British Baby Names & British Names
British, Brythonic or Brittonic (also called Old Brythonic or Old Brittonic) was an ancient Proto-Celtic language spoken in Britain by the people known as the Britons. British is a form of Insular Celtic and by the 4th century A.D. had produced four separate and diverging dialects known today as Welsh, Breton, Cornish and Cumbric. Evidence points to a great influence of Latin on the British language, especially during the Roman occupation of the British Isles. British survived into the Middle Ages in southern Scotland, but have been gradually replaced by English over the past several centuries. If you are interested in British or Brythonic baby names and name meanings, begin your search at Baby Name World in our Celtic and British language families and categories.