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CÄCILIA   f   German
German form of CECILIA.
CÄCILIE   f   German
German form of CECILIA.
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.
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.
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.
CADI   f   Welsh
Short form of CATRIN.
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.
CAECILIA   f   German, Ancient Roman
German form of CECILIA, as well as the original Latin form.
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".
CAELIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CAELIUS.
CAELIE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of KAYLEE.
CAELINA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CAELINUS.
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).
CAETLIN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CAITLIN.
ÇAĞATAY   m   Turkish
From the Mongolian name Chagatai (of unknown meaning), which was borne by the second son of Genghis Khan.
ÇAĞLA   f   Turkish
Means "almonds" in Turkish.
ÇAĞRI   f   Turkish
Means "invitation" in Turkish.
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.
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.
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.
CAIRISTÌONA   f   Scottish
Scottish form of CHRISTINA.
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.
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.
CAIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman variant of GAIUS.
CAJ   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of KAI (1).
CAJA   f   Danish
Variant of KAJA (1).
CAJETAN   m   History
English form of CAIETANUS.
CAJSA   f   Swedish
Variant of KAJSA.
CAL   m   English
Short form of CALVIN.
CALANTHE   f   English (Rare)
From the name of a type of orchid, ultimately meaning "beautiful flower", derived from Greek καλος (kalos) "beautiful" and ανθος (anthos) "flower".
CALANTHIA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of CALANTHE.
CALBHACH   m   Irish
Means "bald" in Irish Gaelic.
CALE   m   English
Short form of CALEB.
CALEB   m   English, Biblical
Most likely related to Hebrew כֶּלֶב (kelev) meaning "dog". An alternate theory connects it to Hebrew כָּל (kal) "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]
CALEIGH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of KAYLEIGH.
CALFURAY   f   Native American, Mapuche
Means "violet (flower)" in Mapuche.
CALIGULA   m   History
Means "little boot" in Latin. This was a nickname for the Roman emperor Gaius Caesar Germanicus given to him in his youth by his father's soldiers.
CALISTA   f   English, Portuguese, Spanish
Feminine form of CALLISTUS. As an English name it might also be a variant of KALLISTO.
CALISTO   m   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of CALLISTUS.
CALIXTA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTE   m   French
French form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTUS   m   Late Roman
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).
CALLA   f   English
From the name of a type of lily. Use of the name may also be inspired by Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty".
CALLAHAN   m   English
From a surname, the Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Ceallacháin, which means "descendant of CEALLACHÁN".
CALLEIGH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CALLIE.
CALLIAS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KALLIAS.
CALLIE   f   English
Diminutive of CAROLINE, or sometimes of names beginning with Cal.
CALLISTA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CALISTA.
CALLISTO (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of CALLISTUS.
CALLISTO (2)   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KALLISTO. A moon of Jupiter bears this name.
CALLISTUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name 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.
CALOGERA   f   Italian
Feminine form of CALOGERO.
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 Cauvin, which was derived from chauve "bald". The surname was borne by Jean Cauvin (1509-1564), a theologian from France who was one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. His surname was Latinized as Calvinus (based on Latin calvus "bald") and he is known as John Calvin in English. It has been used as a given name in his honour since the 19th century.
CALVUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "bald" in Latin.
CALYPSO   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Καλυψω (Kalypso) which probably meant "she that conceals", derived from καλυπτω (kalypto) "to cover, to conceal". In Greek myth this was the name of the nymph who fell in love with Odysseus after he was shipwrecked on her island of Ogygia. When he refused to stay with her she detained him for seven years until Zeus ordered her to release him.
CAM (1)   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (cam) meaning "orange (fruit)".
CAM (2)   m & f   English
Short form of CAMERON.
CAMBRIA   f   Various
Latin form of the Welsh Cymru, the Welsh name for the country of Wales, derived from cymry meaning "the people". It is occasionally used as a given name in modern times.
CAMBYSES   m   History
From Καμβυσης (Kambyses), the Greek form of the Old Persian name Kambujiya, which is of unknown meaning. Two Persian kings bore this name, including Cambyses II who conquered Egypt.
CAMDEN   m   English (Modern)
From a surname 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).
