Names with Relationship "from different language"

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CALEBmEnglish, 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]
CALISTAfEnglish, Portuguese, Spanish
Feminine form of CALLISTUS. As an English name it might also be a variant of KALLISTO.
CALISTOmPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of CALLISTUS.
CALIXTEmFrench
French form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CALIXTUS.
CALLISTUSmLate 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.
CALOGEROmItalian
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.
CALUMmScottish
Scottish form of COLUMBA.
CAMILAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLA.
CAMILLAfEnglish, 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).
CAMILLEf & mFrench, English
French feminine and masculine form of CAMILLA. It is also used in the English-speaking world, where it is generally only feminine.
CAMILLOmItalian
Italian form of CAMILLUS.
CAMILOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLUS.
CANDACEfEnglish, 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).
CÁNDIDAfSpanish
Spanish form of CANDIDA.
CÂNDIDAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDA.
CANDIDAfLate 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).
CANDIDEm & fFrench
French form of CANDIDUS or CANDIDA.
CÁNDIDOmSpanish
Spanish form of CANDIDUS.
CÂNDIDOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDUS.
CAOIMHEfIrish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic caomh meaning "beautiful, gentle, kind".
CARADOGmWelsh
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.
CARINA (1)fEnglish, 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.
CARINEfFrench
French form of CARINA (1). It can also function as a short form of CATHERINE, via Swedish Karin.
CARLmGerman, 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.
CARLESmCatalan
Catalan form of CHARLES.
CARLOmItalian
Italian form of CHARLES.
CARLOSmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLES.
CARLOTAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLOTTE.
CARLOTTAfItalian
Italian form of CHARLOTTE.
CARLUmCorsican
Corsican form of CHARLES.
CARMENfSpanish, 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).
CARMINEmItalian
Italian masculine form of CARMEN.
CAROL (1)f & mEnglish
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)mRomanian
Romanian form of CAROLUS. This was the name of two Romanian kings.
CAROLEfFrench
French feminine form of CAROLUS.
CAROLIENfDutch
Dutch feminine form of CAROLUS.
CAROLINfGerman
German feminine form of CAROLUS.
CAROLINAfItalian, 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.
CARPUSmBiblical, 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.
CASIMIRmEnglish, 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.
CASIMIROmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of CASIMIR.
CASPERmDutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Dutch and Scandinavian form of JASPER. This is the name of a friendly ghost in a series of comic books.
CASSANDRAfEnglish, 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]
CÁSSIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of CASSIUS.
CĂTĂLINAfRomanian
Romanian form of KATHERINE.
CATALINAfSpanish
Spanish form of KATHERINE.
CATARINAfPortuguese, Occitan, Galician
Portuguese, Occitan and Galician form of KATHERINE.
CATELINEfMedieval French
Medieval French form of KATHERINE.
CATERINAfItalian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan form of KATHERINE.
CATHARINAfDutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of KATHERINE.
CATHERINEfFrench, English
French form of KATHERINE, and also a common English variant.
CATHRINEfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of KATHERINE.
CÁTIAfPortuguese
Diminutive of CATARINA.
CATIAfItalian
Italian diminutive of CATERINA.
CATRINfWelsh, German
Welsh form of KATHERINE, as well as a German short form of KATHARINA.
CATRINEfSwedish
Swedish variant of KATRINE.
CAYETANOmSpanish
Spanish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CEBRAİLmTurkish
Turkish form of GABRIEL.
CEBRIÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CECILmEnglish
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.
CÉCILEfFrench, Dutch
French form of CECILIA.
CECÍLIAfPortuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of CECILIA.
CECILIAfEnglish, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Romanian, Finnish, German
Latinate feminine form of the Roman family name Caecilius, which was derived from Latin caecus "blind". Saint Cecilia was a semi-legendary 2nd- or 3rd-century martyr who was sentenced to die because she refused to worship the Roman gods. After attempts to suffocate her failed, she was beheaded. She was later regarded as the patron saint of music and musicians.... [more]
CECÍLIEfCzech
Czech form of CECILIA.
CECILIEfNorwegian, Danish, Czech
Norwegian, Danish and Czech form of CECILIA.
CECILIJAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CECILIA.
CECILIOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
CECILYfEnglish
English form of CECILIA. This was the usual English form during the Middle Ages.
CECYLIAfPolish
Polish form of CECILIA.
ČEDOMIRmSerbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic elements chedo meaning "child" and miru meaning "peace, world".
CÉDRICmFrench
French form of CEDRIC.
CEFERINOmSpanish
Spanish form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
CEFINmWelsh
Welsh form of KEVIN.
CÉLESTEf & mFrench
French feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS.
CELESTEf & mItalian, English
Italian feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS. It is also the English feminine form.
CELESTINEf & mEnglish
English form of CAELESTINUS. It is more commonly used as a feminine name, from the French feminine form Célestine.
CELESTINOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTYNmPolish
Polish form of CAELESTINUS.
CÉLIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of CELIA.
CELIAfEnglish, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name CAELIUS. Shakespeare used it in his play 'As You Like It' (1599), which introduced the name to the English-speaking public at large. It is sometimes used as a short form of CECILIA.
CÉLINEfFrench
French feminine form of CAELINUS. This name can also function as a short form of MARCELINE.
CELINOmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELINUS or a short form of MARCELINO.
CÉLIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of CAELIUS.
CELIOmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELIUS.
CELSOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CELSUS.
CEMmTurkish
Turkish form of JAM.
CEMALmTurkish
Turkish form of JAMAL.
CEMİLmTurkish
Turkish form of JAMIL.
CEMİLEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of JAMIL.
CEPHASmBiblical, 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).
CERDICmAnglo-Saxon
Earlier form of CEDRIC, possibly of Brythonic origin.
CÉSAIREmFrench
French form of CAESARIUS.
CÉSARmFrench, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAESAR. A famous bearer was the American labour organizer César Chávez (1927-1993).
CESAREmItalian
Italian form of CAESAR.
CESÁRIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of CAESARIUS.
CEVAHİRf & mTurkish
Turkish form of JAWAHIR.
CEVDETmTurkish
Turkish form of JAWDAT.
CÉZARmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
CEZARmRomanian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Romanian form of CAESAR, as well as a Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
CEZÁRIOmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CESÁRIO.
CEZARYmPolish
Polish form of CAESAR.
CHALEBmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of CALEB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
CHANDmIndian, Hindi
Modern masculine form of CHANDA.
CHANDRAm & fHinduism, 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.
CHANTALfFrench, English, Dutch
From a French surname which was derived from a place name meaning "stony". It was originally given in honour of Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal, the founder of the Visitation Order in the 17th century. It has become associated with French chant "song".
CHARISfAncient Greek, English (Rare)
Feminine form of CHARES. It came into use as an English given name in the 17th century.
CHARLESmEnglish, 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]
CHARLIZEfSouthern African, Afrikaans
Feminine form of CHARLES using the popular Afrikaans name suffix ize. This name was popularized by South African actress Charlize Theron (1975-), who was named after her father Charles.
CHARLOTTEfFrench, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French feminine diminutive of CHARLES. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th century. A notable bearer was Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), the eldest of the three Brontë sisters and the author of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Villette'.
CHARMIANfEnglish (Rare)
Form of CHARMION used by Shakespeare in his play 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).
CHATZKELmYiddish
Yiddish form of EZEKIEL.
CHENANIAHmBiblical
Variant of KENANIAH used in several translations of the Old Testament.
CHIARAfItalian
Italian form of CLARA. Saint Chiara (commonly called Saint Clare in English) was a follower of Saint Francis of Assisi.
CHLOEfEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "green shoot" in Greek, referring to new plant growth in the spring. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter. The name is also mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles in the New Testament. As an English name, Chloe has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
CHLOÉfFrench
French form of CHLOE.
CHRISTIAANmDutch
Dutch form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANmEnglish, 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'.
CHRISTIANAfEnglish, Late Roman
Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANEfGerman, French
German and French feminine form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIE (2)mScottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish diminutive of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTINAfEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Greek
From Christiana, the Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, saint who was tormented by her pagan father. It was also borne by a 17th-century Swedish queen and patron the arts who gave up her crown in order to become a Roman Catholic.
