127 BEST Welsh Terrier Names (With Meaning)

David R Grant Jan 26, 2023
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Welsh terriers are a small breed of dog with an independent temperament, making them great for active families.


They’re loyal and smart, so they need plenty of mental stimulation in order to stay obedient.


If you have a Welsh terrier or are looking to adopt one, choosing the perfect name is essential.


Here is our list of 127 welsh terrier names that each come with their own meanings!

1. Angus – meaning “one strength”


2. Arthur – meaning “bear-like”


3. Bella – meaning “beautiful”


4. Benji – meaning “son of the right hand”


5. Bentley – meaning “meadow clearing slope/bent grass meadow"


6. Blaze –meaning “bright flame/sudden brightness in darkness"


7. Blue–meaning "of the sky"


8. Boomer– from an English surname derived from boom, referring to an occupational word for someone who works on ships loading and unloading goods (boomerang)


9. Brody –derived from Irish Gaelic origin which means "ditch," but also has roots in Old English, meaning "broad-eyed"


10. Bruno–meaning “shield”


11. Buttercup – meaning “bright yellow flower”


12. Caden – derived from a Welsh surname meaning "battle"


13. Caesar – Latin origin, meaning "hairy head"


14. Callie – derived from Greek origin, meaning “beautiful”


15. Charlie – derived from Germanic origin, means “free man/warrior”


16. Clyde – Scottish in origin, derived from a Gaelic word for ‘clean and pure’


17. Cody –derived from Irish and Gaelic origins, refers to someone who is helpful or considerate


18. Cooper– English in origin, referring to someone who makes barrels or other wooden containers


19. Daisy – Old English name which means day's eye (flower)


20. Dash–Old Norse nickname that references speed


21. Dexter – Latin origin which refers to the right-hand side


22. Duke–derived from a French word for leader or ruler


23. Dutch – meaning “from Holland”


24. Eddie - derived from the name Edward, which means “wealthy guard"


25. Elvis – derived from Norse and Old English origins, referring to someone who was wise and powerful

26. Emery –Germanic in origin, meaning "brave/powerful"


27. Finn – Irish Gaelic origin which means fair or blond


28. Flint – stemming from Old English words that refer to rocky outcroppings of flintstone


29. Fox –meaning "foxlike" in character or temperament


30. Freya –Norse mythological figure, known as a goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility and war


31. Gatsby - From an Anglo-Saxon surname meaning "goat's meadow”


32. Ginger - From the spice of the same name (red orange color)


33. Gunner - A Germanic given name; also used as a nickname for someone skilled


34. Harley – Old English for “hare meadow”


35. Henry - Germanic origin, meaning “home ruler"


36. Hunter – derived from Middle English terms that referred to someone who hunted wild animals


37. Izzy – derived from the Hebrew name Yitzchak which means "laughter"


38. Jake – derived from Hebrew and Latin origins, referring to a person who is righteous or just


39. Jasper –Old French word which refers to an opaque gemstone of various colors


40. Jax - A shortened version of Jackson; can be used as an independent given name or nickname


41. Kona –Hawaiian origin meaning “lady”


42. Lola – Spanish in origin, meaning “sorrows”


43. Manny - Short form of Emanuel (Hebrew) meaning "God is with us."


44. Maximus - Latin origin which means "greatest"


45. Mikey -Americanized form for Michael (Hebrew) meaning "Who is like God?"


46. Milo – derived from the word “mild”


47. Murphy – of Irish origin, meaning “from the sea”


48. Nelson – from an English surname, meaning “son of Neil/Nell”


49. Oscar – Old English for “deer friend”


50. Pepper – referring to a spice or one with a fiery temper


51. Quinn - Gaelic origin which means "wisdom" or "intelligence"


52. Riley – Old English for “rye meadow”


53. Rory - From the Gaelic name Ruairidh that has been derived from two elements: ruadh (red) and ri (king)


54. Rowan - Gaelic origin meaning "little redhead"


55. Samuel - Hebrew in origin, which means "God has heard" 56 Sasha–Slavic in origin; nickname for Alexander/ Alexandra


57. Scout - An Anglo Saxon name derived from scutu which means shield


58. Simba -Meaning lion in Swahili


59. Sonny –meaning son in English


60. Sydney – Old French origin, meaning “wide meadow”

61. Toby - From the Hebrew name Tobiah which means Yahweh is good


62. Tucker – English surname derived from Old French words referring to a fabric cleaner

63. Victor - Latin in origin, meaning "victor" or "conqueror" 64 Wally–Meaning brave warrior in Welsh


