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CHAN   m & f   Khmer
Means "moon" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
CHANAH   f   Hebrew
Variant of CHANNAH.
CHANANYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANANIAH.
CHANCE   m   English
Originally a diminutive of CHAUNCEY. It is now usually given in reference to the English word chance meaning "luck, fortune" (ultimately derived from Latin cadens "falling").
CHAND   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern masculine form of CHANDA.
CHANDA   m & f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "fierce, hot, passionate" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form चण्ड and the feminine form चण्डा (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga).
CHANDAN   m   Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्दन (chandana) meaning "sandalwood".
CHANDANA   f   Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDAN.
CHANDER   m   Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of CHANDRA.
CHANDLER   m   English
From an occupational surname which meant "candle seller" in Middle English, ultimately from Old French.
CHANDRA   m & f   Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "moon" in Sanskrit, derived from चन्द (chand) meaning "to shine". This is a transcription of the masculine form चण्ड (a name of the moon in Hindu texts which is often personified as a deity) as well as the feminine form चण्डा.
CHANDRAKANT   m   Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "beloved by the moon", derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and कान्त (kanta) meaning "desired, beloved". This is another name for the moonstone.
CHANDRAKANTA   f   Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDRAKANT.
CHANEL   f   English
From a French surname which meant "pipe". It has been used as an American given name since 1970s, influenced by the Chanel brand name (a line of women's clothing and perfume), which was named for French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971).
CHANELLE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of CHANEL.
CHANG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (chāng) meaning "flourish, prosper, good, sunlight" (which is usually only masculine), (chàng) meaning "smooth, free, unrestrained" or (cháng) meaning "long". Other Chinese characters are also possible.
CHANNAH   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANNAH.
CHANNARY   f   Khmer
Means "moon-faced girl" from Khmer ចន្ទ (chan) "moon" and នារី (neari) "woman, girl".
CHANNING   m & f   English (Modern)
From an English surname of uncertain origin.
CHANOKH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ENOCH.
CHANTAL   f   French, English, Dutch
From a French surname which was derived from a place name meaning "stony". It was originally given in honour of Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal, the founder of the Visitation Order in the 17th century. It has become associated with French chant "song".
CHANTÉ   f   English (Modern)
Means "sung" in French.
CHANTEL   f   English
Variant of CHANTAL.
CHANTELLE   f   English
Variant of CHANTAL.
CHANTREA   f   Khmer
Means "moonlight" in Khmer.
CHAO   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (chāo) meaning "surpass, leap over" (which is usually only masculine), (cháo) meaning "tide, flow, damp", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
CHARA   f   Greek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
CHARALAMBOS   m   Greek
Variant transcription of CHARALAMPOS.
CHARALAMPOS   m   Greek
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρα (chara) "happiness" combined with λαμπω (lampo) "to shine".
CHARES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian general. It was also borne by the sculptor who crafted the Colossus of Rhodes.
CHARIOVALDA   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HAROLD.
CHARIS   f   Ancient Greek, English (Rare)
Feminine form of CHARES. It came into use as an English given name in the 17th century.
CHARISMA   f   English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "personal magnetism", ultimately derived from Greek χαρις (charis) "grace, kindness".
CHARISSA   f   English
Elaborated form of CHARIS. Edmund Spencer used it in his epic poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
CHARISSE   f   English
From a French surname of unknown meaning. It was used as a given name in honour of American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse (1921-2008).
CHARITA   f   Various
Latinate form of CHARITY.
CHARITON   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek novelist.
CHARITY   f   English
From the English word charity, ultimately derived from Late Latin caritas meaning "generous love", from Latin carus "dear, beloved". Caritas was in use as a Roman Christian name. The English name Charity came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
CHARLA   f   English
Feminine form of CHARLES.
CHARLEEN   f   English
Variant of CHARLENE.
CHARLEMAGNE   m   History
From Old French Charles le Magne meaning "CHARLES the Great". This is the name by which the Frankish king Charles the Great (742-814) is commonly known.
CHARLENE   f   English
Feminine diminutive of CHARLES.
