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Gender: Male Meaning of Caradoc: "amiable, beloved" Origin of Caradoc: Welsh

The name Caradoc is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "amiable, beloved". Caradoc and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

An ancient Celtic name worn by one of the Knights of the Round Table, as well as a semi-legendary Welsh King.

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Famous People Named Caradoc

Caradoc of Llancarfan, Welsh cleric and author
(David) Caradoc Evans, Welsh novelist
(Griffith) Caradoc Rees, Welsh lawyer and politician
Nicholas Caradoc Hoult, English actor

Pop Culture References for the name Caradoc

Caradoc Dearborn, character in the Harry Potter series

Caradog, Caradawg


FantasyandPrayer Says:


Why is it a problem that it's Welsh? The Welsh language has offered up some unbelievably beautiful names over the years

Vespertinerose Says:


I thought Cado/Kado and Cadoc would make great short names to go by. I really love this name. problem, I read somewhere else that this name is Welsh....

steampunkleo Says:


This name is absolutely adorable!!!

headintheclouds Says:


I've never heard of this name until I saw an interview that the actor Nicholas Hoult did somewhere. He said that his middle name was Caradoc, and it meant "beloved one". Everyone just went, awww and I did too! It's a nice name and meaning, but I wouldn't consider using the name myself. Ultimately it'd probably be too Celtic for anyone with non-Celtic heritage.

EmmyD Says:


We loved this name from the outset and chose it for our son. Love the possible nicknames and agree - since it's phonetic it's very easy. The Nameberry comment seems way off base to us.

vintageluvs Says:


Other nn options besides Cary or Doc? Could Cody work?

lesliemarion Says:


I think it is said phonetically so I think it would work for preschool. He'd be nicknamed Cary or Doc by the other kids anyway. I like its doctorly-Celtic air.