CHRISTINEfFrench, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French form of CHRISTINA, as well as a variant in other languages.
CHRISTOPHERmEnglish
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]
CHRISTOSmTheology, Greek
From Greek Χριστος (Christos) meaning "anointed", derived from χριω (chrio) meaning "to anoint". This was a name applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians. It is a translation of the Hebrew word מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach), commonly spelled in English messiah, which also means "anointed".... [more]
CHRISTY (2)mScottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish diminutive of CHRISTOPHER.
CIBRÁNmGalician
Galician form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CİHANmTurkish
Turkish form of JAHAN.
CİHANGİRmTurkish
Turkish form of JAHANGIR.
CINÁEDmScottish, 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.
CÍNTIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of CYNTHIA.
CINTIAfSpanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of CYNTHIA.
CINZIAfItalian
Italian form of CYNTHIA.
CIPRIANmRomanian
Romanian form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CIPRIANOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CIRÍACOmPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese form and Spanish variant of CYRIACUS.
CIRIACOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CYRIACUS.
CIRILmSlovene
Slovene form of CYRIL.
CIRILLOmItalian
Italian form of CYRIL.
CIROmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CYRUS.
CLAIRmFrench, English
French form of Clarus (see CLARA).
CLAIREfFrench, English
French form of CLARA.
CLANCYmIrish, English (Rare)
From the Irish surname Mac Fhlannchaidh which means "son of Flannchadh". The Gaelic name Flannchadh means "red warrior".
CLARAfItalian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, English, Swedish, Danish, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Clarus which meant "clear, bright, famous". The name Clarus was borne by a few early saints. The feminine form was popularized by the 13th-century Saint Clare of Assisi (called Chiara in Italian), a friend and follower of Saint Francis, who left her wealthy family to found the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares. As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages, originally in the form Clare, though the Latinate spelling Clara became more popular in the 19th century.
CLAREfEnglish
Medieval English form of CLARA. This is also the name of an Irish county, which was originally named for the Norman invader Richard de Clare (known as Strongbow), whose surname was derived from the name of an English river.
CLARICEfEnglish
Medieval vernacular form of the Late Latin name Claritia, which was a derivative of CLARA.
CLARISAfSpanish
Spanish variant of CLARISSA.
CLARISSAfEnglish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Latinate form of CLARICE. This was the name of the title character in a 1748 novel by Samuel Richardson. In the novel Clarissa is a virtuous woman who is tragically exploited by her family and her lover.
CLARISSEfFrench
French form of CLARICE.
CLAUDEm & fFrench, 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).
CLÁUDIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
CLÀUDIAfCatalan
Catalan feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIAfEnglish, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Biblical, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CLAUDIUS. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament. As a Christian name it was very rare until the 16th century.
CLAUDIEfFrench
French feminine variant of CLAUDE.
CLÁUDIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIUmRomanian
Romanian form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUSmGerman, Danish
German short form of NICHOLAS.
CLELIAfItalian
Italian form of CLOELIA.
CLÉMENCEfFrench
French feminine form of Clementius (see CLEMENT).
CLEMENCEfEnglish
Feminine form of Clementius (see CLEMENT). It has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became rare after the 17th century.
CLEMENSmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Original Latin form of CLEMENT, as well as the German, Dutch and Scandinavian form.
CLÉMENTmFrench
French form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLEMENTmEnglish
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.
CLEMENTEmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLÉMENTINEfFrench
French feminine form of CLEMENT.
CLÉOfFrench
Short form of CLÉOPÂTRE.
CLEOf & mEnglish
Short form of CLEOPATRA, CLEON or CLEOPAS.
CLEOPASmBiblical, 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.
CLEOPHASmBiblical
Form of CLOPAS used in several versions of the New Testament.
CLETUSmEnglish
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.
CLÍMACOmSpanish
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'.
CLIMENTmCatalan
Catalan form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLOEfSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of CHLOE.
CLOÉfPortuguese, French
Portuguese form and French variant of CHLOE.
