124 Cornish Baby Names With Meanings

Cornwall, the beautiful place of dramatic coastlines, magnificent castles, yummy pasties and cream teas, and jaw-dropping scenery has had its distinct culture, heritage, and language for centuries.

Celtic language is divided into two branches – Goidelic and Brythonic. The Cornish, Welsh, and Breton are Brythonic languages. This explains the similarity between Wales and Cornwall’s mythology, lore, and even names. But the Cornish language was spoken only up to the 18th century and is spoken by less than one percent of the total population. Nevertheless, the Cornish language still plays a crucial role in Cornwall’s identity. Attempts are being made to revive the language. This has resulted in the introduction of nature and vocabulary words and of course, baby names.

For centuries, the Cornish people followed a basic naming convention. The first son was named after the father’s father, the second son was named after the mother’s father, the third son was named after the father. And in the case of daughters, the first daughter was named after the mother’s mother, the second daughter after the father’s mother, and the third daughter after the mother.

If you want to showcase your Cornish culture and heritage, pick one of the Cornish baby names. For your help, MomJunction has compiled a list of Cornish baby boy and girl names with meanings.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AlfieAlfie is CounselorBoy
AmeliaThe one who is industrious, hard working and fertileGirl
CharlieOne having full rightsUnisex
Evelyna Hebrew name which means to breathe or live or life.Girl
EvieVariation of Eve which means lifeGirl
HarryHouse ruler, Prince HarryBoy
IsabellaGod is perfection, or God is my oathGirl
IslaFrom Islay or Aileach, which means Rocky PlaceGirl
JackOne who thinks that the God is graciousBoy
JacobHebrew - Yahweh may protect; Holder of Heel; Supplanter; Derived from the Yaakov or Yakubel in HebrewBoy
LeoLatin word meaning lionBoy
LoganMan from the hollowBoy
OliverThe one who represents the emblem of peace or olive tree.Boy
OliviaThe one who is closer to olive tree.Girl
OscarNoorali the brightness of Ali, the nimble of Ali.Boy
PoppyEnglish - Poppy; From The Flower; A variant of name PopeeGirl
RubyA precious red jewelGirl
SamuelIt was told by the GodBoy
SiennaReddish brownUnisex
SophiaShe who posesses great knoledge and wisdomGirl
ArthekAn old Cornish name derived from the Celtic word arto, which means bear.Boy
ArthyenCornish form of the Welsh name Arthen. It means bear born.Boy
AustolThe name of a Breton saint who came to Cornwall. It's also a Cornish place name.Boy
BeatenA form of Beatrix, meaning she who makes happy.Girl
BenesekCornish form of Benedict, derived from Latin word benedictus, which means blessed.Boy
BennathCornish vocabulary name meaning a blessing.Girl
BerlewenCornish vocabulary name meaning Venus.Girl
BersabaCornish medieval form of Bathsheba meaning oath, or voluptuous.Girl
BeryanName of an Irish princess renowned for her healing abilities.Girl
BraeA hillBoy
BranokCornish name derived from Celtic word brano, which means raven, crow.Boy
BreockA famous and mighty princeBoy
BronnenA rushGirl
BryokA shortened form of Briafael, meaning mighty prince.Boy
CadanA variant of Cadell and Kaden. It means battle or companion.Boy
CadwurWarrior or soldier.Boy
CarantokThe name is derived from the Celtic word karant, which means friend.Boy
CarlyonFrom the slate earthworks.Boy
CasekA form of Cadok, meaning battle.Boy
CasworanOne who is powerful in battle.Boy
CasworonAn old Cornish name meaning battle hero.Boy
ClemoThe Cornish diminutive of Clement or Clemence. It means mild or mercifulBoy
ClesekAn old Cornish name derived from the word clos, which means fame.Boy
ConwennaOne who is white, fair and blessed.Girl
CorentynThe Cornish form of the name Corentin, meaning hero.Boy
CostentynThe Cornish form of Constantin. It means constant or steady.Boy
CubertLegendary son of Daere.Boy
CumowFrom Cornwall.Boy
CurnowA variant of Curnow meaning from Cornwall.Boy
DelenA tiny and delicate petalGirl
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