Cornish place and saint's name

Endellion Origin and Meaning

The name Endellion is a girl's name of Cornish origin.

Endellion is the name of an early saint who was a daughter of King Brychan and goddaughter of King Arthur whose life is commemorated by the Cornish village of St. Endellion. This intriguing ancient name was brought into modern usage by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who used it as one of the middle names for his fourth child, a baby girl.

The Latinized form of the name is Endelienta.

Endellion Popularity

Famous People Named Endellion

  • Endellion Rose Lycett GreenEnglish painter, daughter of Candida Lycett Green (and sister to Lucy, Imogen, David and John)
  • Florence Rose Endellion Cameronb. 2010, daughter of British Prime Minister David Cameron

Endellion in Pop Culture

  • Endelienta: a saint whoaccording to tradition, had a cow that was killed by the lord of Trenteny. King Arthur was her godfather and either killed the wrongdoer himself or had him killed. Endelienta revived the dead man. She gave her name to the parish of St. Endellion.
  • 'St Endellion! St Endellion! The name is like a ring of bells…' [John BetjemenFirst and Last Loves, 1952] , Sir John's daughter Candida named her third daughter Endellion in 1969.
  • Endellionite was the original name of the mineral bournoniterenamed since the antimonial lead ore was first identified by Count Bournon near Endellion, Cornwall.