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CAISHEN m Chinese Mythology
Means "god of wealth", from Chinese (cái) meaning "wealth, riches" and (shén) meaning "god". This is the name of a Chinese god of wealth.
CAISIDE m Ancient Irish
Old Irish byname meaning "curly haired", from Irish Gaelic cas.
CÁIT f Irish
Short form of CAITRÍONA.
CAITLÍN f Irish
Irish form of Cateline, the Old French form of KATHERINE.
CAITLIN f Irish, English
Anglicized form of CAITLÍN.
CAITRIA f Irish
Possibly a form of CAITRÍONA.
CAITRÍONA f Irish
Irish form of KATHERINE.
CAITRÌONA f Scottish
Scottish form of KATHERINE.
CAIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman variant of GAIUS.
CAJA f Danish
Variant of KAJA (1).
CAJETAN m History
English form of CAIETANUS.
CAJSA f Swedish
Variant of KAJSA.
CAL m English
Short form of CALVIN.
CALANTHE f English (Rare)
From the name of a type of orchid, ultimately meaning "beautiful flower", derived from Greek καλος (kalos) meaning "beautiful" and ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower".
CALANTHIA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of CALANTHE.
CALBHACH m Irish
Means "bald" in Irish Gaelic.
CALE m English
Short form of CALEB.
CALEB m English, Biblical
Most likely related to Hebrew כֶּלֶב (kelev) meaning "dog". An alternate theory connects it to Hebrew כָּל (kal) meaning "whole, all of" and לֵב (lev) meaning "heart". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve spies sent by Moses into Canaan. Of the Israelites who left Egypt with Moses, Caleb and Joshua were the only ones who lived to see the Promised Land.... [more]
CALFURAY f Native American, Mapuche
Means "violet (flower)" in Mapuche.
CALIGULA m History
Means "little boot" in Latin. This was a nickname for the Roman emperor Gaius Caesar Germanicus given to him in his youth by his father's soldiers.
CALISTA f English, Portuguese, Spanish
Feminine form of CALLISTUS. As an English name it might also be a variant of KALLISTO.
CALISTO m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of CALLISTUS.
CALIXTA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTE m French
French form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTUS m Late Roman
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).
CALLA f English
From the name of a type of lily, of Latin origin. Use of the name may also be inspired by Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty".
CALLAHAN m English
From a surname, the Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Ceallacháin, which means "descendant of CEALLACHÁN".
CALLAN m English
From a surname, the Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Cathaláin, which means "descendant of CATHALÁN".
CALLIE f English
Diminutive of CAROLINE, or sometimes of names beginning with Cal.
CALLIRRHOE f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Καλλιρροη (Kallirroe), derived from the word καλλιρρους (kallirrous) meaning "beautiful flowing". This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology, including a daughter of Achelous. A small moon of Jupiter is named after her.
CALLISTO (1) m Italian
Italian form of CALLISTUS.
CALLISTO (2) f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KALLISTO. A moon of Jupiter bears this name.
CALLISTUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name that was derived from the Greek name Καλλιστος (Kallistos) meaning "most beautiful". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callixtus), including the 3rd-century Callistus I who is regarded as a saint.
CALLIXTUS m Late Roman
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).
CALLUM m Scottish
Variant of CALUM.
CALOGERA f Italian
Feminine form of CALOGERO.
CALOGERO m Italian
From the Late Latin name Calogerus meaning "beautiful elder", from Greek καλος (kalos) meaning "beautiful" and γερων (geron) meaning "old man, elder". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a hermit of Sicily.
CALOGERUS m Late Roman
Latin form of CALOGERO.
CALPURNIA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CALPURNIUS. This was the name of Julius Caesar's last wife.
CALPURNIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name, which was possibly derived from Latin calpar meaning "chalice, cup".
CALUM m Scottish
Scottish form of COLUMBA.
CALVAGH m Irish
Anglicized form of CALBHACH.
CALVIN m English
Derived from the French surname Cauvin, which was derived from chauve meaning "bald". The surname was borne by Jean Cauvin (1509-1564), a theologian from France who was one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. His surname was Latinized as Calvinus (based on Latin calvus "bald") and he is known as John Calvin in English. It has been used as a given name in his honour since the 19th century.
CALVUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "bald" in Latin.
