Masculine Names

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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.
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 (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".
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.
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.
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.
CHIJINDUM   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God holds my life" in Igbo.
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, Spanish
Catalan diminutive of JOAQUIM or JOAQUÍN.
CHIMWEMWE   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "joy, pleasure" in Chewa.
CHIN   m & f   Chinese
Variant of JIN (using Wade-Giles transcription).
CHINASA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God answers" in Igbo.
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.
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.
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.
CHIUMBO   m   Eastern African, Mwera
Means "small" in Mwera.
CHIYEMBEKEZO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "hope" in Chewa.
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.
CHLOTHAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of LOTHAR.
CHRIS   m & f   English, Dutch
Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.
CHRIST   m   Theology
Modern English form of CHRISTOS.
CHRISTER   m   Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish diminutive of CHRISTIAN.
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'.
CHRISTIANUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIE (2)   m   Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish diminutive of CHRISTOPHER.
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
Means "anointed", derived from Greek χριω (chrio) "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".
CHRISTY (2)   m   Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish diminutive of CHRISTOPHER.
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.
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.
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-), 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".
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.
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.
CIAR   m   Irish
Derived from Irish ciar meaning "black".
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).
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.
CİHAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of JAHAN.
CİHANGİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of JAHANGIR.
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.
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).
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.
CIRILLO   m   Italian
Italian form of CYRIL.
CIRINO   m   Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of CIRO.
CIRO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CYRUS.
CITLALI   f & m   Native American, Nahuatl
Means "star" in Nahuatl.
CLAES   m   Swedish
Swedish short form of NICHOLAS.
CLAIR   m   French, English
French form of Clarus (see CLARA).
CLANCY   m   Irish, English (Rare)
From the Irish surname Mac Fhlannchaidh which means "son of Flannchadh". The Gaelic name Flannchadh means "red warrior".
CLARENCE   m   English
From the Latin title Clarensis which belonged to members of the British royal family. The title ultimately derives from the name of the town of Clare in Suffolk. As a given name it has been in use since the 19th century.
CLARK   m   English
From an English surname meaning "cleric" or "scribe", from Old English clerec which originally meant "priest". A famous bearer of the surname was William Clark (1770-1838), an explorer of the west of North America. It was also borne by the American actor Clark Gable (1901-1960).
CLARUS   m   Late Roman
Masculine Latin form of CLARA. This was the name of several early saints.
CLAUD   m   English
Variant of CLAUDE.
CLAUDE   m & f   French, English
French masculine and feminine form of CLAUDIUS. In France the masculine name has been common since the Middle Ages due to the 7th-century Saint Claude of Besançon. It was imported to Britain in the 16th century by the aristocratic Hamilton family, who had French connections. A famous bearer of this name was the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
CLÁUDIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIUS   m   Ancient Roman
From a Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin claudus meaning "lame, crippled". This was the name of a patrician family prominent in Roman politics. The ancestor of the family was said to have been a 6th-century BC Sabine leader named Attius Clausus, who adopted the name Appius Claudius upon becoming a Roman citizen. The family produced several Roman emperors of the 1st century, including the emperor known simply as Claudius. He was poisoned by his wife Agrippina in order to bring her son Nero (Claudius's stepson) to power. The name was later borne by several early saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Besançon.
CLAUS   m   German, Danish
German short form of NICHOLAS.
CLAY   m   English
From an English surname that originally referred to a person who lived near or worked with clay. This name can also be a short form of CLAYTON.
CLAYTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from various English place names, all meaning "clay settlement" in Old English.
CLEDWYN   m   Welsh
Derived from the Welsh element caled "rough" combined with gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
CLEISTHENES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κλεισθενης (Kleisthenes), derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" and σθενος (sthenos) "strength". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and reformer. He helped establish democracy in Athens.
CLEITUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KLEITOS.
CLEM   m   English
Short form of CLEMENT.
CLEMENS   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Original Latin form of CLEMENT, as well as the German, Dutch and Scandinavian form.
