Early-attested site in the Parish of St Bees
- Cuningishow c.1135 StB
- Cuningeshou c.1140 ib
- Coningshou c.1260 ib
The three medieval forms represent ON konungs haugr , 'king's mound' (v. haugr ). The identification with Coneyside is probable, but no early modern forms have so far appeared to confirm it.