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OTHER FORMS: Cadorius, Cadwr
Meaning & History
Probably a form of Cadeyrn
, perhaps derived from its Cornish cognate. In Arthurian romance this was the name of Guinevere's guardian. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, Cador was a ruler of Cornwall and the father of Constantine, King Arthur's successor.
K.M. Sheard writes, "It is not even beyond the realms of possibility that it derives ultimately from the name of the Celtic god Belactucadros."