CLÉMENT   m   French
French form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLEMENT   m   English
English form of the Late Latin name Clemens (or sometimes of its derivative Clementius) which meant "merciful, gentle". This was the name of 14 popes, including Saint Clement I, the third pope, one of the Apostolic Fathers. Another saint by this name was Clement of Alexandria, a 3rd-century theologian and church father who attempted to reconcile Christian and Platonic philosophies. It has been in general as a given name in Christian Europe (in various spellings) since early times. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, though it was revived in the 19th century.
CLEMENTE   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLEMENTIUS   m   Late Roman
Derivative of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLEON   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Κλεων (Kleon), a Greek name derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory".
CLEOPAS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Shortened form of the Greek name Kleopatros (see CLEOPATRA). In the New Testament Cleopas is a disciple who sees Jesus after his resurrection.
CLEOPHAS   m   Biblical
Form of CLOPAS used in several versions of the New Testament.
CLETIS   m   English (Rare)
Variant of CLETUS.
CLETO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of ANACLETO.
CLETUS   m   English
Short form of ANACLETUS. This name is sometimes used to refer to the third pope, Saint Anacletus. It can also function an an Anglicized form of KLEITOS.
CLEVE   m   English
Short form of CLEVELAND.
CLEVELAND   m   English
From a surname which was derived from an Old English place name meaning "hilly land". This was the surname of American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908). It is also the name of an American city, which was founded by surveyor Moses Cleaveland (1754-1806).
CLIFF   m   English
Short form of CLIFFORD or CLIFTON.
CLIFFORD   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "ford by a cliff" in Old English.
CLIFTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "settlement by a cliff" in Old English.
CLÍMACO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Climacus, derived from Greek κλιμαξ (klimax) "ladder". The 7th-century monk Saint John Climacus (also known as John of the Ladder) acquired this name because he wrote a book called 'The Ladder of Divine Ascent'.
CLIMACUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of CLÍMACO.
CLIMENT   m   Catalan
Catalan form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLINT   m   English
Short form of CLINTON. A notable bearer is American actor Clint Eastwood (1930-), who became famous early in his career for his western movies.
CLINTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from an Old English place name meaning "settlement on the River Glyme". A famous bearer of the surname was American president Bill Clinton (1946-).
CLITUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KLEITOS.
CLIVE   m   English
From a surname meaning "cliff" in Old English, originally belonging to a person who lived near a cliff.
CLODOVICUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG).
CLOELIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning.
CLOPAS   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown, probably of Aramaic origin. In the New Testament Clopas is mentioned briefly as the husband of one of the women who witnessed the crucifixion, sometimes identified with Alphaeus.
CLOVIS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized), French
Shortened form of Clodovicus, a Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG). Clovis was a Frankish king who united France under his rule in the 5th century.
CLYDE   m   English
From the name of the River Clyde in Scotland, which is of unknown origin. It became a common given name in America in the middle of the 19th century, perhaps in honour of Sir Colin Campbell (1792-1863) who was given the title Baron Clyde in 1858.
CNAEUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman variant of GNAEUS.
CNUT   m   History
Variant of KNUT.
COBUS   m   Dutch
Short form of JACOBUS.
COBY   m & f   English
Masculine or feminine diminutive of JACOB.
CODIE   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CODY.
CODY   m   English, Irish
From the Gaelic surname Ó Cuidighthigh, which means "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
CÓEMGEIN   m   Irish
Original Irish form of KEVIN.
COEN   m   Dutch
Short form of COENRAAD.
COENRAAD   m   Dutch
Dutch form of CONRAD.
COEUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KOIOS.
COHEN   m   English
From a common Jewish surname which was derived from Hebrew כֹּהֵן (kohen) meaning "priest". This surname was traditionally associated with the hereditary priests who claimed descent from the biblical Aaron.
COILEAN   m   Irish
Irish form of CAILEAN.
COINNEACH   m   Scottish
Derived from Gaelic caoin "handsome". It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.
COL   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of NICHOLAS.
COLA   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English byname meaning "charcoal", originally given to a person with dark features.
COLBERT   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman form of the Germanic name COLOBERT.
