Masculine Names

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BRYON   m   English
Variant of BRIAN.
BRYSON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of BRICE".
BUANA   m   Indonesian
Means "the world" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit भुवन (bhuvana).
BUCK   m   English
From an English nickname meaning simply "buck, male deer", ultimately from Old English bucc.
BUD   m   English
Short form of BUDDY.
BUDDHA   m   History
Means "enlightened" in Sanskrit. This is a title applied to Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, as well as to a handful of other enlightened individuals.
BUDDY   m   English
From the English word meaning "friend". It probably originated as a nursery form of the word brother.
BUDI   m   Indonesian
Means "reason, mind, character" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit बुद्धि (buddhi) meaning "intellect" (related to Buddha).
BUENAVENTURA   m   Spanish
Spanish form of BONAVENTURA.
BUĞRA   m   Turkish
Means "baby camel" in Turkish.
BÚI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BO (1).
BULAT   m   Kazakh
Variant transcription of BOLAT.
BÜLENT   m   Turkish
Means "high, mighty" in Turkish.
BULUS   m   Arabic
Arabic form of PAUL.
BULUT   m   Turkish
Means "cloud" in Turkish.
BÜNYAMİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of BENJAMIN.
BURAK   m   Turkish
From Arabic براق (Buraq), the name of the legendary creature that, according to Islamic tradition, transported the Prophet Muhammad. Its name is derived from Arabic برق (barq) "lightning".
BURÇİN   f & m   Turkish
Means "hind, doe" in Turkish.
BURHAN   m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "proof" in Arabic.
BURKE   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Old English burg meaning "fortress".
BURKHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements burg meaning "protection" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Burkhard was a bishop who founded several monasteries in Germany in the 8th century.
BURT   m   English
Short form of BURTON.
BURTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally taken from an Old English place name meaning "fortified town". A famous bearer of the surname was Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), an explorer of Africa and Asia.
BUSTER   m   English
Originally a nickname denoting a person who broke things, from the word bust. A famous bearer was the silent movie star Buster Keaton (1895-1966).
BUTRUS   m   Arabic, Coptic
Arabic form of PETER.
BUZ   m   Biblical
Means "contempt" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of ABRAHAM's brother Nahor in the Old Testament.
BYELOBOG   m   Slavic Mythology
Means "the white god" from Slavic byelo "white" and bogu "god". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sun, happiness and fortune.
BYEONG-HO   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (byeong) meaning "bright, luminous, glorious" combined with (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast" or (ho) meaning "summer, sky, heaven". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
BYRNE   m   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Broin meaning "descendant of BRAN (1)".
BYRON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "place of the cow sheds" in Old English. This was the surname of the romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824), the writer of 'Don Juan' and many other works.
BYSSHE   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname, a variant of the surname Bush, which originally indicated a person who lived near a bush. This was the middle name of the romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822).
BYUNG-HO   m   Korean
Variant transcription of BYEONG-HO.
CADE   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a nickname meaning "round" in Old English.
CADELL   m   Welsh
From Welsh cad "battle" and a diminutive suffix.
CADEN   m   English (Modern)
Sometimes explained as a derivative of the Irish surname Caden, which is a reduced form of the Gaelic surname Mac Cadáin meaning "son of Cadán". In actuality, its popularity in America beginning in the 1990s is due to its sound - it shares its fashionable aden suffix sound with other popular names like Hayden, Aidan and Braden.
CADEYRN   m   Ancient Celtic
Means "battle king" from Welsh cad "battle" and teyrn "king, monarch". Cadeyrn (also known as Catigern) was a 5th-century king of Powys in Wales, the son of Vortigern.
CADFAEL   m   Welsh
Means "battle prince" from Welsh cad "battle" and mael "prince".
CADFAN   m   Welsh
Means "battle peak" from Welsh cad "battle" and ban "peak". Saint Cadfan, from Brittany, was a 6th-century missionary to Wales.
CADMUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Καδμος (Kadmos), of uncertain meaning. In Greek mythology Cadmus was the son of the Phoenician king Agenor. He was sent by his father to rescue his sister Europa, who had been abducted by Zeus, although he did not succeed in retrieving her. According to legend, Cadmus founded the city of Thebes and introduced the alphabet to Greece.
CADOC   m   Welsh
Derived from Welsh cad "battle". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who was martyred by the Saxons.
CADOGAN   m   Welsh, Irish
Anglicized form of CADWGAN.
CADWALADER   m   Welsh
Means "leader of the battle" from Welsh cad "battle" and gwaladr "leader". This was the name of a Welsh saint of the 7th century.
CADWGAN   m   Welsh
Means "glory in battle" from Welsh cad "battle" and gwogawn "glory, honour". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, this name is briefly mentioned as the son of Iddon.
CAECILIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original masculine form of CECILIA.
CAEDMON   m   History
Meaning unknown, though the first element is likely connected to Brythonic caed meaning "battle". Saint Caedmon was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon poet who supposedly received his poetic inspiration from a dream. Our only knowledge of him is through the historian Bede.
CÁEL   m   Irish Mythology
From Gaelic caol "slender". In Irish legend Cáel was a warrior of the Fianna and the lover of Créd.
