Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Angharad f. Proto-Celtic intensive prefix *an(a)- + Proto-Celtic *kara(j)e 'love' + Proto-Celtic noun suffix *-at.

The name of many semi-historical daughters, mothers, or wives of early Welsh princes.

As the name of the lover of Peredur in the Mabinogion, Angharad was a popular name in both Wales and, later, in England.

England
Early Modern English
1579 Ankerett bruton-vol1 p. 44; 1589 Ancharett ibid. p. 49, Anchoret StAnthonlin p. 33
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Angharad". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Angharad.