• Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: “handsome lord.”
  • Gender: masculine
  • Pronunciation: YORE-werth

The name is composed of the Welsh elements, iôr (lord) and berth (fair; handsome). It is traditionally used as a Welsh form of Edward, though the names are not related.

It is an ancient Welsh name that is found in the Mabinogion and as borne by several Medieval Welsh kings.

A traditional diminutive form, which is also used as an independent given-name, is Iolo (YOH-lo).

Another diminutive form is Iolyn (YOH-lin).

An anglicized form is Yorath.