Meaning: “White rose.”
Nicknames: Rose, Rosie, Rosa
Meaning: debated “She of Great Desire.” “Idol; image.”
Eluned derived from Welsh -el “greatly, much” + (i)uned “wish, desire.” Or from Welsh eilun “image, idol.”
Pronunciation: Eng (eh-LOON-ed); Welsh (el-EEN-ed)
Detail: Eluned was a handmaiden of the Lady of the Fountain in the Welsh Arthurian romance Owein. She had a magic ring which rendered the wearer invisible – one of the Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain. Eluned’s beauty and intelligence were legendary. This was also the name of a 5th-century Welsh saint.
Nicknames: Luna, Elle, Lena, Lune, Ned
Name Day: November 15
Meaning: (Celtic) “Bear; Stone” (Germanic) “Thor, eagle.”
Nicknames: Art, Artie, Thor
Detail: King Arthur is a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against the Saxon invaders in the early 6th century.
Lucius Artorius Castus was a Roman officer who lived in the late second century.
St. Arzhel was born in Wales in 482, founded a monastery in the Forest of Broceliande in Brittany. Famed as a magician, Arzhel was summoned to King Childebert’s court in Paris. After his death, Arzhel’s name was invoked to end droughts.