CAELAN   m & f   English (Rare)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN or CAOILFHIONN.
CAELESTINUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name, a derivative of CAELESTIS. This name was borne by five popes (usually spelled Celestine in English).
CAELESTIS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "of the sky, heavenly".
CAELINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was itself derived from the Roman family name CAELIUS.
CAELIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin caelum meaning "heaven".
CAERWYN   m   Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements caer "fortress" and gwyn "white, fair".
CAESAR   m   Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen which possibly meant "hairy", from Latin caesaries "hair". Julius Caesar and his adopted son Julius Caesar Octavianus (commonly known as Augustus) were both rulers of the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC. Caesar was used as a title by the emperors that came after them.
CAESARIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from CAESAR. Saint Caesarius was a 6th-century bishop of Arles.
CAETANO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
ÇAĞATAY   m   Turkish
From the Mongolian name Chagatai (of unknown meaning), which was borne by the second son of Genghis Khan.
CAHAL   m   Irish
Anglicized form of CATHAL.
CAHAYA   m & f   Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Malay and Indonesian.
CAHIR   m   Irish
Anglicized form of CATHAIR.
CAHYA   m & f   Indonesian
Variant of CAHAYA.
CAHYO   m & f   Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of CAHAYA.
CAI (1)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of KAI (1).
CAIAPHAS   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown, probably of Aramaic origin. In the New Testament this is the name of the Jewish high priest who condemns Jesus.
CAIDEN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CADEN.
CAIETANUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of GAETANO.
CAILEAN   m   Scottish
Means "whelp, young dog" in Gaelic. This name is also used as a Scottish form of COLUMBA.
CAIN   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "acquired" in Hebrew. In Genesis in the Old Testament Cain is the first son of Adam and Eve. He killed his brother Abel after God accepted Abel's offering of meat instead of his offering of plant-based foods. After this Cain was banished to be a wanderer.
CAINAN   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Variant of KENAN.
CAINNEACH   m   Irish
Irish form of COINNEACH.
CAIO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of GAIUS.
CAIRBRE   m   Irish, Scottish
Means "charioteer" in Gaelic.
CAIRO   m   English (Rare)
From the name of the city in Egypt, called القاهرة (al-Qahirah) in Arabic, meaning "the victorious".
CAISIDE   m   Ancient Irish
Old Irish byname meaning "curly haired", from Irish Gaelic cas.
CAIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman variant of GAIUS.
CAJ   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of KAI (1).
CAJETAN   m   History
English form of CAIETANUS.
CAL   m   English
Short form of CALVIN.
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) "whole, all of" and לֵב (lev) "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]
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.
CALISTO   m   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of CALLISTUS.
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).
CALLAHAN   m   English
From a surname, the Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Ceallacháin, which means "descendant of CEALLACHÁN".
CALLIAS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KALLIAS.
CALLISTO (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of CALLISTUS.
CALLISTUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from the Greek name Καλλιστος (Kallistos) "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.
CALOGERO   m   Italian
From the Late Latin name Calogerus which meant "beautiful elder" from Greek καλος (kalos) "beautiful" and γερων (geron) "old man, elder". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a hermit of Sicily.
CALOGERUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of CALOGERO.
CALUM   m   Scottish
Scottish form of COLUMBA.
CALVAGH   m   Irish
Anglicized form of CALBHACH.
CALVIN   m   English
Derived from the French surname Chauvin, which was derived from chauve "bald". The surname was borne by Jean Chauvin (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.
CAM (2)   m & f   English
Short form of CAMERON.
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 which was 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).
CAMERON   m & f   Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
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.
CAMPBELL   m   Scottish
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked mouth" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and béul "mouth".
CAMRON   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CAMERON.
CAN   m   Turkish
Means "soul, life" in Turkish.
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.
CANDE   f & m   Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA or CANDELARIO.
CANDELARIO   m   Spanish
Masculine form of CANDELARIA.
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.
CANUTE   m   History
Anglicized form of KNUT.
CAOIMHÍN   m   Irish
Irish form of KEVIN.
CAOLÁN   m   Irish
From Gaelic caol "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.
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.
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, Scottish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CARBRY   m   Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CAREY   m & f   Irish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of CIARDHA".
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.
CARLES   m   Catalan
Catalan form of CHARLES.
CARLETON   m   English
Variant of CHARLTON.
CARLINHOS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLISLE   m   English
From a surname which 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.
CARLITOS   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, Catalan
Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan form of CHARLES.
CARLTON   m   English
Variant of CHARLTON.
CARLYLE   m   English
Variant of CARLISLE.
CARMELO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of CARMEL.
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.
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.
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".
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'.
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).
CARSTEN   m   Low German, Danish
Variant of KARSTEN.
CARTER   m   English
From an English surname which meant "one who uses a cart".
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 which meant "wood carver".
CARWYN   m   Welsh
Means "blessed love" from Welsh caru "love" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
CARY   m & f   English
Variant of CAREY.
CAS   m   Dutch
Short form of CASPER.
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.
CASPAR   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Latin variant of JASPER.
