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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is C.
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CÄCILIA   f   German
German form of CECILIA.
CÄCILIE   f   German
German form of CECILIA.
CADENCE   f   English (Modern)
From an English word meaning "rhythm, flow". It has been in use only since the 20th century.
CADERINA   f   Sardinian
Sardinian form of KATHERINE.
CADI   f   Welsh
Short form of CATRIN.
CAECILIA   f   German, Ancient Roman
German form of CECILIA, as well as the original Latin form.
CAELAN   m & f   English (Rare)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN or CAOILFHIONN.
CAELIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CAELIUS.
CAELIE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of KAYLEE.
CAELINA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CAELINUS.
CAETLIN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CAITLIN.
ÇAĞLA   f   Turkish
Means "almonds" in Turkish.
ÇAĞRI   f   Turkish
Means "invitation" in Turkish.
CAHAYA   m & f   Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Malay and Indonesian.
CAHYA   m & f   Indonesian
Variant of CAHAYA.
CAHYO   m & f   Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of CAHAYA.
CAILEIGH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of KAYLEIGH.
CAILIN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of KAYLYN. It also coincides with the Irish word cailín meaning "girl".
CAILYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of KAYLYN.
CAIRISTÌONA   f   Scottish
Scottish form of CHRISTINA.
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.
CAITLYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of CAITLIN.
CAITRIA   f   Irish
Possibly a form of CAITRÍONA.
CAITRÍONA   f   Irish
Irish form of KATHERINE.
CAITRÌONA   f   Scottish
Scottish form of KATHERINE.
CAJA   f   Danish
Variant of KAJA (1).
CAJSA   f   Swedish
Variant of KAJSA.
CALANTHE   f   English (Rare)
From the name of a type of orchid, ultimately meaning "beautiful flower", derived from Greek καλος (kalos) "beautiful" and ανθος (anthos) "flower".
CALANTHIA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of CALANTHE.
CALEIGH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of KAYLEIGH.
CALFURAY   f   Native American, Mapuche
Means "violet (flower)" in Mapuche.
CALISTA   f   English, Portuguese, Spanish
Feminine form of CALLISTUS. As an English name it might also be a variant of KALLISTO.
CALIXTA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of CALIXTUS.
CALLA   f   English
From the name of a type of lily. Use of the name may also be inspired by Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty".
CALLEIGH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CALLIE.
CALLIE   f   English
Diminutive of CAROLINE, or sometimes of names beginning with Cal.
CALLISTA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CALISTA.
CALLISTO (2)   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KALLISTO. A moon of Jupiter bears this name.
CALOGERA   f   Italian
Feminine form of CALOGERO.
CALYPSO   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Καλυψω (Kalypso) which probably meant "she that conceals", derived from καλυπτω (kalypto) "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.
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.
CAMMIE   f   English
Diminutive of CAMILLA.
CAMRYN   f   English (Modern)
Feminine variant of CAMERON.
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.
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.
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.
CANSU   f   Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" and su meaning "water".
CAOILEANN   f   Irish
Variant of CAOILFHIONN.
CAOILFHIONN   f   Irish
Derived from the Gaelic elements caol "slender" and fionn "fair". This was the name of several Irish saints.
CAOILINN   f   Irish
Variant of CAOILFHIONN.
CAOIMHE   f   Irish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic caomh meaning "beautiful, gentle, kind".
CAPRICE   f   English (Rare)
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.
CARAMIA   f   Various
From the Italian phrase cara mia meaning "my beloved".
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.
CAREEN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CARREEN.
CAREN   f   English
Variant of KAREN (1).
CAREY   m & f   Irish, English
From an Irish surname which 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.
CARIS   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CHARIS.
CARISSA   f   English
Variant of CHARISSA.
CARITA   f   Swedish
Derived from Latin caritas meaning "dearness, esteem, love".
CARLENE   f   English
Feminine diminutive of CARL.
CARLEY   f   English (Modern)
Feminine form of CARL.
CARLIE   f   English
Feminine form of CARL.
CARLISA   f   English (Rare)
Combination of CARLA and LISA.
CARLOTA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLOTTE.
CARLOTTA   f   Italian
Italian form of CHARLOTTE.
CARLY   f   English
Feminine form of CARL.
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) "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.
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).
CARMINA   f   Italian, Spanish
Variant of CARMEN.
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".
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.
CAROLINE   f   French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French feminine form of CAROLUS.
CAROLYN   f   English
Variant of CAROLINE.
CARON   f & m   Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
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.
CARRY   f   English
Diminutive of CAROLINE.
CARSON   m & f   Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname of uncertain meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was the American scout Kit Carson (1809-1868).
CARY   m & f   English
Variant of CAREY.
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.
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.
CASS   f & m   English
Short form of CASSANDRA, CASSIDY, and other names beginning with Cass.
CASSANDRA   f   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κασσανδρα (Kassandra), derived from possibly κεκασμαι (kekasmai) "to excel, to shine" and ανηρ (aner) "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.