CALYPSO f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Καλυψω (Kalypso), which probably meant "she that conceals", derived from καλυπτω (kalypto) meaning "to cover, to conceal". In Greek myth this was the name of the nymph who fell in love with Odysseus after he was shipwrecked on her island of Ogygia. When he refused to stay with her she detained him for seven years until Zeus ordered her to release him.
CAM (1) f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (cam) meaning "orange (fruit)".
CAM (2) m & f English
Short form of CAMERON.
CAMBRIA f Various
Latin form of the Welsh Cymru, the Welsh name for the country of Wales, derived from cymry meaning "the people". It is occasionally used as a given name in modern times.
CAMBYSES m History
From Καμβυσης (Kambyses), the Greek form of the Old Persian name Kambujiya, which is of unknown meaning. Two Persian kings bore this name, including Cambyses II who conquered Egypt.
CAMDEN m English (Modern)
From a surname that was derived from a place name, perhaps meaning "enclosed valley" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the English historian William Camden (1551-1623).
CAMÉLIA f French
French form of CAMELLIA.
CAMELIA f Romanian
From camelie, the Romanian spelling of camellia (see CAMELLIA).
CAMELLIA f English (Rare)
From the name of the flowering shrub, which was named for the botanist and missionary Georg Josef Kamel.
CAMERON m & f English
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
CAMILA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLA.
CAMILLA f English, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, German, Ancient Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of CAMILLUS. This was the name of a legendary warrior maiden of the Volsci, as told by Virgil in the Aeneid. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by Fanny Burney's novel Camilla (1796).
CAMILLE f & m French, English
French feminine and masculine form of CAMILLA. It is also used in the English-speaking world, where it is generally only feminine.
CAMILLO m Italian
Italian form of CAMILLUS.
CAMILLUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, which is probably of Etruscan origin and unknown meaning. It is probably not related to Latin camillus "a youth employed in religious services". This name was borne by the 16th-century Italian monk Saint Camillus de Lellis.
CAMILO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLUS.
CAMMIE f English
Diminutive of CAMILLA.
CAMPBELL m English
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked mouth" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and béul "mouth".
CAMRYN f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of CAMERON.
CAN m Turkish
Means "soul, life" in Turkish, from Persian جان (jan).
CANAAN m Biblical
Meaning unknown. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Ham. He is said to be the ancestor of the Canaanite people.
CANAN f Turkish
Means "beloved" in Turkish.
CANDACE f English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the hereditary title of the queens of Ethiopia, as mentioned in Acts in the New Testament. It is apparently derived from Cushitic kdke meaning "queen mother". In some versions of the Bible it is spelled Kandake, reflecting the Greek spelling Κανδακη. It was used as a given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 20th century by a character in the movie Meet the Stewarts (1942).
CANDE f & m Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA or CANDELARIO.
CANDELA f Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA.
CANDELARIA f Spanish
Means "Candlemas" in Spanish, ultimately derived from Spanish candela "candle". This name is given in honour of the church festival of Candlemas, which commemorates the presentation of Christ in the temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary.
CANDELARIO m Spanish
Masculine form of CANDELARIA.
CANDELAS f Spanish
Diminutive of CANDELARIA.
CANDI f English
Variant of CANDY.
CANDICE f English
Variant of CANDACE.
CÁNDIDA f Spanish
Spanish form of CANDIDA.
CÂNDIDA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDA.
CANDIDA f Late Roman, English
Late Latin name derived from candidus meaning "white". This was the name of several early saints, including a woman supposedly healed by Saint Peter. As an English name, it came into use after George Bernard Shaw's play Candida (1898).
CANDIDE m & f French
French form of CANDIDUS or CANDIDA.
CÁNDIDO m Spanish
Spanish form of CANDIDUS.
CÂNDIDO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDUS.
CANDIDUS m Late Roman
Masculine form of CANDIDA. This name was borne by a few early saints and martyrs.
CANDIS f English
Variant of CANDACE.
CANDY f English
Diminutive of CANDACE. It is also influenced by the English word candy.
CANDYCE f English
Variant of CANDACE.
CANER m Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life"and er meaning "brave man".
CANSU f Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" and su meaning "water".
CANUTE m History
Anglicized form of KNUT.
CAOILFHIONN f Irish
Derived from the Irish elements caol "slender" and fionn "fair". This was the name of several Irish saints.