CHARLES   m   English, French
From the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word meaning "man". However, an alternative theory states that it is derived from the common Germanic name element hari meaning "army, warrior".... [more]
CHARLEY   m & f   English
Diminutive or feminine form of CHARLES.
CHARLIE   m & f   English
Diminutive or feminine form of CHARLES. A famous bearer is Charlie Brown, the main character in the comic strip 'Peanuts' by Charles Schulz.
CHARLINE   f   French
French feminine diminutive of CHARLES.
CHARLIZE   f   Southern African, Afrikaans
Feminine form of CHARLES using the popular Afrikaans name suffix ize. This name was popularized by South African actress Charlize Theron (1975-), who was named after her father Charles.
CHARLOT   m   French
French diminutive of CHARLES.
CHARLOTTA   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of CHARLOTTE.
CHARLOTTE   f   French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French feminine diminutive of CHARLES. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th century. A notable bearer was Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), the eldest of the three Brontë sisters and the author of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Villette'.
CHARLTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "settlement of free men" in Old English.
CHARMAINE   f   English
Meaning unknown, perhaps a combination of CHARMIAN or the English word charm with the aine suffix from LORRAINE. It was (first?) used for a character in the play 'What Price Glory' (1924), which was made into a popular movie in 1926.
CHARMIAN   f   English (Rare)
Form of CHARMION used by Shakespeare in his play 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).
CHARMION   f   Ancient Greek
Greek name derived from χαρμα (charma) meaning "delight". This was the name of one of Cleopatra's servants, as recorded by Plutarch.
CHARNA   f   Yiddish
From a Slavic word meaning "black".
CHARNETTE   f   English (Rare)
Probably an invented name.
CHARO   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ROSARIO.
CHARON   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly means "fierce brightness" in Greek. In Greek mythology Charon was the operator of the ferry that brought the newly dead over the River Acheron into Hades.
CHAS   m   English
Diminutive of CHARLES.
CHASE   m   English
From a surname meaning "chase, hunt" in Middle English, originally a nickname for a huntsman.
CHASITY   f   English
Variant of CHASTITY.
CHASTITY   f   English
From the English word chastity, which is ultimately from Latin castus "pure". It was borne by the daughter of Sonny Bono and Cher, which probably led to the name's increase in popularity during the 1970s.
CHATZKEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of EZEKIEL.
CHÂU   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".
CHAUNCEY   m   English
From a Norman surname of unknown meaning. It was used as a given name in American in honour of Harvard president Charles Chauncey (1592-1672).
CHAUSIKU   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born at night" in Swahili.
CHAVA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAVAQQUQ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HABAKKUK.
CHAVDAR   m   Bulgarian
Derived from a Persian word meaning "leader, dignitary".
CHAWWAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAYA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of CHAYYIM.
CHAYIM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
CHAYYIM   m   Hebrew
Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.
CHAZ   m   English
Diminutive of CHARLES.
CHE   m   Spanish
From an Argentine expression meaning "hey!". This nickname was acquired by the Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Guevara while he was in Cuba.
CHEA   m & f   Khmer
Means "healthy" in Khmer.
CHEDOMIR   m   Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of ČEDOMIR.
CHEFTZI-BAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of HEPHZIBAH.
CHELLE   f   English
Diminutive of MICHELLE.
CHELO   f   Spanish
Diminutive of CONSUELO.
CHELSEA   f   English
From the name of a district in London, originally derived from Old English and meaning "landing place for chalk or limestone". It has been in general use as an English given name since the 1970s.
CHELSEY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of CHELSEA.
CHELSIE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of CHELSEA.
CHEN (1)   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (chén) or (chén) which both mean "morning". The character also refers to the fifth Earthly Branch (7 AM to 9 AM) which is itself associated with the dragon of the Chinese zodiac. This name can be formed from other characters as well.
CHEN (2)   m & f   Hebrew
Means "grace, charm" in Hebrew.
CHENANIAH   m   Biblical
Variant of KENANIAH used in several translations of the Old Testament.
CHENDA   f   Khmer
Means "thought, intellect" in Khmer.