COLBY   m   English
From a surname, originally from various English place names, derived from the Old Norse nickname Koli (meaning "coal, dark") and býr "town".
COLE   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from the Old English byname COLA.
COLEMAN   m   English, Irish
Variant of COLMÁN.
COLIN (1)   m   Scottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of CAILEAN or COILEAN.
COLIN (2)   m   English
Medieval diminutive of Col, a short form of NICHOLAS.
COLLIN   m   English
Variant of COLIN (2).
COLM   m   Irish
Variant of COLUM.
COLMÁN   m   Irish
Diminutive of Colm (see COLUM). This was the name of a large number of Irish saints.
COLOBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements col, possibly meaning "helmet", and beraht meaning "bright".
COLOMBANO   m   Italian
Italian form of COLUMBANUS.
COLOMBO   m   Italian
Italian form of COLUMBA.
COLTEN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of COLTON.
COLTON   m   English (Modern)
From an English surname which was originally from a place name meaning "COLA's town".
COLUM   m   Irish
Irish form of COLUMBA. This is also an Old Irish word meaning "dove", derived from Latin columba.
COLUMBA   m & f   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "dove". The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christianity. This was the name of several early saints both masculine and feminine, most notably the 6th-century Irish monk Saint Columba (or Colum) who established a monastery on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. He is credited with the conversion of Scotland to Christianity.
COLUMBAN   m   Irish
Possibly an Irish diminutive of COLUMBA. Alternatively, it may be derived from Old Irish colum "dove" and bán "white". The 7th-century Saint Columban of Leinster was the founder of several monasteries in Europe.
COLUMBANUS   m   Late Roman
This name can be viewed as a derivative of COLUMBA or a Latinized form of COLUMBAN, both derivations being approximately equivalent. This is the name of Saint Columban in Latin sources.
COLWYN   m   Welsh
From the name of a river in northern Wales.
CÔME   m   French
French form of COSMAS.
COMGAL   m   Irish
Variant of COMHGHALL.
COMGALL   m   Irish
Variant of COMHGHALL.
COMGAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of COMHGHÁN.
COMHGHALL   m   Irish
Means "joint pledge" from Irish comh "together" and gall "pledge".
COMHGHÁN   m   Irish
Means "born together" from Irish comh "together" and gan "born".
CONALL   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Means "strong wolf" in Gaelic. This is the name of several characters in Irish legend including the hero Conall Cernach ("Conall of the victories"), a member of the Red Branch of Ulster, who avenged Cúchulainn's death by killing Lugaid.
CONAN   m   Irish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from Gaelic "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the author who wrote the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
CONCETTO   m   Italian
Masculine form of CONCETTA.
CONCHOBHAR   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Original Irish form of CONOR.
CONCHÚR   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of CONCHOBHAR.
CONFUCIUS   m   History
Anglicized form of the Chinese name Kong Fuzi. The surname (Kong) means "hole, opening" and the title 夫子 (Fuzi) means "master". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Chinese philosopher. His given name was Qiu.
CÔNG   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (công) meaning "fair, equitable, public".
CONLAOCH   m   Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Gaelic conn "chief" and flaith "lord". This was the name of several characters in Irish legend including a son of Cúchulainn who was accidentally killed by his father.
CONLETH   m   Irish
Modern form of the old Irish name Conláed, possibly meaning "chaste fire" from Gaelic connla "chaste" and aodh "fire". Saint Conláed was a 5th-century bishop of Kildare.
CONLEY   m   Irish
Anglicized form of CONLETH.
CONN   m   Irish
Means "chief" in Irish Gaelic.
CONNELL   m   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Conaill meaning "descendant of CONALL".
CONNER   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CONOR.
CONNIE   f & m   English
Diminutive of CONSTANCE and other names beginning with Con. It is occasionally a masculine name, a diminutive of CORNELIUS or CONRAD.
CONNLA   m   Irish Mythology
Variant of CONLAOCH.
CONNOR   m   Irish, English (Modern)
Variant of CONOR.
CONOR   m   Irish, English, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Conchobhar which means "dog lover" or "wolf lover". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish kings. It was also borne by the legendary Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, known for his tragic desire for Deirdre.
