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What does Welsh mean?

Welsh Pronunciation of Welsh [welsh] as a name for boys is an Old French name, and Welsh means "Welshman". Welsh is an alternate spelling of Wallace (Old French): from "waleis".


Welsh has 1 variant: Walsh.

2 more different relations via Wallace: Wally and Welch.

Creative forms:
(male) Willsh, Wilsh, ..

(female) Weler, Welma, ..

Middle name pairings:
Welsh Tyrell (W.T.), ..

How popular is Welsh?

Welsh is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#1097 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Wallace (#1201 the previous year) and Wally are the popular variation forms of Welsh (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Welsh was well-received during the years 1920-1929 (median #686) and is now much less (#1600, 96%), with the form Wallace becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wallace, Wally in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Welsh and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Hersh, Welby, Wells, Wes and West. These names tend to be more commonly used than Welsh.