CHENG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (chéng) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (chéng) meaning "sincere, honest, true", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
CHER   f   English
Short form of CHERYL. In the case of the American musician Cher (1946-), it is short for her real name CHERILYN.
CHERETTE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of CHERIE.
CHERI   f   English
Variant of CHERIE.
CHERICE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CHARISSE.
CHERIE   f   English
Derived from French chérie meaning "darling". In America, Cherie came into use shortly after the variant Sherry, and has not been as common.
CHERILYN   f   English
Combination of CHERYL and the popular name suffix lyn.
CHERISE   f   English
Variant of CHARISSE.
CHERISH   f   English
From the English word meaning "to treasure".
CHERNOBOG   m   Slavic Mythology
Means "the black god" from Slavic cherno "black" and bogu "god". Chernobog was the Slavic god of darkness, evil and grief.
CHEROKEE   f & m   English (Rare)
Probably derived from the Creek word tciloki meaning "people of a different speech". This is the name of a Native American people who live in the east of North America.
CHERRY   f   English
Simply means "cherry" from the name of the fruit. It can also be a diminutive of CHARITY. It has been in use since the late 19th century.
CHERRYL   f   English
Variant of CHERYL.
CHERYL   f   English
Elaboration of CHERIE, perhaps influenced by BERYL. This name was not used before the 20th century.
CHESED   f & m   Hebrew
Means "mercy" in Hebrew.
CHESLEY   m   English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "camp meadow" in Old English.
CHESTER   m   English
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who came from Chester, an old Roman settlement in Britain. The name of the settlement came from Latin castrum "camp, fortress".
CHESTIBOR   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZCIBOR.
CHESTIRAD   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of CTIRAD.
CHESTISLAV   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZESŁAW.
CHET   m   English
Short form of CHESTER.
CHETAN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "visible, conscious, soul" in Sanskrit.
CHETANA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of CHETAN.
CHEVONNE   f   Irish
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
CHEYANNE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of CHEYENNE probably influenced by the name ANNE (1).
CHEYENNE   f & m   English
Derived from the Dakota word shahiyena meaning "red speakers". This is the name of a Native American people of the Great Plains. The name was supposedly given to the Cheyenne by the Dakota because their language was unrelated to their own. As a given name, it has been in use since the 1950s.
CHI (1)   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (chi) meaning "branch".
CHI (2)   m & f   Mythology, Western African, Igbo
Means "god, spirtual being" in Igbo, referring to the personal spiritual guardian that each person is believed to have. Christian Igbo people use it as a name for the personal Christian god. This can also be a short form of the many Igbo names that begin with this element.
CHÍ   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (chí) meaning "will, spirit".
CHIAMAKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is beautiful" in Igbo.
CHIARA   f   Italian
Italian form of CLARA. Saint Chiara (commonly called Saint Clare in English) was a follower of Saint Francis of Assisi.
CHIARINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of CHIARA.
CHIBUEZE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is the king" in Igbo.
CHIBUIKE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is strength" in Igbo.
CHIBUZO   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God leads the way" in Igbo.
CHICA   f   Portuguese
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
CHICHI   f   Western African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chi meaning "God".
CHICO   m   Portuguese
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
CHIDI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chidi.
CHIDIEBERE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is merciful" in Igbo.
CHIDIEBUBE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is glorious" in Igbo.
CHIDIEGWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is wonderful" in Igbo.
CHIDIKE   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is strong" in Igbo.
CHIDIMMA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is good" in Igbo.
CHIDUBEM   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "guided by God" in Igbo.
CHIEMEKA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God has performed great deeds" in Igbo.
CHIFUNDO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "mercy" in Chewa.
CHIFUNIRO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "will, wish" in Chewa.
CHIHIRO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" and (hiro) meaning "search, seek", as well as other kanji combinations.
CHIJINDUM   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God holds my life" in Igbo.
CHIKA (1)   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is the greatest" in Igbo.
CHIKA (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (chi) meaning "scatter" combined with (ka) meaning "good, beautiful" or (ka) meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
CHIKAKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand", (ka) meaning "fragrance" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can be possible.
