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Caradoc (d. 1124) was a Welsh nobleman who is a saint in the Roman Catholic Church; his name day is 13 April.
The ancient church in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny is dedicated to him.
Just Jonquil  5/2/2014
This is the middle name of British actor Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy, Skins, X-Men First Class, etc). Nicholas Caradoc Hoult.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2011
It's not really famous but this is the name of hill in Shropshire, England (Welsh border). The hill itself is said to be named after a Celt that fought the Roman invaders but was captured and taken to be a slave in Rome. When the slaves arrived, exhausted and weak, they were paraded through the streets but unlike the others Caradoc kept his head high and refused to lower it, even when beaten, because he was a proud warrior. His pride and integrity impressed the Romans and he was cheered by the crowd and freed by his captors. It's probably not historically accurate but it's a nice local tale.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2010
According to my baby name book, this is the oldest name in Britain still in use. It has been used since at least the 1st century BC, but is probably much older. If you want to give your baby a name with a lot of history, this would be a great choice.
SandSea  3/23/2010
This seems to be a male form of my own name, both being Welsh and thought to be from the same root word meaning "love".

There's something about it that really appeals to me - maybe it's just vanity!
SandSea  3/23/2010
On the show 'Jane and the Dragon' there is a King Caradoc.
bobcat_explorer  7/18/2007
This name reminds me of the names Meriadoc and Saradoc from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and could be the secret as to why I love it so much!
Sedalyn  12/28/2005

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