CONRAD   m   English, German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements kuoni "brave" and rad "counsel". This was the name of a 10th-century saint and bishop of Konstanz, in southern Germany. It was also borne by several medieval German kings and dukes. In England it was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has only been common since the 19th century when it was reintroduced from Germany.
CONRADO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of CONRAD.
CONRÍ   m   Irish
Means "wolf king" in Irish Gaelic.
CONSTANS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "constant, steadfast". This was the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor, a son of Constantine the Great.
CONSTANT   m   French, English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name CONSTANS. It was also used by the Puritans as a vocabulary name, from the English word constant.
CONSTANTIJN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CONSTANTIN   m   Romanian, French
Romanian and French form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CONSTANTINE   m   History
From the Latin name Constantinus, a derivative of CONSTANS. Constantine the Great (272-337) was the first Roman emperor to adopt Christianity. He moved the capital of the empire from Rome to Byzantium, which he renamed Constantinople (modern Istanbul).
CONSTANTINUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of CONSTANTINE.
CONSTANTIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which was a derivative of CONSTANS.
CONSUS   m   Roman Mythology
Possibly derived from Latin conserere meaning "to sow, to plant". Consus was a Roman god of the harvest and grain.
CONWAY   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the name of the River Conwy, which possibly means "holy water" in Welsh.
COOPER   m   English
From a surname meaning "barrel maker" in Middle English.
COOS   m   Dutch
Diminutive of JACOB.
CORBIN   m   English
From a French surname which was derived from corbeau "raven", originally denoting a person who had dark hair. The name was probably popularized in America by actor Corbin Bernsen (1954-).
CORBINIAN   m   German (Rare)
Variant of KORBINIAN.
CORBINIANUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of KORBINIAN.
CORD   m   German
German contracted form of CONRAD.
CORDELL   m   English
From a surname meaning "maker of cord" or "seller of cord" in Middle English.
CORENTIN   m   Breton, French
Possibly means "hurricane" in Breton. This was the name of a 5th-century bishop of Quimper in Brittany.
COREY   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri, of unknown meaning. This name became popular in the 1960s due to the character Corey Baker on the television series 'Julia'.
CORIN   m   French (Rare)
French form of QUIRINUS.
CORMAC   m   Irish
Possibly derived from Irish Gaelic corb "raven" or "wheel" and mac "son". This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Ireland.
CORMAG   m   Scottish
Scottish form of CORMAC.
CORNÉ   m   Dutch
Diminutive of CORNELIS.
CORNEILLE   m   French (Archaic)
French form of CORNELIUS.
CORNEL   m   Romanian
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
CORNÉLIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIUS   m   Ancient Roman, English, Dutch, German, Biblical
Roman family name which possibly derives from the Latin element cornu "horn". In Acts in the New Testament Cornelius is a centurion who is directed by an angel to seek Peter. After speaking with Peter he converts to Christianity, and he is traditionally deemed the first gentile convert. The name was also borne by a few early saints, including a 3rd-century pope. In England it came into use in the 16th century, partly due to Dutch influence.
CORNELL   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name CORNELIUS.
CORRADINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of CORRADO.
CORRADO   m   Italian
Italian form of CONRAD. This was a 14th-century saint from Piacenza, Italy.
CORRAIDHÍN   m   Ancient Irish
Means "little spear", derived from Irish corradh "spear" and a diminutive suffix.
CORTNEY   f & m   English
Variant of COURTNEY.
CORWIN   m   English
From an English surname, derived from Old French cordoan "leather", ultimately from the name of the Spanish city of Cordova.
CORY   m   English
Variant of COREY.
COSIMO   m   Italian
Italian variant of COSMAS. A famous bearer was Cosimo de' Medici, the 15th-century founder of Medici rule in Florence, who was a patron of the Renaissance and a successful merchant. Other members of the Medici family have also borne this name.
COŞKUN   m   Turkish
Means "enthusiastic" in Turkish.
COSMA   m   Italian
Italian form of COSMAS.