CHIKE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God's power" in Igbo.
CHIKELU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Variant of CHIKERE.
CHIKERE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God created" in Igbo.
CHIKONDI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "love" in Chewa.
CHIKUMBUTSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "memory" in Chewa.
CHILE   m   English (Rare)
Variant of KYLE.
CHIMA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God knows" in Igbo.
CHIMO   m   Catalan (Rare)
Valencian diminutive of JOAQUIM.
CHIMWALA   m & f   Eastern African, Yao
Means "stone" in Yao.
CHIMWEMWE   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "joy, pleasure" in Chewa.
CHIN   m & f   Chinese
Variant of JIN (using Wade-Giles transcription).
CHINA   f   English (Modern)
From the name of the Asian country, ultimately derived from Qin, the name of a dynasty that ruled there in the 3rd century BC.
CHINASA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God answers" in Igbo.
CHINATSU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" and (natsu) meaning "summer", as well as other kanji combinations.
CHINEDU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God leads" in Igbo.
CHINGIS   m   Mongolian
Mongolian form of GENGHIS.
CHINONSO   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is nearby" in Igbo.
CHINWE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chinwe.
CHINWEIKE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns power" in Igbo.
CHINWENDU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns life" in Igbo.
CHINWEUBA   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns wealth" in Igbo.
CHINYERE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God gave" in Igbo.
CHIOMA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "good God" in Igbo.
CHIP   m   English
Diminutive of CHARLES or CHRISTOPHER. It can also be from a nickname given in reference to the phrase a chip off the old block, used of a son who is similar to his father.
CHIPO   f   Southern African, Shona
Means "gift" in Shona.
CHIRANJEEVI   m   Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of CHIRANJIVI.
CHIRANJIVI   m   Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
CHISOMO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "grace" in Chewa.
CHITA   f   Spanish
Short form of CONCHITA.
CHIUMBO   m   Eastern African, Mwera
Means "small" in Mwera.
CHIYEMBEKEZO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "hope" in Chewa.
CHIYO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" combined with (yo) meaning "generation" or (yo) meaning "world". Other kanji combinations are possible.
CHIYOKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" and (yo) meaning "generation" and (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
CHIZOBA   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God protect us" in Igbo.
CHIZQIYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HEZEKIAH.
CHLODOCHAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LOTHAR.
CHLODOVECH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUDWIG.
CHLODULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUDOLF.
CHLOE   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "green shoot" in Greek, referring to new plant growth in the spring. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter. The name is also mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles in the New Testament. As an English name, Chloe has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
CHLOÉ   f   French
French form of CHLOE.
CHLORIS   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek χλωρος (chloros) meaning "pale green". Chloris, in Greek mythology, was a minor goddess of vegetation.
CHLOTHAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of LOTHAR.
CHLOTICHILDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of CLOTILDE.
CHO   f   Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of CHOU.
CHOLPON   f   Kyrgyz
Means "Venus (the planet)" in Kyrgyz.
CHOU   f   Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (chou) meaning "butterfly".
CHOUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (chou) meaning "butterfly" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can be possible.
CHRIS   m & f   English, Dutch
Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.
CHRISSIE   f   English
Diminutive of CHRISTINE.
CHRISSY   f   English
Diminutive of CHRISTINE.
CHRIST   m   Theology
Modern English form of CHRISTOS.
CHRISTA   f   German, Danish, English
Short form of CHRISTINA.
CHRISTABEL   f   English (Rare)
Combination of CHRISTINA and the name suffix bel. This name occurs in medieval literature, and was later used by Samuel Coleridge in his poem 'Christabel' (1800).
CHRISTABELLA   f   English (Rare)
Latinate form of CHRISTABEL.
CHRISTAL   f   English
Variant of CRYSTAL.
CHRISTEL   f   German
German diminutive of CHRISTINE.
CHRISTELLE   f   French
French diminutive of CHRISTINE.
CHRISTEN (2)   f   English
Variant of KRISTIN.
CHRISTER   m   Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish diminutive of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTI   f   English
Diminutive of CHRISTINE.
CHRISTIAAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIAN   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the medieval Latin name Christianus meaning "a Christian" (see CHRISTOS). In England it has been in use since the Middle Ages, during which time it was used by both males and females, but it did not become common until the 17th century. In Denmark the name has been borne by ten kings since the 15th century. A famous bearer was Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), the Danish author of such fairy tales as 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.
CHRISTIANA   f   English, Late Roman
Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANE   f   German, French
German and French feminine form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANNE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIE (1)   f   English
Diminutive of CHRISTINE.
CHRISTIE (2)   m   Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish diminutive of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTINA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Greek
From Christiana, the Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, saint who was tormented by her pagan father. It was also borne by a 17th-century Swedish queen and patron the arts who gave up her crown in order to become a Roman Catholic.
CHRISTINE   f   French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French form of CHRISTINA, as well as a variant in other languages.
CHRISTMAS   m & f   English (Rare)
From the name of the holiday, which means "Christ festival".
CHRISTOFFEL   m   Dutch (Archaic)
Dutch form of KRISTOFFER.
CHRISTOFFER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian variant of KRISTOFFER.
CHRISTOFOROS   m   Greek
Modern Greek transcription of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOPH   m   German
German form of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOPHE   m   French
French form of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOPHER   m   English
From the Late Greek name Χριστοφορος (Christophoros) meaning "bearing CHRIST", derived from Χριστος (Christos) combined with φερω (phero) "to bear, to carry". Early Christians used it as a metaphorical name, expressing that they carried Christ in their hearts. In the Middle Ages, literal interpretations of the name's etymology led to legends about a Saint Christopher who carried the young Jesus across a river. He has come to be regarded as the patron saint of travellers.... [more]
CHRISTOPHOROS   m   Late Greek
Greek form of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOPHORUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOS   m   Theology, Greek
From Greek Χριστος (Christos) meaning "anointed", derived from χριω (chrio) meaning "to anoint". This was a name applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians. It is a translation of the Hebrew word מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach), commonly spelled in English messiah, which also means "anointed".... [more]
CHRISTY (1)   f   English
Diminutive of CHRISTINE.
CHRISTY (2)   m   Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish diminutive of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRIZANNE   f   Southern African, Afrikaans
Combination of CHRISTINE and ANNE (1) used in South Africa.
CHRYSANTA   f   English (Rare)
Shortened form of the word chrysanthemum, the name of a flowering plant, which means "golden flower" in Greek.
CHRYSANTHE   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CHRYSANTHI   f   Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CHRYSANTHOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "golden flower" from Greek χρυσεος (chryseos) "golden" combined with ανθος (anthos) "flower". This name was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century Egyptian saint.
CHRYSEIS   f   Greek Mythology
Patronymic derived from CHRYSES. In Greek legend she was the daughter of Chryses, a priest of Apollo. After she was taken prisoner by the Greeks besieging Troy, Apollo sent a plague into their camp, forcing the Greeks to release her.
CHRYSES   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek χρυσεος (chryseos) meaning "golden". In Greek mythology Chryses was the father of Chryseis, a woman captured by Agamemnon during the Trojan War.
CHRYSSA   f   Greek
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CHRYSTAL   f   English
Variant of CRYSTAL.
CHUCHO   m   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of JESÚS.
CHUCK   m   English
Diminutive of CHARLES. It originated in America in the early 20th century. Two famous bearers of this name were pilot Chuck Yeager (1923-), the first man to travel faster than the speed of sound, and the musician Chuck Berry (1926-2017), one of the pioneers of rock music.
CHUKS   m   Western African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chukwu meaning "God".
CHUKWU   m   Mythology
Derived from Igbo chi "god, spirtual being" and ukwu "great". In Igbo mythology Chukwu is the supreme god who created the universe. Christian Igbo people use this name for the Christian god.
CHUKWUDI   m   Western African, Igbo
Variant of CHIDI, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
CHUKWUEMEKA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God has done something great" in Igbo.
CHUKWUMA   m   Western African, Igbo
Variant of CHIMA, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
CHULDAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HULDAH.