CASPER   m   Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Dutch and Scandinavian form of JASPER. This is the name of a friendly ghost in a series of comic books.
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.
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 which was a derivative of CASSIUS.
CASSIDY   f & m   English (Modern)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Caiside meaning "descendant of CAISIDE".
CASSIUS   m   Ancient Roman, English
Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin cassus "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). 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.
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.
CATHAIR   m   Irish
Means "battle man" from Gaelic cath "battle" and vir "man".
CATHAL   m   Irish
Derived from the Gaelic elements cath "battle" and val "rule". This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Charles.
CATHÁN   m   Irish
Derived from Gaelic cath "battle" combined with a diminutive suffix.
CATHAOIR   m   Irish
Variant of CATHAIR.
CATHASACH   m   Ancient Irish
Means "vigilant" in Irish.
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.
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.
CAYDEN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CADEN.
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).
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.
CECILIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Caecilius (see 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
Derived from the Slavic elements chedo meaning "child" and miru meaning "peace, world".
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.
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.
CÉLESTIN   m   French
French 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.
CELESTINO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTYN   m   Polish
Polish form of CAELESTINUS.
ÇELİK   m   Turkish
Means "steel" in Turkish.
CELINO   m   Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELINUS or a short form of MARCELINO.
CELIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAELIUS.
CELSO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CELSUS.
CELSUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which meant "tall" in Latin. This was the name of a 2nd-century philosopher who wrote against Christianity. It was also borne by an early saint martyred with Nazarius in Milan.
CELYN   m   Welsh
Means "holly" in Welsh.
CEM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of JAM.
CEMAL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of JAMAL.
CEMİL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of JAMIL.
CENEK   m   Czech
Diminutive of VINCENC.
CENGİZ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of GENGHIS.
CENHELM   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of KENELM.
CENK   m   Turkish
Means "battle, war" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
CENNÉTIG   m   Irish
Old Irish byname meaning "armoured head" or "misshapen head". This was the name of an Irish king, the father of Brian Boru.
CENRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cene "bold" and ric "power".
CEOLMUND   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ceol "keel" and mund "protection".
CEPHALUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κεφαλος (Kephalos), which was derived from κεφαλη (kephale) meaning "head". In Greek legend he remained faithful to his wife Procris even though he was pursued by the goddess Eos.
CEPHAS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "rock" in Aramaic. The apostle Simon was called Cephas by Jesus because he was to be the rock upon which the Christian church was to be built. In most versions of the New Testament Cephas is translated into Greek Πετρος (Petros) (in English Peter).
CEPHEUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κηφευς (Kepheus), which is of unknown meaning. In Greek legend he was a king of Ethiopia, the husband of Cassiopeia. After he died he was made into a constellation and placed in the sky.
CERBERUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κερβερος (Kerberos), which possibly meant "spotted". In Greek myth this was the name of the three-headed dog that guarded the entrance to Hades.
CERDIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Earlier form of CEDRIC, possibly of Brythonic origin.
CERI (1)   m   Welsh
Possibly derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CERNUNNOS   m   Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
Means "horned" in Celtic. This was the name of the Celtic god fertility, animals, wealth, and the underworld. He was usually depicted having antlers, and was identified with the Roman god Mercury.
CÉSAIRE   m   French
French form of CAESARIUS.
CÉSAR   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAESAR. A famous bearer was the American labour organizer César Chávez (1927-1993).
CESARE   m   Italian
Italian form of CAESAR.
CESARINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of CESARE.
CESÁRIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CAESARIUS.
CESC   m   Catalan
Short form of FRANCESC.
ÇETİN   m   Turkish
Means "harsh" in Turkish.
CEVAHİR   f & m   Turkish
Turkish form of JAWAHIR.
CEVDET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of JAWDAT.
CÉZAR   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
CEZAR   m   Romanian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Romanian form of CAESAR, as well as a Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
CEZÁRIO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CESÁRIO.
CEZARY   m   Polish
Polish form of CAESAR.
CHAD   m   English
From the Old English name Ceadda which is of unknown meaning, possibly based on Welsh cad "battle". This was the name of a 7th-century English saint. Borne primarily by Catholics, it was a rare name until the 1960s when it started to become more common amongst the general population. This is also the name of a country in Africa, though it originates from a different source.
CHADWICK   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the name of towns in England, meaning "settlement belonging to CHAD" in Old English.
CHAIM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
CHALEB   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of CALEB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
CHAN   m & f   Khmer
Means "moon" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
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".
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.
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.
CHANNING   m & f   English (Modern)
From an English surname of uncertain origin.
CHANOKH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ENOCH.
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.
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.
CHARITON   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek novelist.
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.
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.
CHARLOT   m   French
French diminutive of CHARLES.
CHARLTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "settlement of free men" in Old English.
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.
CHATZKEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of EZEKIEL.
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).
CHAVAQQUQ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HABAKKUK.
CHAVDAR   m   Bulgarian
Derived from a Persian word meaning "leader, dignitary".
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
Macedonian form of ČEDOMIR.
CHEN   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.
CHENANIAH   m   Biblical
Variant of KENANIAH used in several translations of the Old Testament.
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.
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.
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.
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