CAOIMHE f Irish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic caomh meaning "beautiful, gentle, kind".
CAOIMHÍN m Irish
Irish form of KEVIN.
CAOLÁN m Irish
From Irish caol meaning "slender" combined with the diminutive suffix án.
CAOMH m Ancient Irish
Masculine form of CAOIMHE.
CAOMHÁN m Ancient Irish
Diminutive of CAOMH. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CAPRICE f English
From the English word meaning "impulse", ultimately (via French) from Italian capriccio.
CAPRICIA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of CAPRICE.
CAPRINA f Various
From the name of the Italian island of Capri.
CAPUCINE f French
Means "nasturtium" in French. This was the stage name of the French actress and model Capucine (1928-1990).
CARA f English
From an Italian word meaning "beloved". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century, though it did not become popular until after the 1950s.
CARADOC m Welsh
Variant of CARADOG.
CARADOG m Welsh
Welsh form of CARATACOS. This is the name of several figures in Welsh history and legend, including a 6th-century king of Gwent and a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian romance.
CARAMIA f Various
From the Italian phrase cara mia meaning "my beloved".
CARATACOS m Ancient Celtic
Derived from the Celtic element car meaning "love". This was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule.
CARBREY m Irish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CARBRY m Irish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CARDEA f Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin cardo meaning "hinge, axis". This was the name of the Roman goddess of thresholds, door pivots, and change.
CAREL m Dutch
Dutch form of CHARLES.
CAREN f English
Variant of KAREN (1).
CAREY m & f English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of CIARDHA".
CARI f English
Variant of CARRIE.
CARIDAD f Spanish
Spanish cognate of CHARITY.
CARIN f Swedish
Variant of KARIN.
CARINA (1) f English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Late Roman
Late Latin name derived from cara meaning "dear, beloved". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr. It is also the name of a constellation in the southern sky, though in this case it means "keel" in Latin, referring to a part of Jason's ship the Argo.
CARINE f French
French form of CARINA (1). It can also function as a short form of CATHERINE, via Swedish Karin.
CARISSA f English
Variant of CHARISSA.
CARITA f Swedish
Derived from Latin caritas meaning "dearness, esteem, love".
CARL m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
German form of CHARLES. Two noteworthy bearers of the name were the German mathematician Carl Gauss (1777-1855), who made contributions to number theory and algebra as well as physics and astronomy, and the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961), who founded analytical psychology. It was imported to America in the 19th century by German immigrants.
CARLENE f English
Feminine diminutive of CARL.
CARLES m Catalan
Catalan form of CHARLES.
CARLEY f English (Modern)
Feminine form of CARL.
CARLIE f English
Feminine form of CARL.
CARLIJN f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of CAREL.
CARLINHOS m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLISA f English (Rare)
Combination of CARLA and LISA.
CARLISLE m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the name of a city in northern England. The city was originally called by the Romans Luguvalium meaning "stronghold of LUGUS". Later the Brythonic element ker "fort" was appended to the name of the city.
CARLITO m Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLMAN m Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of CARLOMAN.
CARLO m Italian
Italian form of CHARLES.
CARLOMAN m History, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name derived from karl (see CHARLES) and man "man". This was the name of several Frankish rulers, including the 8th-century Carloman I who ruled jointly with his brother Charlemagne for a time.
CARLOS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLES.
CARLOTA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLOTTE.
CARLOTTA f Italian
Italian form of CHARLOTTE.
CARLTON m English
Variant of CHARLTON.
CARLU m Corsican
Corsican form of CHARLES.
CARLY f English
Feminine form of CARL.
CARLYLE m English
Variant of CARLISLE.
CARLYN f English
Contracted variant of CAROLINE.
CARME (1) f Galician, Catalan
Galician and Catalan form of CARMEL.
CARME (2) f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Καρμη (Karme), which was derived from κειρω (keiro) meaning "to shear". This was the name of a Cretan goddess of the harvest.
CARMEL f English, Jewish
From the title of the Virgin Mary Our Lady of Carmel. כַּרְמֶל (Karmel) (meaning "garden" in Hebrew) is a mountain in Israel mentioned in the Old Testament. It was the site of several early Christian monasteries. As an English given name, it has mainly been used by Catholics.
CARMELA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CARMEL.
CARMELITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of CARMEL.
