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Place-names advisory service

The Commissioner provides advice on the standard forms of Welsh place-names to individuals and organisations of all kinds in every part of Wales.
To discover the standard forms of Welsh place-names, please contact the Commissioner by sending an e-mail to
The Welsh Language Commissioner has responsibility for advising on the standard forms of Welsh place-names. In forming recommendations, the Commissioner gives consideration to the meaning, history and etymology of the place-names, as well as their usage. The Commissioner also follows specific Guidelines. A link to these Guidelines can be found on the right hand side of this page.

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