Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Brythonic name *Caratācos meaning "loved", derived from the old Celtic root *karu "to love". According to Roman writers, this was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule.

Related Names

VariantCaratācos
Other Languages & CulturesCerdic(Anglo-Saxon) Caradoc, Caradog(Arthurian Romance) Cedric(English) Cédric(French) Carthach(Old Irish) Caratauc(Old Welsh) Caradoc, Caradog(Welsh)

Entry updated January 21, 2022