poem was written in the 15th century and the poem was an address to Christ through the Virgin Mary.

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A name of Welsh origin, the meaning of Ifan is 'God is gracious'. This name is typically given to baby boys. It is the Welsh form of the names, John and Jonathan. The Welsh poet, Willam Evans, who is more commonly known as Will Ifan, served as the Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

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Ifor is of Welsh origin. It also has its roots in Norse and Teutonic origins. The meaning of Ifor is 'lord' in Welsh, German, and Norse. In Teutonic, it means 'archer.' Ifor also means 'yew, bow army', 'warrior' or 'bowman.' Welsh, English, and German-speaking countries use this name. It is traditionally a boy's name. Ifor is used as both first name and a surname. As a surname, it is mostly in use in Nigeria. The 12th century south Wales lord of Senghenydd and leader was called Ifor ap Meurig. The 20th-century scholar who established the foundation of studies of old Welsh was named Sir Ifor Williams.

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Ilar is a gender-neutral Welsh name. The meaning of Ilar is 'cheerful'. Ilar is a variant of Hilary. This name also has Croatian and English roots, but the meaning remains the same. Ilar is also a saint's name, thus rendering it very popular among a Christian population.

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The meaning of Ioan is ‘gift of God’ and it is of Welsh origin. Ioan is a Welsh variation of the name John. Famous people named Ioan include Ioan Gruffudd, a Welsh actor; Ioan Mang, a Romanian politician and Ioan Alecu Bassarabescu, a Romanian politician and writer.

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The meaning of Iolo is ‘worthy lord’ and it is of Welsh origin. Iolo is also a diminutive form of the name Iorwerth. Famous people named Iolo include Iolo Morganwg, a Welsh poet; Iolo Goc, a medieval Welsh bard and Iolo Williams, a Welsh TV personality.

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The pronunciation of Iorwerth is 'YAORWeh-R-TH'. Iorwerth's origin is Welsh. It consists of two elements, 'ior' means 'lord' and 'berth' means 'handsome or fair.' The meaning of Iorworth is 'handsome lord'. It also translates to 'worthy leader'. According to history, Edward is a form of Iorwerth, even though both have different meanings. As per Welsh Mythology, Iorwerth is the name of the son of Maredudd in the tales called Mabinogion.

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