Welsh Background

As one of the modern Celtic nations, Wales is the second smallest country in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, right after Northern Ireland. With its capital of Cardiff, it only has a population of 5 million people. Yet its rich cultural heritage of Anglo-Saxons and Celtic Britons brought in such famous personalities as Dylan Thomas and Roald Dahl in literature, Tom Jones and Bonnie Tyler in music, Richard Burton and Catherine Zeta-Jones in film industry. Welsh cake, and national emblems of leek and daffodil, those are all characteristic for the country of infinite green mountains and Celtic mythology. Parents all over the world draw names for their children from a naming tradition rooted in English and Welsh languages, royal origin, unsounded etymology and Celtic ancestry.