CAMELIA   f   Romanian
From camelie, the Romanian spelling of camellia (see CAMELLIA).
CAMELLIA   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the flowering shrub, which was named for the botanist and missionary Georg Josef Kamel.
CAMERON   m & f   English
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
CAMILA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLA.
CAMILLA   f   English, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, German, Ancient Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of CAMILLUS. This was the name of a legendary warrior maiden of the Volsci, as told by Virgil in the 'Aeneid'. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by Fanny Burney's novel 'Camilla' (1796).
CAMILLE   f & m   French, English
French feminine and masculine form of CAMILLA. It is also used in the English-speaking world, where it is generally only feminine.
CAMILLO   m   Italian
Italian form of CAMILLUS.
CAMILLUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, which is probably of Etruscan origin and unknown meaning. It is probably not related to Latin camillus "a youth employed in religious services". This name was borne by the 16th-century Italian monk Saint Camillus de Lellis.
CAMILO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLUS.
CAMMIE   f   English
Diminutive of CAMILLA.
CAMPBELL   m   English
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked mouth" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and béul "mouth".
CAMRON   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CAMERON.
CAMRYN   f   English (Modern)
Feminine 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.
CANAN   f   Turkish
Means "beloved" in Turkish.
CANDACE   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the hereditary title of the queens of Ethiopia, as mentioned in Acts in the New Testament. It is apparently derived from Cushitic kdke meaning "queen mother". In some versions of the Bible it is spelled Kandake, reflecting the Greek spelling Κανδακη. It was used as a given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 20th century by a character in the movie 'Meet the Stewarts' (1942).
CANDE   f & m   Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA or CANDELARIO.
CANDELA   f   Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA.
CANDELARIA   f   Spanish
Means "Candlemas" in Spanish, ultimately derived from Spanish candela "candle". This name is given in honour of the church festival of Candlemas, which commemorates the presentation of Christ in the temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary.
CANDELARIO   m   Spanish
Masculine form of CANDELARIA.
CANDELAS   f   Spanish
Diminutive of CANDELARIA.
CANDI   f   English
Variant of CANDY.
CANDICE   f   English
Variant of CANDACE.
CÁNDIDA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of CANDIDA.
CÂNDIDA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDA.
CANDIDA   f   Late Roman, English
Late Latin name derived from candidus meaning "white". This was the name of several early saints, including a woman supposedly healed by Saint Peter. As an English name, it came into use after George Bernard Shaw's play 'Candida' (1898).
CANDIDE   m & f   French
French form of CANDIDUS or CANDIDA.
CÁNDIDO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of CANDIDUS.
CÂNDIDO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDUS.
CANDIDUS   m   Late Roman
Masculine form of CANDIDA. This name was borne by a few early saints and martyrs.
CANDIS   f   English
Variant of CANDACE.
CANDY   f   English
Diminutive of CANDACE. It is also influenced by the English word candy.
CANDYCE   f   English
Variant of CANDACE.
CANSU   f   Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" and su meaning "water".
CANUTE   m   History
Anglicized form of KNUT.
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".
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.
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.
CARADOC   m   Welsh
Variant of CARADOG.
CARADOG   m   Welsh
Welsh form of CARATACOS. This is the name of several figures in Welsh history and legend, including a 6th-century king of Gwent and a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian romance.
CARAMIA   f   Various
From the Italian phrase cara mia meaning "my beloved".
CARATACOS   m   Ancient Celtic
Derived from the Celtic element car meaning "love". This was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule.
CARBREY   m   Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CARBRY   m   Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CARDEA   f   Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin cardo meaning "hinge, axis". This was the name of the Roman goddess of thresholds, door pivots, and change.
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".
CARL   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
German form of CHARLES. Two noteworthy bearers of the name were the German mathematician Carl Gauss (1777-1855), who made contributions to number theory and algebra as well as physics and astronomy, and the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961), who founded analytical psychology. It was imported to America in the 19th century by German immigrants.
CARLENE   f   English
Feminine diminutive of CARL.
CARLES   m   Catalan
Catalan form of CHARLES.
CARLETON   m   English
Variant of CHARLTON.
CARLEY   f   English (Modern)
Feminine form of CARL.
