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CARBONEL m English (British)
This name was used in Barbara Sleigh's Carbonel series where Carbonel is a black cat who was owned by a witch. It is also a surname. The name could be an alternate spelling of Carbonell. If this is the case, Carbonel the cat could have gotten his name from Ashford Carbonell, a British village close to where Sleigh was born.
CAREX m English
Scientific name for the genus of grass-like wetlands plants known as the true sedges.
CARISSIMA f English (Rare)
From the Italian word of the same name, a feminine singular of carissimo
meaning "dearest, fondest."
CARNATION f & m English (American, Rare), English
Derived from the flower of the same name; its etymology is uncertain. It has been suggested that it may ultimately come from English coronation
(which in turn ultimately comes from Anglo-French coroner
"to crown")... [more]
CARNELIAN f & m English
After the brownish red mineral of the same name, of which the name is a corruption of cornelian
, which in turn is derived from Latin cornelianus
CAROLEE f English
Combination of Carol
and the popular name suffix lee
. A known bearer is American performance artist Carolee Schneemann (1939-).
CARPENTER m English
A profession surname, which is coming into increasing use in the twenty-first century.
CARRICK m English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname, a habitational name from a district in Ayrshire, Scotland, which is derived from the Gaelic Carraig
CARRIETTA f English (American), Literature
The name was given to the main character in the fictional novel "Carrie" by the author Stephen King. In the novel, it was stated that the main character's first name was Carrietta but that it was shortened to Carrie which is what she went by... [more]
CASCADE f & m English
Derived from the English word for a waterfall, ultimately from Latin cadere
CASTELLAN m English
This name is of Latin origin. It comes from "castellanus" meaning 'castellan, steward of a castle'.
CASWELL m English
Transferred from the surname Caswell
, a habitational name from places in Dorset, Northamptonshire, and Somerset named Caswell, from Old English cærse
"(water)cress" and well(a)
CATERRA f English
A recently created name, possibly derived from terra
, meaning "earth". It might also possibly be a variant of KATERI
CATHARINUS m Dutch, English (Archaic)
Masculine form of CATHARINA
. In 2010, there was a total of 2153 bearers of this name in all of The Netherlands. A known bearer of this name was Catharinus P. Buckingham (1808-1888), an American soldier, author and industrialist.
CATHENA f English
Likely an invented name, a combination of CATH
and the popular name suffix -ina
CAVANAUGH m English
Transferred use of the surname CAVANAUGH
. According to the Social Security Administration, Cavanaugh was given to 8 boys in 2017.
CEDRELLA f English (Rare, ?), Literature
Perhaps intended to be a feminine variant of CEDRIC
. This is the name of a minor character in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series of books; the character is Cedrella Weasley, née Black.
CEILI f English (Modern, Rare)
Variant of KAYLEE
. It has been influenced by the Irish word céilí
, which refers to a traditional Gaelic social gathering involving folk music and dancing (sometimes storytelling and poetry), ultimately derived from Old Irish céle
CEILIDH f English (Modern, Rare)
is a traditional folk music and storytelling party: a party with singing and dancing to Scottish or Irish traditional music and storytelling.... [more]