English (Canadian) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of English names used more often in Canada. See also about English names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abastenia f English (Canadian, Rare), French (Huguenot, ?)
Borne by the American sculptor, social activist and suffragist Abastenia St. Leger Eberle (1878-1942), who was the daughter of Canadian parents.
Aunix m & f English (Canadian)
Variant of Onyx
Bluejay f & m English (Canadian, Rare)
Native American Chinook legends tell tales about of a hero named Bluejay who gets into rather sticky situations at times and other times helps out humanity.In one of the tales Bluejay is a female and another set of stories it is a different person named Bluejay and they are male.
Bouse m English (Canadian, Rare)
Diminutive of Bower. A notable bearer is John Bower "Bouse" Hutton (1877-1962), a Canadian ice hockey goaltender and Hockey Hall of Fame member.
Breagh f Scottish, English (Canadian)
Allegedly derived from Scottish Gaelic brèagha, ultimately from Old Irish bregda, "fine, handsome, beautiful".
Caledonia f English (Canadian, Rare)
From the Latin name of Scotland, which may be derived from Caledones, the Latin name of a tribe that inhabited the region during the Roman era, which is of unknown origin, though some Celtic roots have been suggested; it is possible that the exonym means "tough person" from Brythonic caled "hard, tough" and a suffix (unknown to me) meaning either "great" or "person"... [more]
Charliah f English (Canadian, Modern)
Charlie, meaning free man and Liah
Chelan f English (Canadian), American
From the name of a lake and city in the American state of Washington, which is derived from the Salish Indian word Tsi-Laan meaning "deep water".
Cherrylle f English (Canadian)
Variant of Cheryl incorporating Cherry.
Chrystia f English (Canadian)
Contracted variant of Christina.... [more]
Dirmid m English (Canadian)
Simplified form of Diarmaid.... [more]
Donnelly m English (American), English (Canadian)
Transferred use from the surname Donnelly.
Elyot m Medieval French, English (British, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare), Theatre
Old French diminutive of Elye or Élie. As an English name, it is derived from a surname that was a variant of Elliott... [more]
Ennik f English (Canadian)
Canadian name of the South Korean-Canadian singer Jeon So-mi.
Evlly f English (Canadian)
Possible contractive variation of Evalee.
Filmer m English (Rare), English (Canadian, Rare), American (Rare)
Variant of Fillmore. A notable namesake is Canadian musician Filmer Edwin Hubble (1904-1969).
Gwyllyn m English (Canadian, Rare)
Perhaps a variant of Gwillym influenced by Glyn. This was the birth name of Glenn Ford (1916-2006), a Canadian-born American actor.
Haedyn m & f English (Canadian, Americanized, Modern, Rare)
Modern, rare, variant of {Hayden}
Kadeisha f English (Canadian)
Maybe a variant of Khadija.... [more]
Kayda f English (Canadian, Rare)
Can mean "Little dragon" or "Princess of god" and is of Japanese origin
Keltie f English (Canadian)
From the Scottish surname Keltie, which was a variant of Kelty... [more]
Kelty f English (American, Rare), English (Canadian)
Transferred use of the surname Kelty.
Kiesa f English (Canadian, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Keisha or Keziah.... [more]
Koah m & f English (American, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare)
Meaning and origin uncertain. It might possibly be derived from Hebrew כוח (koah) meaning "strength, power" or from Hebrew כֹּחַ (koach) meaning "ability".
Kylina f English (American, Modern, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Perhaps a feminine form of Kyle or elaboration of Kylie using Lina 2.
Laurieann f English (American), English (Canadian)
This given name can be a variant spelling of Laurianne as well as be a combination of the names Laurie and Ann.... [more]
Lawna f English (Canadian, Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning. It might be a variant of Lorna or Lana.
Lillooet f English (Canadian, Anglicized, Modern)
From the name of the Lil'wat First Nation people of Canada. Today, this is the name of a town in British Columbia. It nay also be considered a modern elaboration or variation of names like Lilith, Lillian, Lily, or Liliana.
Lyon m English (Canadian, Rare)
Allegedly derived from the city in France of the same name.
Maelyne f English (Canadian, Modern, Rare)
Either an adoption of the modern French name Maëlyne or a variant of Maelyn.
Mazo f English (Canadian)
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
Moose m English (Canadian, Rare), English (American, Rare)
From the animal "Moose". Usually used as a nickname.
Nickeil m English (Canadian, Modern, Rare), Obscure
Perhaps an anglicized form of Nikhil. This is borne by the Canadian basketball player Nickeil Alexander-Walker (1998-).
Obéline f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare, Archaic)
Means "spit, nail, rod, pointed pillar, horizontal line". From the Greek obelos (ὀβελός) with the French diminutive ending of -ine, -ie, or -ia.
Oshland m English (Canadian)
This name has no meanings, it is a made up name given to a child.
Petrichor f English (Canadian)
The earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek petra (πέτρα), meaning "stone", and īchōr (ἰχώρ), the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.... [more]
Poema f English (Canadian)
Elaboration or feminization of Poem.
Rickland m English (Canadian)
This is my real name. When I was a child my parents told me they had made it up so I would have a unique name. Birth Certificate available if you want to confirm.
Rylene f English (American, Modern, Rare), English (Canadian, Modern, Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of Rylan or a combination of Riley with the trending suffix -lene (Compare Rylann).
Sacvan m American (Rare), English (Canadian, Rare)
Created from the first syllables of the surnames Sacco and Vanzetti... [more]
Scotia f English (American, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare), Celtic Mythology
Derived from Late Latin Scotia, ultimately derived from Scoti or Scotti, a Latin name for the Gaels, first attested in the late 3rd century. At first it referred to all Gaels, whether in Ireland or Great Britain, as did the term Scotia for the lands they inhabited... [more]
Severn f English, English (Canadian)
English form of Habren, the original Welsh name of the longest river in Great Britain, which is of unknown meaning (perhaps "boundary"). Its use as a given name may be inspired by the name Sabrina, which was the Roman name of the river... [more]
Sheilagh f English (Canadian, Rare)
Variant of Sheila. A notable name bearer is a Canadian economist and historian, Sheilagh Ogilvie.
Shelina f Gujarati, Pakistani, English (Canadian)
Possibly means "moonlight" in Gujarati.... [more]
Silk f English (Canadian)
Simply form the English word silk
Staasia f English (Canadian)
Variant spelling of Stacia, which is the English equivalent of the Greek and Russian name Stasia.
Teslin f English (Canadian, Rare), English (American, Rare)
From the name of the mountain, plateau, river, and lake in Yukon and British Columbia, Canada. It comes from the Tlingit name for the river, Teslintoo or Teslintuh, meaning "long, deep water."
Vimy f & m English (British, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare)
From the name of Vimy in the Pas-de-Calais department of France, where the Battle of Vimy Ridge took place from 9 to 12 April 1917 during the First World War.
Wealthy m & f English (Puritan), American (Rare), English (Canadian, Rare), English (African, Rare)
Meaning, "having a great deal of money, resources, or assets; rich." In this case, spiritual blessings from God. From Middle English welthy, welþi, equivalent to wealth +‎ -y.
Winola f English (American, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare)
Probably after Lake Winola in Pennsylvania.