CLOPASmBiblical
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.
CLOTILDAfEnglish
English form of CLOTILDE.
CLOTILDEfFrench, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
French form of the Germanic name Chlotichilda which was composed of the elements hlud "fame" and hild "battle". Saint Clotilde was the wife of the Frankish king Clovis, whom she converted to Christianity.
CLOVISmAncient 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.
COENRAADmDutch
Dutch form of CONRAD.
COINNEACHmScottish
Derived from Gaelic caoin "handsome". It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.
COLIN (1)mScottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of CAILEAN or COILEAN.
COLMmIrish
Variant of COLUM.
COLOMBAfItalian
Italian feminine form of COLUMBA.
COLOMBANOmItalian
Italian form of COLUMBANUS.
COLOMBEfFrench
French feminine form of COLUMBA.
COLOMBOmItalian
Italian form of COLUMBA.
COLUMmIrish
Irish form of COLUMBA. This is also an Old Irish word meaning "dove", derived from Latin columba.
COLUMBANmIrish
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.
COLUMBANUSmLate 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.
COLUMBINEfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a variety of flower. It is also an English form of COLOMBINA, the pantomime character.
CÔMEmFrench
French form of COSMAS.
CONALLmIrish, 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.
CONORmIrish, English, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Conchobhar, derived from Old Irish con "hound, dog, wolf" and cobar "desiring". 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.
CONRADmEnglish, 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.
CONRADOmSpanish
Spanish form of CONRAD.
CONSTANÇAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of CONSTANTIA.
CONSTANCEfEnglish, French
Medieval form of CONSTANTIA. The Normans introduced this name to England (it was the name of a daughter of William the Conqueror).
CONSTÂNCIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of CONSTANTIA.
CONSTANTmFrench, English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name CONSTANS. It was also used by the Puritans as a vocabulary name, from the English word constant.
CONSTANȚAfRomanian
Romanian form of CONSTANTIA.
CONSTANTIJNmDutch
Dutch form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CONSTANTINmRomanian, French
Romanian and French form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CONSTANZAfSpanish
Spanish form of CONSTANTIA.
CONSTANZEfGerman
German form of CONSTANTIA.
CORAfEnglish, German, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KORE. It was not used as a given name in the English-speaking world until after it was employed by James Fenimore Cooper for a character in his novel 'The Last of the Mohicans' (1826). In some cases it may be a short form of CORDULA, CORINNA or other names beginning with a similar sound.
CORALIEfFrench
Either a French form of KORALIA, or a derivative of Latin corallium "coral" (see CORAL).
CORENTINmBreton, French
Possibly means "hurricane" in Breton. This was the name of a 5th-century bishop of Quimper in Brittany.
CORINNAfEnglish, German, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κοριννα (Korinna), which was derived from κορη (kore) "maiden". This was the name of a Greek lyric poet of the 5th century BC. The Roman poet Ovid used it for the main female character in his book 'Amores'. In the modern era it has been in use since the 17th century, when Robert Herrick used it in his poem 'Corinna's going a-Maying'.
CORINNEfFrench, English
French form of CORINNA. The French-Swiss author Madame de Staël used it for her novel 'Corinne' (1807).
CORMAGmScottish
Scottish form of CORMAC.
CORNELmRomanian
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIAfGerman, Romanian, Italian, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CORNELIUS. In the 2nd century BC it was borne by Cornelia Scipionis Africana (the daughter of the military hero Scipio Africanus), the mother of the two reformers known as the Gracchi. After her death she was regarded as an example of the ideal Roman woman. The name was revived in the 18th century.
CORNÉLIEfFrench
French form of CORNELIA.
CORNÉLIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELISmDutch
Dutch form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIUmRomanian
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIUSmAncient 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.
CORONAfLate Roman, Italian, Spanish
Means "crown" in Latin, as well as Italian and Spanish. This was the name of a 2nd-century saint who was martyred with her companion Victor.
CORRADOmItalian
Italian form of CONRAD. This was a 14th-century saint from Piacenza, Italy.
