Cornish, English
"beloved day"

Loveday Origin and Meaning

The name Loveday is a boy's name meaning "beloved day".

A loveday in medieval England was a day when people engaged in a dispute would come together and try to resolve their differences amicably. The name was sometimes given to babies, male or female, who were born on such a day. The etymology of Loveday is English, yet historical use was mainly relegated to Cornwall, and it is considered a traditional Cornish name. Loveday is rarely used today, however, when it is, it is usually used for baby girls.

There have been several Cornish politicians called Loveday, as well as characters in novels by Rosamunde Pilcher and Elizabeth Goudge.