COSMAS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κοσμας (Kosmas), which was derived from κοσμος (kosmos) meaning "order, decency". Saint Cosmas was martyred with his twin brother Damian in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians.
COSME   m   Portuguese, French (Rare)
Portuguese and French form of COSMAS.
COSMIN   m   Romanian
Romanian form of COSMAS.
COSMO   m   English
English form of COSMAS. It was introduced to Britain in the 18th century by the second Scottish Duke of Gordon, who named his son and successor after his friend Cosimo III de' Medici.
COSTACHE   m   Romanian
Romanian variant of CONSTANTIN.
COSTANTINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
COSTANZO   m   Italian
Italian form of CONSTANS.
COSTEL   m   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
COSTICĂ   m   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
COSTIN   m   Romanian
Romanian short form of CONSTANTIN.
COTY   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CODY.
COURTNEY   f & m   English
From an aristocratic English surname which was derived either from the French place name Courtenay (originally a derivative of the personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short") or else from a Norman nickname meaning "short nose". As a feminine name in America, it first became popular during the 1970s.
COWAL   m   Irish
Anglicized form of COMHGHALL.
COWESSESS   m   Native American, Ojibwe
Means "little child" in Ojibwe. This was the name of a late 19th-century chief of the Saulteaux.
COY   m   English
From a surname which meant "quiet, shy, coy" from Middle English coi.
CRAIG   m   Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag" or "rocks", originally indicating a person who lived near a crag.
CRAWFORD   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" in Old English.
CREE   m   English (Rare)
From the name of a Native American tribe of central Canada. Their name derives via French from the Cree word kiristino.
CREIGHTON   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name, originally from Gaelic crioch "border" combined with Old English tun "town".
CRESCENS   m   Late Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin name which was derived from crescere "to grow". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
CRESCENTIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of the name CRESCENS. Saint Crescentius was a child martyred in Rome during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
CRESCENZO   m   Italian
Italian form of CRESCENTIUS.
CRÍOSTÓIR   m   Irish
Irish form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISPIAN   m   English (Archaic)
Medieval variant of CRISPIN.
CRISPIN   m   English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Crispinus which was derived from the name CRISPUS. Saint Crispin was a 3rd-century Roman who was martyred with his twin brother Crispinian in Gaul. They are the patrons of shoemakers. They were popular saints in England during the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been used since that time.
CRISPINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of CRISPIN.
CRISPUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "curly-haired" in Latin.
CRISTI   m   Romanian
Diminutive of CRISTIAN.
CRISTIÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of CHRISTIAN.
CRISTIAN   m   Romanian
Romanian form of CHRISTIAN.
CRISTIANO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).
CRISTÓBAL   m   Spanish
Spanish form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISTOFORO   m   Italian
Italian form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISTÓVÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRIUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KREIOS.
CROFTON   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "town with a small enclosed field" in Old English.
CRONUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κρονος (Kronos), possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ker- meaning "to cut". Cronus was the Titan who fathered the Greek gods. As his wife Rhea gave birth to the gods, Cronus swallowed them fearing the prophecy that he would be overthrown by one of his children. However Rhea hid Zeus, her last child, who eventually forced his father to disgorge his siblings. Cronus and the rest of the Titans were then defeated by the gods and exiled.
ČRT   m   Slovene
Short form of ČRTOMIR.
ČRTOMIR   m   Slovene
Derived from the Slavic elements črt "hatred" and miru "peace, world". This is the name of the hero in the Slovene national epic 'Baptism on the Savica' (1835) by France Prešeren.
CRUZ   f & m   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
CSABA   m   Hungarian
Possibly means either "shepherd" or "gift" in Hungarian. According to legend this was the name of the son of Attila the Hun.
CTIBOR   m   Czech
Czech form of CZCIBOR.
CTIRAD   m   Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and rad "happy, willing". In Czech legend this was the name of one of the men tricked by Šárka.
CUÁN   m   Irish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from the Irish element "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix.
CUAUHTÉMOC   m   Native American, Nahuatl
Means "falling eagle" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the last Aztec emperor, ruling until he was captured and executed by the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in the year 1525.
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