The English 'Standard or Common' Name for Pterodroma cahow, known to the indigenous people of Bermuda as the Cahow, which may be an onomatopaeic name after the bird's calls. However, this may be an English interpretation. The complex history of Bermudian settlement after the British colonisation of 1609, suggests that it could have been derived from another language. Languages in Bermuda https://www.studycountry.com/guide/BM-language.htm (accessed 9 March 2020) states "Due to the mixed population, a number of languages can be heard in the country. Some of the languages spoken on the island include English, Portuguese, Spanish and French."