Cornish Submitted Names

Cornish names were used in southwest England in the region around Cornwall.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ADWEN f Welsh, Cornish
Welsh name, in which the second element is gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed". It was borne by a Cornish saint, considered to be "the Cornish Saint DWYNWEN" as a patron of sweethearts... [more]
ANNETH f Cornish (?)
From the Cornish word annedh "home". A fictional bearer is Anneth Sizemore in Silas House's 2001 novel 'Clay's Quilt'.
ARTHEK m Cornish
Derived from Celtic arto, meaning "bear".
ARTHYEN m Cornish
Cornish form of ARTHEN.
ASWEN f Cornish
Variant of ADHWYNN.
AUSTOL m Cornish
Meaning unknown. It is the name of a 6th century Cornish Saint.
BENNATH f Cornish (Rare)
Directly taken from Cornish bennath "blessing".
BERLEWEN f Cornish (Modern, Rare)
Means "morning star, Venus" in Cornish.
BERYAN f Cornish
Cornish form of BURIANA.
BREOK m Cornish
Cornish form of BRIAC. This name was borne by a Welsh saint who is commemorated in St. Breock.
BRYLUEN f Cornish (Modern)
Means "rose" in Cornish. This is a modern Cornish name.
CADOK m Cornish
Cornish form of CADOC.
CAJA f Cornish
Means "daisy" in Cornish.
CARENZA f Cornish
Variant of KERENSA, which has been 'used since the early 1970s, but more often in its variant form Karenza' (Dunkling, 1983). However, the name also occurs in medieval France; it belonged to a woman who composed the last two stanzas of an Occitan poem that begins Na Carenza al bel cors avinen, meaning "Lady Carenza of the lovely, gracious body".
CATUVELLAUNUS m Ancient Celtic, Cornish
"The One Who mnos Leads welnā in Battle katu".
CHESTEN f Cornish
Cornish form of CHRISTINE.... [more]
CLEMMO m & f Cornish
Variant of CLEMO.
CLEMO m & f Cornish
Cornish diminutive of CLEMENT and CLEMENCE.
CLESEK m Cornish (Archaic)
From Cornish klos, meaning "close".
CORENTYN m Cornish, French
Cornish form of CORENTIN.
CREDAN m Anglo-Saxon (?), Cornish (?)
Saint Credan of Evesham is a famous bearer, and was known as Credus or Credanus in Latin. Sancreed, in Cornwall, is named for another Saint Credan.
CREEDA f Ancient Irish, Ancient Celtic, Cornish
From an Old Irish name, Cred. St. Creed was an Irish princess who took religious vows, traveled, and founded several churches in Cornwall and Ireland.
CRYDA f Ancient Irish, Ancient Celtic, Cornish
Variant of CREEDA. From an Old Irish name, Cred. St. Creed was an Irish princess who took religious vows, traveled, and founded several churches in Cornwall and Ireland
DELEN f Cornish (Modern)
Means "petal" in Cornish.
DEROWEN f Cornish
Means "oak tree" in Cornish. This is a modern Cornish name.
DORYTY f Cornish
Cornish form of DOROTHY.
EBBAT f Cornish
Cornish diminutive of ELIZABETH.
EBREL f Cornish
Cornish form of APRIL. It is a recent coinage.
ELESTREN f Cornish (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Cornish elester meaning "iris flower". This is a recently coined Cornish name.
ELIUD m Cornish
Cornish form of Eliudd.
ELWEN m Cornish, Welsh
Possibly a form of ELOUAN
EMBLYN f Cornish, Medieval English
Late medieval English variant of EMMELINE. Common in the 16th and 17th centuries, this name eventually died out in England in the 19th century, though it survived in Cornwall.
ENDELLION f English (Rare), Cornish
English form of ENDELIENTA. Known bearers include English artist Endellion Lycett Green (1969-) and Florence Rose Endellion Cameron (2010-), British Prime Minister David Cameron's fourth child, whose second middle name was given in honour of the Cornish village of St Endellion.