65. Yves - derived from the Germanic word for yew tree, and is associated with bravery and strength


66. Zoe – Greek for “life”.


67. Archie – derived from the Germanic word for “genuine”


68. Bailey – Old English for “berry clearing”


69. Baxter - A short form of a family name, meaning "baker"


70. Bentley –Old English origin, referring to someone who lived in or near a bent grass meadow


71. Bowie –Gaelic origin; referring to someone with fair hair and complexion


72. Brody - A Gaelic surname that has been derived from two elements: bród (famed) and í (heart)


73. Charlie –Derived from Charles which means manly or strong


74. Cooper - An occupational surname given to makers of barrels and casks


75. Dallas - From an Irish place name meaning "from the water meadow"


76. Dylan –of Welsh origin, meaning “son of the sea”


77. Elliot – Origin uncertain but may mean “Jehovah is God”


78. Emmett - From an Old French form of a Germanic name which means universal strength


79. Ford – English for “river crossing”


80. Gabe – derived from the Hebrew name Gabriel which means "God is my strength"


81. Gus - Short form of Augustus (Latin) meaning “great” or “venerable”


82. Harry – A short form for Henry, derived from Germanic origin, meaning “head of a household"


83. Izzy – derived from the Hebrew name Yitzchak which means "laughter"


84. Jacks - A pet form of Jackson; can be used as an independent given name or nickname


85. Jake – derived from Hebrew and Latin origins, referring to a person who is righteous or just


86. Jasper –Old French word which refers to an opaque gemstone of various colors


87. Kona –Hawaiian origin meaning “lady”


88. Lola – Spanish in origin, meaning “sorrows”


89. Manny - Short form of Emanuel (Hebrew) meaning "God is with us."


90. Maximus - Latin origin which means "greatest"


91. Mikey -Americanized form


92. Milo - Derived from the Germanic name Miles which means "merciful"


93. Murphy – Gaelic origin, derived from two elements: Murphey (sea warrior) and óg (young)


94. Oscar – Gaelic for “God’s spearman”


95. Paisley– Old English surname referring to a Scottish town


96. Pepsi– Sanskrit in origin, meaning “the topmost point”


97. Quinn - Gaelic origin which means "wisdom" or "intelligence"


98. Riley – Old English for “rye meadow”


99. Rocky - Latin in origin; refers to someone who lives near a rocky area


100. Roscoe - Anglo Saxon for deer wood


101. Rufus - From the Roman name Rufius that has been derived from rufus (redhead)


102. Samson -Hebrew for sun child


103. Sebastian - Greek in derivation which means 'revered' or 'venerable'


104. Shadow –English origin and could refer to the color of a welsh terrier's fur


105. Skip –English origin which means “to hop” or “to jump”


106. Sly - Old English for 'brave in battle'


107. Toby– From the Hebrew name Tobias which means "God is good"


108. Tommy - A pet form of Thomas, from Hebrew meaning ‘twin'.


109. Tyler –English for someone who makes tiles or brickwork


110. Wally –Meaning brave warrior in Welsh


111. Winston - Anglicized form of the Old German name Winestan, which means “stone enclosure”


112. Xander – Greek origin meaning “defender of men”


113. Yogi– Sanskrit in origin; refers to a spiritual master or teacher


114. Yoshi -Japanese for "good luck" or "respectful one"


115. Ziggy – English origin which is a pet form of Sigmund (victory protector)


116. Abe - Hebrew for father


117. Ace -Latin for “one, unit”


118. Alby – A shortening of Albert derived from two elements: adal (noble) and beraht (bright)


119. Bertie -Old High German meaning 'bright' or 'shining'


120. Cedric – Old English in derivation which mean kind and loved


121. Cruz -Spanish surname referring to someone who lived near a crossroads


122. Durham - Derived from the place name durham that meant 'wild animal's valley'


123. Finn - Irish Gaelic for 'fair' or 'white', denoting someone with fair hair or complexion


124. Gizmo -A cute nickname for a welsh terrier


125. Gus - Swedish in origin; derived from Gustav (staff of the gods)


126. Hank -Teutonic for ruler of an estate or home


127. Izzy - A pet form of Israel, which means 'God's chosen one'


And: Jaxson - Son of Jack, derived from John


Whether you’re looking for a welsh terrier name with an inspiring meaning or one that simply sounds cute, there are plenty of options.


From Abe to Yoshi, these welsh terrier names all have unique stories and meanings behind them.


We hope this comprehensive list has helped you find the perfect welsh terrier name for your pup!


Don't forget to share it with other welsh terrier owners - they might just find their own perfect fit too!

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