CARMELLA f English
Latinized form of CARMEL.
CARMELO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of CARMEL.
CARMEN f Spanish, English, Italian, Romanian
Medieval Spanish form of CARMEL influenced by the Latin word carmen "song". This was the name of the main character in George Bizet's opera Carmen (1875).
CARMI m Biblical
Means "vine" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.
CARMINE m Italian
Italian masculine form of CARMEN.
CARMINHO f Portuguese
Diminutive of CARMO. It has been popularized in Portugal by the singer simply known as Carminho (1984-).
CARMO m & f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CARMEL.
CAROL (1) f & m English
Short form of CAROLINE. It was formerly a masculine name, derived from CAROLUS. The name can also be given in reference to the English vocabulary word, which means "song" or "hymn".
CAROL (2) m Romanian
Romanian form of CAROLUS. This was the name of two Romanian kings.
CAROLA f Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish
Feminine form of CAROLUS.
CAROLE f French
French feminine form of CAROLUS.
CAROLIEN f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of CAROLUS.
CAROLIN f German
German feminine form of CAROLUS.
CAROLINA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Swedish
Latinate feminine form of CAROLUS. This is the name of two American states: North and South Carolina. They were named for Charles I, king of England.
CAROLYN f English
Variant of CAROLINE.
CARON f & m Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CARPUS m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latin form of the Greek name Καρπος (Karpos), which meant "fruit, profits". The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament in the second epistle of Timothy.
CARRAN m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Corraidhín meaning "descendant of CORRAIDHÍN".
CARREEN f English (Rare)
Used by Margaret Mitchell in her novel Gone with the Wind (1936), where it is a combination of CAROLINE and IRENE.
CARRIE f English
Diminutive of CAROLINE.
CARROL m Irish
Variant of CARROLL.
CARROLL m Irish
Anglicized form of CEARBHALL. A famous bearer of the surname was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
CARRY f English
Diminutive of CAROLINE.
CARSON m & f English
From a Scottish surname of uncertain meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was the American scout Kit Carson (1809-1868).
CARTER m English
From an English surname that meant "one who uses a cart". A famous bearer of the surname is former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).
CÁRTHACH m Irish
Means "loving" in Irish. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CARVER m English (Rare)
From an English surname that meant "wood carver".
CARWYN m Welsh
Means "blessed love" from Welsh caru "to love" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
CARY m & f English
Variant of CAREY. A famous bearer was the British-American actor Cary Grant (1904-1986).
CARYL f English
Variant of CAROL (1).
CARYN f English
Variant of KAREN (1).
CARYS f Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "love". This is a relatively modern Welsh name, in common use only since the middle of the 20th century.
CAS m Dutch
Short form of CASPER.
CASANDRA f Spanish, Romanian
Spanish and Romanian form of CASSANDRA.
CASE m English (Modern)
Short form of CASEY.
CASEY m & f English, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cathasaigh meaning "descendant of CATHASACH". This name can be given in honour of Casey Jones (1863-1900), a train engineer who sacrificed his life to save his passengers. In his case, Casey was a nickname acquired because he was raised in the town of Cayce, Kentucky.
CASH m English
From an English occupational surname for a box maker, derived from Norman French casse meaning "case". A famous bearer of the surname was American musician Johnny Cash (1932-2003).
CASIMIR m English, French
English form of the Polish name Kazimierz, derived from the Slavic element kaziti "to destroy" combined with miru "peace, world". Four kings of Poland have borne this name, including Casimir III the Great, who greatly strengthened the Polish state in the 14th century. It was also borne Saint Casimir, a 15th-century Polish prince and a patron saint of Poland and Lithuania. The name was imported into Western Europe via Germany, where it was borne by some royalty.
CASIMIRO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of CASIMIR.
CASON m English (Modern)
From a surname derived from the English place name Cawston, itself derived from the Old Norse given name KÁLFR combined with Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
CASPER m Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Dutch and Scandinavian form of JASPER. This is the name of a friendly ghost in an American series of cartoons and comic books (beginning 1945).
CASPIAN m Literature
Used by author C. S. Lewis for a character in his Chronicles of Narnia series, first appearing in 1950. Prince Caspian first appears in the fourth book, where he is the rightful king of Narnia driven into exile by his evil uncle Miraz. Lewis probably based the name on the Caspian Sea, which was named for the city of Qazvin, which was itself named for the ancient Cas tribe.