ENDELYN f Cornish
Cornish form of ENDELLION (which survives in the place name San Endelyn).
ENNOR m & f Cornish (Rare)
From Cornish enor, meaning "honour".
ENYON m Cornish
The name of a legendary ruler of Cornwall. It derives from Latin Annianus, a derivative of Annius, from ANNIA, the feminine form of ANTONIUS.
EWELLA f Cornish (Modern)
Means "higher" or "more exalted" in Cornish.
GENI f Cornish
Variant of JENNY
GLANNA f Cornish (Modern)
From Cornish glan, meaning "clean, clear, pure".
GOGMAGOG m Cornish, Welsh Mythology
In medieval English legend, he is a giant chieftain of Cornwall who was slain by BRUTUS’s companion CORINEUS... [more]
GORON m Cornish
St Goron was a Celtic saint who gave his name to Gorran. The name derives from the Celtic kawaro "hero."
GRYFFYN m Cornish
Cornish form of GRIFFIN.
GWENIFER f Cornish, English (British, Rare)
Cornish form of Gwenhwyfar (see GUINEVERE).
GWENNA f Cornish, Breton
Younger Cornish form of WENNA and Breton variant of GWENN.
GWENNOL f Cornish (Modern)
From Cornish gwennel, meaning "swallow".
GWENORA f Cornish
A Cornish form of GUINEVERE.
HEDRA f Cornish
Cornish form of OCTOBER. It is a recent coinage.
HEDREK m Cornish
Derived from Celtic hedr, meaning "bold".
HEDROK m Cornish
Variant of HEDREK.
HIA f Cornish (Latinized)
Latinized form of IA (see second user-submitted name).
HICCA m Cornish
Cornish diminutive of RICHARD.
HYKKA m Cornish
Variant of HICCA.
IVE f Cornish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of IA (see second user-submitted name).
JACCA m Cornish, English (Rare)
Cornish form of JACK.
JACKA m Cornish (Archaic)
Cornish form of JACK.
JAMMES m Cornish
Cornish form of JACOB.
JENIFRY f Cornish
A Cornish form of GWENFREWI.
JENKEN m Cornish
Diminutive of JOWAN.
JENNA f Cornish
Cornish form of JANE.
JOWANET f Cornish (Archaic)
Feminine form of JOWAN.
JULIOT f Cornish
Cornish form of JULITTA.
KAĐĐI-WELNĀ-MNOS m Ancient Celtic, Cornish
Means "the passionate leader" in Cornish.
KARADOK m Cornish
Variant of CARADOG.
KATEL f Cornish
Cornish form of CATHERINE.
KEKEZZA f Cornish (Modern, Rare)
Comes directly from the Cornish meaning "heath."
KELYN f & m Cornish, English (British)
Means "holly" in Cornish.
KENAL m Cornish
Derived from Celtic Cunosaglas, meaning "generous chief".
KENSA f Cornish
Means "first" in Cornish.
KENVER m Cornish
Old Cornish name derived from British Cunmorus meaning "great chief".
KERESEN f Cornish (Modern)
Means "cherry" in Cornish.
KERRA f Cornish (Modern)
Means "dearest" in Cornish.
KEVERN m Cornish
Variant of KEVERNE.
KEVERNE m Cornish
Cornish form of KEVIN.
KEYNA f Cornish
Name of a Cornish saint
KITTO m Cornish
Cornish diminutive of CHRISTOPHER.
KLEMMO m & f Cornish
Variant of CLEMO.
LAMORNA f Cornish, English (British, Rare)
From a Cornish place name of uncertain meaning, perhaps from lann "area around a church" combined with a contracted form of morlanow "high tide". It appears in the title of the folk song 'Way Down to Lamorna', as well as W. H. Davies' poem 'Lamorna Cove' (1929).
LOCRYN m Cornish
Possibly from Lloegyr, the medieval Welsh name for a region of southeastern Britain, which is of unknown meaning. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, the historical realm (which he Latinized as Loegria) was named after Locrinus, the eldest son of Brutus of Troy and INNOGEN.
