Some Names for Cornish Children Now

Anywhere in the world

Henwyn rak Fleghes an Gernewegoryon Lemmyn

Neple y'n norvys


A major source : "Names for the Cornish" by Christopher Bice - Lodenek Press 1970.
It is no longer published by Lodenek Press. Latest published by Tor Mark Press (ISBN 0 907 566944).

Un genegen voyha: "Hynwyn rag an Kernewek" dré Christopher Bice - Lodenek Gwask 1970.
Yma na hyrra a dhylloas dre Lodenek Gwask. Lemmyn a dhylloas dre Tor Mark Gwask. (ISBN 0 907 566944 ).


    Mebyon (BOYS) Awen
    Alan
    Cadan
    Cadoc
    Cador
    Colan
    Conan
    Daveth
    Davy
    Digory
    Gawen
    Gerens
    Howel
    Jacca
    Jory
    Jowan
    Kenan
    Kenver
    Kenwyn
    Kevern
    Kitto
    Inspiration (also Bardic symbol)
    Breton Saint's name
    Old Cornish name (OCN)
    Old Cornish King
    Old Cornish King
    Saint - Colan near Newquay
    10th C. Bishop, and a King
    David
    Pet form of David
    Common name before 20th C.
    Common before 19th C.
    Cornish King, and St. Gerens
    Last Cornish King ("eminent")
    Jack
    George
    John
    A form of Conan
    Old name ("great chief")
    Old name ("splendid chief")
    Saint's name
    Pet form of Christopher
    Maban Madern Margh Massen Mawgan Melor Meriasek Myghal Pasco Peder Perran Petrok Ruan Talan Talek Tomas Trevelyan Tristan Wella Yestin Ythel Old name, from 'mab' (son)
    A Saint - placename Madron
    Mark (pronounced "Mar'h")
    King in 'Bewnans Meryasek'
    Placename
    Breton Saint - patron of Mylor
    St. Meriasek - Camborne patron
    Michael - pron. "ma-HAIL"
    Pasco - Common pre 17th C.
    Peter
    St. Piran - Patron of Cornwall
    St. Petrock - Patron of Miners
    St. Rewan of Ruan Lanihorne
    Old Cornish & Breton name
    "Big Browed"
    Thomas
    From surname - Name currently used
    He of Tristan & Eseld legend
    William
    Justin
    Cornish & Breton King

    Mowesi (GIRLS) Alis
    Annik Beryan Blejan Caja Chesten Crewenna Demelza Ebrel Elowen Eseld
    Eva
    Hedra Jenifer Jenna Kensa Keren Kerensa Kerra
    Kew
    Cornish form of 'Alice' or ' Alis' (B)
    Cornish form of 'Annie' or ' Annig' (B)
    Saint & placename
    Flower or bloom
    Daisy
    Christine (esp. pre 18th C.)
    Saint of Crowan (female)
    Place name in St. Wenn
    April
    Elm
    She of Eseld & Tristan legend
    Eve
    October
    Cornish spelling of local name
    Jane
    First
    Rowan tree
    Love (now popular)
    Dearer
    Saint
    Loveday Lowenna Mellyn Melyor Metheven Morveren Morwenna Nessa Rosen Senara Sowena Steren Talwyn Tamara Tamsyn Tecca Tegen Tregereth Tryfena Wenna Common old name
    Joy (now common)
    Yellow haired
    Old name, esp. pre 18th C.
    June
    Maid of the sea
    Saint of Morwenstow
    Second
    Rose - pron. "ROZZ-en"
    Saint of Zennor
    Success
    Star
    Fair brow
    Spirit became the Tamar Thomasine
    Fairer
    Pretty thing
    Mercy, Compassion
    From 'Kernewek Mar Plek'
    Saint Wenn


    Give your baby a Cornish name - For further study:
    Medieval Welsh, Cornish, and Breton Names
    Some common Cornish Surnames
    Some Cornish language background
    A simple Cornish language dictionary
    Cornish Language Partnership - includes translation service
    Nameberry Blog - Cornish names*
    Males Cornish names*
    Female Cornish names*
    Baby Name Network*
    Baby Names World*
    *please be advised that these may be commercial sites and no endorsement or credibility can necessarily be given for them!

    Note: There are other books around that give good guidance on Cornish personal names - If you don't find anything here to your liking then email us, for more suggestions! We also have 'Cornish Names - 1,000 Cornish Personal Names for the Next Millenium', Edited by Pol Hodge, and published by Dyllansow Fentenwynn / Kesva an Taves Kernewek - as a further resource for you.

    Cornish Associations in Australia - Cowethasow Kernewek yn Awstralya


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    This Page was created using WebEdit software - Friday 14 March 1997
    Most recent name content revision Wednesday 26 April 2012
    Most recent links check Wednesday 18 September 2013