CARLIE   f   English
Feminine form of CARL.
CARLINHOS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLISA   f   English (Rare)
Combination of CARLA and LISA.
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
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLES.
CARLOTA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLOTTE.
CARLOTTA   f   Italian
Italian form of CHARLOTTE.
CARLTON   m   English
Variant of CHARLTON.
CARLU   m   Corsican
Corsican form of CHARLES.
CARLY   f   English
Feminine form of CARL.
CARLYLE   m   English
Variant of CARLISLE.
CARLYN   f   English
Contracted variant of CAROLINE.
CARME (1)   f   Galician, Catalan
Galician and Catalan form of CARMEL.
CARME (2)   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Καρμη (Karme), which was derived from κειρω (keiro) "to shear". This was the name of a Cretan goddess of the harvest.
CARMEL   f   English, Jewish
From the title of the Virgin Mary Our Lady of Carmel. כַּרְמֶל (Karmel) (meaning "garden" in Hebrew) is a mountain in Israel mentioned in the Old Testament. It was the site of several early Christian monasteries. As an English given name, it has mainly been used by Catholics.
CARMELA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CARMEL.
CARMELITA   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of CARMEL.
CARMELLA   f   English
Latinized form of CARMEL.
CARMELO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of CARMEL.
CARMEN   f   Spanish, English, Italian, Romanian
Medieval Spanish form of CARMEL influenced by the Latin word carmen "song". This was the name of the main character in George Bizet's opera 'Carmen' (1875).
CARMI   m   Biblical
Means "vine" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.
CARMINA   f   Italian, Spanish
Variant of CARMEN.
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.
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".
CARPUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latin form of the Greek name Καρπος (Karpos), which meant "fruit, profits". The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament in the second epistle of Timothy.
CARRAN   m   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Corraidhín meaning "descendant of CORRAIDHÍN".
CARREEN   f   English (Rare)
Used by Margaret Mitchell in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936), where it is a combination of CAROLINE and IRENE.
CARRIE   f   English
Diminutive of CAROLINE.
CARROL   m   Irish
Variant of CARROLL.
CARROLL   m   Irish
Anglicized form of CEARBHALL. A famous bearer of the surname was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.
CARRY   f   English
Diminutive of CAROLINE.
CARSON   m & f   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.
CARYL   f   English
Variant of CAROL (1).
CARYN   f   English
Variant of KAREN (1).
CARYS   f   Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "love". This is a relatively modern Welsh name, in common use only since the middle of the 20th century.
CAS   m   Dutch
Short form of CASPER.
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.
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.
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".
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.
CASSIUS   m   Ancient Roman
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.
CAT   f & m   English
Diminutive of CATHERINE. It can also be a nickname from the English word for the animal.
CATAHECASSA   m   Native American, Shawnee
Means "black hoof" in Shawnee. This was the name of a Shawnee warrior and chief of the 18th century.
CĂTĂLIN   m   Romanian
Romanian masculine form of KATHERINE.
CĂTĂLINA   f   Romanian
Romanian form of KATHERINE.
CATALINA   f   Spanish
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.
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.
CATHARINA   f   Dutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of KATHERINE.
CATHARINE   f   English
Variant of KATHERINE.
CATHASACH   m   Ancient Irish
Means "vigilant" in Irish.
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 (1)   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "wise" in Latin. This name was bestowed upon Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato), a 2nd-century BC Roman statesman, author and censor, and was subsequently inherited by his descendants, including his great-grandson Cato the Younger (Marcus Porcius Cato Uticencis), a politician and philosopher who opposed Julius Caesar.
CATO (2)   f   Dutch
Diminutive of CATHARINA.
CATRIN   f   Welsh, German
Welsh form of KATHERINE, as well as a German short form of KATHARINA.
CATRINA   f   Irish, Scottish
Variant of CATRIONA.
CATRINE   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of KATRINE.
CATRIONA   f   Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of KATHERINE.
CAUÃ   m   Native American, Tupi
Means "hawk" in Tupi.
CAVAN   m   English
Either from the name of the Irish county, which is derived from Irish cabhán "hollow", or else from the Irish surname CAVAN.
CAYDEN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CADEN.
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