LOUDEY f Medieval English, Cornish
Medieval form of LEOFDÆG. Although in most of England it died out after the Middle Ages, this name survived in Cornwall, especially in the form Lowdie.
LOWDY f & m Cornish
Cornish form of LOVEDAY.
LOWEN m & f Cornish (Modern)
Means "happy" "glad" and "jolly" in Cornish.
LOWENNA f Cornish
Means "joy" in Cornish.
MADRON m Cornish (Archaic)
This was the name of an saint who lived during the 6th century. He is identified with the mythical goddess MODRON.
MAILLI f Cornish
Cornish form of MOLLY.
MASSEN m Cornish
Cornish form of MACSEN.
MATHI m Cornish
Cornish diminutive of MATTHEW.
MELLYN f Cornish
Means "yellow-haired" and is derived from Cornish mel ("honey").
MELWYN f Cornish
From Cornish mel, meaning "honey" and gwynn, meaning "fair, white, blessed".
MELYONEN f Cornish (Modern)
Means "violet" in Cornish.
MERIASEK m Cornish
Saint Meriasek is a famous bearer, known through a Cornish language play entitled Buenans Meriasek. He is known as MERIADEG in his native Breton.
MEROUDA f Cornish
Variant of MERAUD.
MERRIN f & m Cornish
Although the exact origin and meaning of this name are unknown, many modern-day academics believe this name to be the (possibly Anglicized) Cornish form of MORIEN.... [more]
METHEVEN f Cornish
Means "June" in Cornish (literally "midsummer"). This is a recently coined Cornish name.
MIHAL m Cornish
Cornish form of MICHAEL.
MINIVER f Cornish, Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Anglicized form of Menfre, which is of unknown meaning. Saint Menfre, born c.471, was one of the many holy daughters of King Brychan Brycheiniog. 'St. Menfre appears to have been active in Wales, around Minwear, near Haverfordwest, in Dyfed but, later, left her native land in order to evangelise the Cornish.' The early use of the name was in Cornwall where it appears to be a regional form of GUINEVERE... [more]
MORGELYN f Cornish
Means "sea holly" in Cornish.
MORVEREEN f Cornish
Means Trust In Cornish
MORVOREN f Cornish
Means "sea maiden" (in effect equal to "mermaid") from Cornish mor "sea" and moren "maiden". This was the bardic name or pseudonym of a member of the Gorsedh Kernow (Katherine Lee Jenner, 1904)... [more]
NECTAN m Cornish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One theory suggests, however, that this name might be derived from Proto-Celtic *nixto- "clean".... [more]
NEOT m Medieval Cornish, Cornish (Archaic), History
Meaning uncertain, perhaps ultimately from Nodens. Saint Neot was a 9th-century Cornish monk who gave his name to a village in Cornwall. His feast day is the 31st July.
NESSA f Cornish (Modern)
Means "second" in Cornish.
NEWLYN f Cornish
Cornish form of NOLWENN. It belonged to a 5th-century Cornish saint.
NICCA m Cornish
Cornish diminutive of NICHOLAS.
PAWLY m Cornish
Cornish form of PAUL.
PERAN m Cornish, Breton
Variant of PIRAN.
PERRAN m Cornish
Variant of PIRAN.
PESWERA f Cornish (Modern)
Means "fourth" in Cornish.
PETROC m Cornish
Cornish form of PETER.
PETROK m Cornish
Variant of PETROC.
REDIGON f Medieval English, Medieval Cornish, Cornish (Archaic)
A medieval English vernacular form of RADEGUND, the name of a 6th-century Frankish queen and saint. In England, a number of churches were dedicated to Saint Radegund in the medieval period.
REWAN m Cornish
Variant of RUAN (see third user-submitted name).
ROSEN f Cornish (Modern)
Cornish form of ROSE, referring to the flower.
ROSENWYN f Cornish (Modern, Rare)
Means "white rose" in Cornish.
