Names

Words for name in Celtic languages.

Proto-Celtic *anman = name
Gaulish anuana = name
Primitive Irish ᚐᚅᚋ (anm) = name
Old Irish (Goídelc) ainmm, ainm [anʲmʲ] = name, reputation, repute, renown; noun
Irish (Gaeilge) ainm [ˈanʲəmʲ] = name, reputation, noun
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) ainm [ɛnɛm] = name, denomination, title
Manx (Gaelg) ennym [ɛnɛm] = name, noun, epithet, designation, title of book, figurehead
Proto-Brythonic *anw [ˈanw] = name
Old Welsh anu = name
Middle Welsh (Kymraec) enw = name
Welsh (Cymraeg) enw [ˈɛnʊ / ˈeːnu] = name, appellation, appellative; title, denomination, term, name or title; noun
Cornish (Kernewek) hanow [‘hanɔʊ / ‘hænɔ] = name, noun, substantive
Middle Breton hanu, anff = name
Breton (Brezhoneg) anv [ˈɑ̃n.o] = name, noun

Etymology: from the Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (name) [source].

Words marked with a * are reconstructions.

Sources: Wiktionary, Am Faclair Beag, teanglann.ie, On-line Manx Dictionary, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, Gerlyver Kernewek, Dictionnaire Favereau

Useful phrases

What’s your name?

  • Irish: Cén t-ainm atá ort? Cad is ainm duit? C’ainm atá ort?
  • Scottish Gaelic: Dè an t-ainm a th’ort
  • Manx: Cre’n ennym t’ort?
  • Welsh: Beth ydy dy enw di?
  • Cornish: Pyth yw dha hanow?
  • Breton: Petra eo da anv? Pe anv out?

My name is …

  • Irish: Is mise … / Mise … / … is ainm dom
  • Scottish Gaelic: Is mise …
  • Manx: Ta’n ennym orrym … / Mish …
  • Welsh: … dwi / … ydw i
  • Cornish: Ow hanow yw …
  • Breton: … eo ma anv

More phrases in:
Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Cornish, Breton

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