CHUN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (chūn) meaning "spring (the season)" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
CHUS   m & f   Spanish
Diminutive of JESÚS or JESUSA.
CHUY   m   Spanish
Diminutive of JESÚS.
CHYNA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of CHINA.
CIAN   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "ancient" in Gaelic. This was the name of the mythical ancestor of the Cianachta in Irish legend. Cian was also the name of a son-in-law of Brian Boru.
CIANÁN   m   Irish
Diminutive of CIAN. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint.
CIANNAIT   f   Irish
Feminine form of CIAN.
CIAR   m   Irish
Derived from Irish ciar meaning "black".
CIARA (1)   f   Irish
Feminine form of CIAR. Saint Ciara was an Irish nun who established a monastery at Kilkeary in the 7th century.
CIARA (2)   f   English (Modern)
Variant of SIERRA. Use of the name has perhaps been influenced by the brand of perfume called Ciara, which was introduced by Revlon in 1973.
CIARÁN   m   Irish
Diminutive of CIAR. This was the name of two Irish saints: Saint Ciarán the Elder, the patron of the Kingdom of Munster, and Saint Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, the founder of a monastery in the 6th century.
CIARDHA   m   Irish
Derived from Irish ciar "black".
CIBOR   m   Polish (Rare)
Variant of CZCIBOR.
CIBRÁN   m   Galician
Galician form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CICELY   f   English
Medieval variant of CECILY.
CICERO   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "chickpea" from Latin cicer. Marcus Tullius Cicero (known simply as Cicero) was a statesman, orator and author of the 1st century BC.
CIEL   f   Various
Means "sky" in French. It is not used as a given name in France itself.
ĈIELA   f   Esperanto
Means "heavenly, from the sky" in Esperanto.
CIERA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of SIERRA.
CIERRA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of SIERRA.
ÇİĞDEM   f   Turkish
Means "crocus" in Turkish.
CİHAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of JAHAN.
CİHANGİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of JAHANGIR.
CILA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of CECILIA.
CILI   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of CECILIA.
CILKA   f   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of CECILIA.
CILLA   f   Swedish, Dutch
Diminutive of CECILIA.
CILLE   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
CILLIAN   m   Irish
Probably from Gaelic ceall "church" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint who evangelized in Franconia. He was martyred in Würzburg.
CILLÍN   m   Irish
Variant of CILLIAN.
CINÁED   m   Scottish, Irish
Means "born of fire" in Gaelic. This was the name of the first king of the Scots and Picts (9th century). It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.
CINDERELLA   f   Literature
From the French name Cendrillon which means "little ashes". This is best known as the main character in the fairy tale 'Cinderella'.
CINDI   f   English
Diminutive of CYNTHIA.
CINDRA   f   English (Rare)
Combination of CINDY and SANDRA.
CINDY   f   English
Diminutive of CYNTHIA.
CINTA   f   Indonesian
Means "love" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit चिन्ता (chinta).
CÍNTIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CYNTHIA.
CINTIA   f   Spanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of CYNTHIA.
CINZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of CYNTHIA.
CIONAODH   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of CINÁED.
CIPRIAN   m   Romanian
Romanian form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CIPRIANO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CIRCE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κιρκη (Kirke), which possibly meant "bird". In Greek mythology Circe was a sorceress who changed Odysseus's crew into hogs but was forced by him to change them back.
CIRÍACO   m   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese form and Spanish variant of CYRIACUS.
CIRIACO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CYRIACUS.
CIRIL   m   Slovene
Slovene form of CYRIL.
CIRILA   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of CYRIL.
CIRILLO   m   Italian
Italian form of CYRIL.
CIRINO   m   Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of CIRO.
CIRO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CYRUS.
CISSY   f   English
Variant of SISSY.
CITLALI   f & m   Native American, Nahuatl
Means "star" in Nahuatl.
CITLALLI   f & m   Native American, Nahuatl
Variant of CITLALI.
CITRA   f   Indonesian
Means "image" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit चित्र (chitra).
CLAES   m   Swedish
Swedish short form of NICHOLAS.
CLAIR   m   French, English
French form of Clarus (see CLARA).
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