RUAN m Cornish
This name is of uncertain meaning and etymology, however it was used throughout medieval Cornwall. It was also the name of a West Country saint.
RUDHEK m Cornish
Cornish form of ROBIN.
RUMAN m Cornish
Variant of RUAN (see third user-submitted name).
RYOL m Cornish
Possibly derives from rigalis and thusly mean "king". It is the name of the king in the Cornish drama Bewnans Meryasek.
SANTO m Cornish
Cornish diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SELEVEN m Cornish
Cornish form of SOLOMON.
SENARA f Cornish
From the name of the patron saint of Zennor, a village in Cornwall, which is of obscure origin. Conceivably it may be derived from the Breton name AZENOR or the old Celtic SENOVARA... [more]
SEVI m & f Cornish
Means "strawberries" in Cornish.
SEWENA f Cornish
Variant of SOWENA.
SEWENNA f Cornish
Variant of SOWENA.
SOWENA f Cornish
Means "success" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name.
SOWENNA f Cornish
Variant of SOWENA.
SPLANNA f Cornish (Modern)
Means "brighter" in Cornish.
TALAN m Cornish, Medieval Cornish
Derived from Cornish tal "brow; forehead".
TALEK m Cornish
Derived from Cornish tal "brow, forehead" (compare Welsh TALIESIN). (Also, old Cornish talawg "high forehead" or "big brow" has been suggested.)
TALWYN f Cornish
Modern Cornish for "Fair Brow"
TARAN m Welsh Mythology, Welsh (Rare), English (British, Rare), Cornish (Rare), Literature, History, Pictish
Derived from the Welsh and Cornish words for "thunder".... [more]
TECCA f Cornish (Modern)
Means "fairer" in Cornish (related to Welsh teg "fair", as in TEGAN). It is a recent coinage.
TEDHA f Cornish
Cornish form of TECLA.
TEGEN f Cornish (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Cornish tegen "pretty thing, jewel, ornament".
TEWDAR m Cornish
Cornish cognate of TUDUR.
TREAVE m Cornish
From a place name derived from Cornish tre or trevow meaning "farmstead, town, dwelling, village, home".
TREGERETH f Cornish (Modern, Rare)
Means "mercy" in Cornish. This is a modern Cornish name.
TREMAINE m & f African American, Cornish
Historically a Cornish surname meaning "stone settlement", derived from the Cornish 'tre', meaning a homestead or settlement, and 'men', meaning stone. ... [more]
TRESSA f Cornish (Modern)
Means "third" in Cornish.
TRUETH f Cornish
Means "compassion" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name.
VENNOR m Cornish
Middle name of Captain Ross Poldark, the main character in the historical television series Poldark. Ross Vennor Poldark is his full name on the BBC show.
VERYAN m Cornish
From the name of a Cornish town, which is taken from Sen Veryan meaning "Saint Veryan", a Cornish corruption of Severian, itself a corrupted form of SYMPHORIAN (the saint to whom the village church is dedicated).
VYVYAN f & m English (Rare), Cornish
Cornish form of VIVIAN, as well as an English variant. This was the name of one of Oscar Wilde's sons.
WELLA m Cornish
Cornish form of WILLIAM.
WINWALOE m Cornish, History
Cornish form of GUÉNOLÉ. Saint Winwaloe is a famous bearer.
WYLLOW m Cornish
The name of a 6th Century Cornish saint.
YA f Cornish, English (British, Archaic)
Variant of IA (see second-user submitted name).
YESTIN m Cornish (Rare)
Cornish form of JUSTIN.
YSELLA f Cornish
Means "more modest" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name, given to 62 girls born in England and Wales in the years 1916-2005.
ZENNOR m & f Cornish (Rare)
Name of a Cornish village derived from the local saint, St Senara. In current use.
ZENOBY f American (South, Rare, Archaic), Cornish (Rare, Archaic), English (Rare, Archaic)
Archaic variant of ZENOBIA, prevalent in Cornwall and Devon as well as in the southern states of the US.
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