CASSIDY   f & m   English (Modern)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Caiside meaning "descendant of CAISIDE".
CASSIE   f   English
Diminutive of CASSANDRA and other names beginning with Cass.
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.
CĂTĂLINA   f   Romanian
Romanian form of KATHERINE.
CATALINA   f   Spanish
Spanish 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.
CATHARINA   f   Dutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of KATHERINE.
CATHARINE   f   English
Variant of KATHERINE.
CATHERIN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of KATHERINE.
CATHERINE   f   French, English
French form of KATHERINE, and also a common English variant.
CATHLEEN   f   Irish, English
Variant of KATHLEEN.
CATHRIN   f   German
German short form of KATHARINA.
CATHRINE   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of KATHERINE.
CATHRYN   f   English
Variant 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 (2)   f   Dutch
Diminutive of CATHARINA.
CATRIN   f   Welsh, German
Welsh form of KATHERINE, as well as a German short form of KATHARINA.
CATRINA   f   Irish, Scottish
Variant of CATRIONA.
CATRINE   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of KATRINE.
CATRIONA   f   Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of KATHERINE.
CAYETANA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CAYLEY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of KAYLEE.
CEARA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CIARA (2).
CEARRA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CIARA (2).
CECE   f   English
Diminutive of CECILIA or other names containing a similar sound.
CECELIA   f   English
Variant of CECILIA.
CÉCILE   f   French, Dutch
French form of CECILIA.
CECÍLIA   f   Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, 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 "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, Czech
Norwegian, Danish and Czech form of CECILIA.
CECILIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of 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).
CÉIBHFHIONN   f   Irish Mythology
Means "fair locks" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of an Irish goddess of inspiration.
CEINWEN   f   Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements cain "lovely" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
CELANDINE   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which derives from Greek χελιδων (chelidon) "swallow (bird)".
CÉLESTE   f & m   French
French feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS.
CELESTE   f & m   Italian, English
Italian feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS. It is also the English feminine form.
CELESTINA   f   Spanish, Italian
Latinate feminine form of CAELESTINUS.
CÉLESTINE   f   French
French feminine form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTINE   f & m   English
English form of CAELESTINUS. It is more commonly used as a feminine name, from the French feminine form Célestine.
CELESTYNA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of CAELESTINUS.
CÉLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CELIA.
CELIA   f   English, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name CAELIUS. Shakespeare used it in his play 'As You Like It' (1599), which introduced the name to the English-speaking public at large. It is sometimes used as a short form of CECILIA.
CELINA   f   Polish
Short form of MARCELINA.
CELINDA   f   English (Rare)
Probably a blend of CELIA and LINDA.
CÉLINE   f   French
French feminine form of CAELINUS. This name can also function as a short form of MARCELINE.
CEMİLE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of JAMIL.
CEREN   f   Turkish
Means "young gazelle" in Turkish.
CERES   f   Roman Mythology
Derived from the Indo-European root *ker meaning "to grow". In Roman mythology Ceres was the goddess of agriculture, equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter.
CERI (2)   f   Welsh
Short form of CERIDWEN.
CERIDWEN   f   Welsh
Possibly from Welsh cyrrid "bent" or cerdd "poetry" combined with ven "woman" or gwen "white, fair, blessed". According to medieval Welsh legend this was the name of a sorceress or goddess who created a potion that would grant wisdom to her son Morfan. The potion was instead consumed by her servant Gwion Bach, who was subsequently reborn as the renowned bard Taliesin.
CERISE   f   French
Means "cherry" in French.
CERRIDWEN   f   Welsh
Variant of CERIDWEN.
CERRIDWYN   f   Welsh
Variant of CERIDWEN.
CERYS   f   Welsh
Variant of CARYS.
CESÁRIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of CAESARIUS.
CESARINA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of CESARE.
CEVAHİR   f & m   Turkish
Turkish form of JAWAHIR.
CHAE-WON   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (chae) meaning "collect, gather, pluck" combined with (won) meaning "source, origin, beginning". Other hanja combinations are possible.
CHAGGIT   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
CHALCHIUHTICUE   f   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "jade skirt" in Nahuatl. She was the Aztec goddess of water and rivers, the wife of Tlaloc.
CHALICE   f   English (Rare)
Means simply "chalice, goblet" from the English word, derived from Latin calix.
CHAN   m & f   Khmer
Means "moon" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
CHANAH   f   Hebrew
Variant of CHANNAH.
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).
CHANDANA   f   Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDAN.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHARLENE   f   English
Feminine diminutive of CHARLES.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
CHÂU   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".
CHAUSIKU   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born at night" in Swahili.
CHAVA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAWWAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAYA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of CHAYYIM.
CHEA   m & f   Khmer
Means "healthy" in Khmer.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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".
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.
CHIDIMMA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is good" 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.
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