COSETTEfFrench, Literature
From French chosette meaning "little thing". This is the nickname of the illegitimate daughter of Fantine in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables' (1862). Her real name is Euphrasie, though it is seldom used. In the novel young Cosette is the ward of the cruel Thénardiers until she is retrieved by Jean Valjean.
COSIMOmItalian
Italian form 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.
COSMAmItalian
Italian form of COSMAS.
COSMEmPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of COSMAS.
COSMINmRomanian
Romanian form of COSMAS.
COSMOmItalian, English
Italian variant of COSIMO. 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.
COSTANTINOmItalian
Italian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
COSTANZOmItalian
Italian form of CONSTANS.
CRESCENCIAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
CRESCENSmLate 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.
CRESCENZOmItalian
Italian form of CRESCENTIUS.
CRISPINmEnglish (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.
CRISTIÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of CHRISTIAN.
CRISTIANmRomanian
Romanian form of CHRISTIAN.
CRISTIANAfItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTINA.
CRISTIANOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).
CRISTINAfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian form of CHRISTINA.
CRYSTINfWelsh
Welsh form of CHRISTINE.
CTIBORmCzech
Czech form of CZCIBOR.
CTIRADmCzech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti meaning "honour" and rad meaning "happy, willing". In Czech legend this was the name of one of the men tricked by Šárka.
CUIMÍNmIrish
Possibly from Celtic cam meaning "bent, crooked". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CUNÉGONDEfFrench
French form of KUNIGUNDE. Voltaire used this name in his novel 'Candide' (1759).
CÜNEYTmTurkish
Turkish form of JUNAYD.
CYNTHIAfEnglish, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κυνθια (Kynthia) which means "woman from Kynthos". This was an epithet of the Greek moon goddess Artemis, given because Kynthos was the mountain on Delos on which she and her twin brother Apollo were born. It was not used as a given name until the Renaissance, and it did not become common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century.
CYPRIANmPolish, English (Rare)
From the Roman family name Cyprianus which meant "from Cyprus" in Latin. Saint Cyprian was a 3rd-century bishop of Carthage and a martyr under the emperor Valerian.
CYPRIENmFrench
French form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CYRIACUSmLate Roman
Latinized form of the Greek name Κυριακος (Kyriakos), which meant "of the lord" (derived from Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord"). This was the name of a few early saints.
CYRILmEnglish, French, Czech, Slovak
From the Greek name Κυριλλος (Kyrillos) which was derived from Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord", a word used frequently in the Greek Bible to refer to God or Jesus.... [more]
CYRILLEm & fFrench
French form of CYRIL, sometimes used as a feminine form.
CYRUSmEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Κυρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord". It was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament for freeing the captive Jews and allowing them to return to Israel. As an English name, it first came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
CYRYLmPolish
Polish form of CYRIL.
CZCIBORmPolish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and borti "battle".
CZESŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and slava "glory".
DAFINAfAlbanian, Macedonian
Albanian and Macedonian form of DAPHNE.
DAFNEfItalian
Italian form of DAPHNE.
DAFYDDmWelsh
Welsh form of DAVID. This name was borne by Dafydd ap Gruffydd, a 13th-century Welsh ruler, and Dafydd ap Gwilym, a 14th-century poet.
DAGmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
DAGFINNmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and Finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
DAGMARfDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, Czech, Slovak
From the Old Norse name Dagmær, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mær "maid". This was the name adopted by the popular Bohemian wife of the Danish king Valdemar II when they married in 1205. Her birth name was Markéta.
DAGMARAfPolish
Polish form of DAGMAR.
DAGNEYfVarious
Variant of DAGNY.
DAGNIJAfLatvian
Latvian form of DAGNY.
DAGNYfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagný, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and "new".
DAGNÝfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGNY.
DAGRÚNfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGRUN.
DAGRUNfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagrún, which was derived from the Old Norse elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore".
DAGURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of DAG.
DÁIBHÍmIrish
Irish form of DAVID.
DÀIBHIDHmScottish
Scottish Gaelic form of DAVID.
DAJANAfSerbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of DIANA.
DALIA (1)fSpanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Spanish form of DAHLIA. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.
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