CASS f & m English
Short form of CASSANDRA, CASSIDY, and other names beginning with Cass.
CASSANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κασσανδρος (Kassandros), the masculine form of CASSANDRA. This was the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Macedon.
CASSANDRA f English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κασσανδρα (Kassandra), derived from possibly κεκασμαι (kekasmai) meaning "to excel, to shine" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek myth Cassandra was a Trojan princess, the daughter of Priam and Hecuba. She was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but when she spurned his advances he cursed her so nobody would believe her prophecies.... [more]
CASSARAH f English (Rare)
Recently created name intended to mean "what will be, will be". It is from the title of the 1956 song Que Sera, Sera, which was taken from the Italian phrase che sarà sarà. The phrase que sera, sera is not grammatically correct in any Romance language.
CÁSSIA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of CASSIUS.
CASSIA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CASSIUS.
CASSIAN m Ancient Roman (Anglicized)
From the Roman family name Cassianus, which was derived from CASSIUS. This was the name of several saints, including a 3rd-century martyr from Tangier who is the patron saint of stenographers and a 5th-century mystic who founded a monastery in Marseille.
CASSIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was a derivative of CASSIUS.
CASSIDY f & m English (Modern)
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Caiside meaning "descendant of CAISIDE".
CASSIE f English
Diminutive of CASSANDRA and other names beginning with Cass.
CASSIEL m Judeo-Christian Legend
From Hebrew קַפצִיאֵל (Qaftzi'el), of uncertain meaning. Suggested meanings include "speed of God" or "cover of God". This is the name of an angel in medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic mysticism.
CASSIOPEIA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κασσιοπεια (Kassiopeia) or Κασσιεπεια (Kassiepeia), possibly meaning "cassia juice". In Greek myth Cassiopeia was the wife of Cepheus and the mother of Andromeda. She was changed into a constellation and placed in the northern sky after she died.
CASSIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin cassus meaning "empty, vain". This name was borne by several early saints. In modern times, it was the original first name of boxer Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), who was named after his father Cassius Clay, who was himself named after the American abolitionist Cassius Clay (1810-1903).
CASTOR m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Καστωρ (Kastor), possibly related to κεκασμαι (kekasmai) meaning "to excel, to shine" (pluperfect κεκαστο). Alternatively it could be derived from the Greek word καστωρ (kastor) meaning "beaver", though the legends about Castor do not mention beavers, which were foreign animals to the Greeks. In Greek myth Castor was a son of Zeus and the twin brother of Pollux. The constellation Gemini, which represents the two brothers, contains a star by this name.
CAT f & m English
Diminutive of CATHERINE. It can also be a nickname from the English word for the animal.
CATAHECASSA m Native American, Shawnee
Means "black hoof" in Shawnee. This was the name of a Shawnee warrior and chief of the 18th century.
CĂTĂLIN m Romanian
Romanian masculine form of KATHERINE.
CĂTĂLINA f Romanian
Romanian form of KATHERINE.
CATALINA f Spanish, Corsican
Spanish and Corsican form of KATHERINE.
CATARINA f Portuguese, Occitan, Galician
Portuguese, Occitan and Galician form of KATHERINE.
CATE f English (Rare)
Variant of KATE. A famous bearer is Australian actress Cate Blanchett (1975-).
CATELINE f Medieval French
Medieval French form of KATHERINE.
CATERINA f Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan form of KATHERINE.
CATHAIR m Irish
Possibly means "battle man" from Irish cath "battle" and fer "man".
CATHAL m Irish
Derived from Irish cath "battle" and fál "ruler". This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Charles.
CATHALÁN m Irish
Diminutive of CATHAL.
CATHÁN m Irish
Derived from Irish cath "battle" combined with a diminutive suffix.
CATHAOIR m Irish
Variant of CATHAIR.
CATHARINA f Dutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of KATHERINE.
CATHASACH m Ancient Irish
Means "vigilant" in Irish.
CATHERINE f French, English
French form of KATHERINE, and also a common English variant.
CATHRIN f German
German short form of KATHARINA.
CATHRINE f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of KATHERINE.
CATHY f English
Diminutive of CATHERINE.
CÁTIA f Portuguese
Diminutive of CATARINA.
CATIA f Italian
Italian diminutive of CATERINA.
CATINA f Romanian
Contracted form of CĂTĂLINA.
CATO (1) m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "wise" in Latin. This name was bestowed upon Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato), a 2nd-century BC Roman statesman, author and censor, and was subsequently inherited by his descendants, including his great-grandson Cato the Younger (Marcus Porcius Cato Uticencis), a politician and philosopher who opposed Julius Caesar.
CATO (2) f Dutch
Diminutive of CATHARINA.
CATRIN f Welsh, German
Welsh form of KATHERINE, as well as a German short form of KATHARINA.
CATRINE f Swedish
Swedish variant of KATRINE.
CATRINEL f Romanian
Diminutive of ECATERINA.
CATRIONA f Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of KATHERINE.
CAUÃ m Native American, Tupi
Means "hawk" in Tupi.
CAVAN m English
Either from the name of the Irish county, which is derived from Irish cabhán "hollow", or else from the Irish surname CAVAN.
CAYETANA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CAYETANO m Spanish
Spanish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CEADDA m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of CHAD.
CEALLACH m Irish
Irish name of uncertain origin, traditionally said to mean "bright-headed". Alternatively it could be derived from Old Irish ceallach "war, strife" or ceall "church".
CEALLACHÁN m Irish
Diminutive of CEALLACH.
CEALLAGH m Irish
Variant of CEALLACH.
CEARBHALL m Irish
Probably from Gaelic cearbh "hacking with a weapon".
CEBRAİL m Turkish
Turkish form of GABRIEL.
CEBRIÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CECE f English
Diminutive of CECILIA and other names containing a similar sound.
CECELIA f English
Variant of CECILIA.
CECIL m English
From the Roman name Caecilius (see CECILIA). This was the name of a 3rd-century saint, a companion of Saint Cyprian. Though it was in use during the Middle Ages in England, it did not become common until the 19th century when it was given in honour of the noble Cecil family, who had been prominent since the 16th century. Their surname was derived from the Welsh given name Seisyll, which was derived from the Roman name Sextilius, a derivative of SEXTUS.
CÉCILE f French
French form of CECILIA.
CÉCILIA f French
French form of CECILIA.
CECÍLIA f Portuguese, Catalan, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Catalan, Slovak and Hungarian form of CECILIA.
CECILIA f English, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Romanian, Finnish, German
Latinate feminine form of the Roman family name Caecilius, which was derived from Latin caecus meaning "blind". Saint Cecilia was a semi-legendary 2nd- or 3rd-century martyr who was sentenced to die because she refused to worship the Roman gods. After attempts to suffocate her failed, she was beheaded. She was later regarded as the patron saint of music and musicians.... [more]
CECÍLIE f Czech
Czech form of CECILIA.
CECILIE f Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of CECILIA.
CECILIJA f Slovene, Croatian, Sorbian
Slovene, Croatian and Sorbian form of CECILIA.
CECÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
CECILIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
CECILY f English
English form of CECILIA. This was the usual English form during the Middle Ages.
CECYLIA f Polish
Polish form of CECILIA.
CEDAR f & m English (Rare)
From the English word for the coniferous tree, derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κεδρος (kedros).
ČEDOMIR m Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic elements chedo meaning "child" and miru meaning "peace, world".
CÉDRIC m French
French form of CEDRIC.
CEDRIC m English
Invented by Sir Walter Scott for a character in his novel Ivanhoe (1819). Apparently he based it on the actual name Cerdic, the name of the semi-legendary founder of the kingdom of Wessex in the 6th century. The meaning of Cerdic is uncertain, but it does not appear to be Old English in origin. It could be connected to the Brythonic name CARATACOS. The name was also used by Frances Hodgson Burnett for the main character in her novel Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886).
CEEL m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARCELLUS.
CEES m Dutch
Variant of KEES.
CEFERINO m Spanish
Spanish form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
CEFIN m Welsh
Welsh form of KEVIN.
CÉIBHFHIONN f Irish Mythology
Means "fair locks" in Irish. This was the name of an Irish goddess of inspiration.
CEINWEN f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements cain "good, lovely" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
CELAL m Kurdish
Kurdish form of JALAL.
CELANDINE f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived from Greek χελιδων (chelidon) meaning "swallow (bird)".
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