English Submitted Names

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CHALLIS f English (Rare)
From the word chalice
CHALMER m English
Transferred use of the surname Chalmer.
CHALON f & m English
The name may derive from the Chalon people, one of eight divisions of the Ohlone (Costanoan) people of Native Americans who lived in Northern California. It may also derive from the French surname Chalon, of unknown meaning, possibly derived from the French town Châlons-sur-Marne... [more]
CHAMBERLAIN m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Chamberlain.
CHAMILLE f English
Variant of Camille.
CHAMOMILE f & m English (American, Rare)
After the herb used for tea. Ultimately from Greek khamaimēlon "earth apple", because the flowers smell reminiscent of apples.
CHAN m & f English
Diminutive for names beginning in Chan- and Chaun- such as Chandler, Chauncey, and Channing.
CHANCELOR m English (American, Rare)
Variant spelling of Chancellor. A notable bearer of this name is Chance the Rapper (b. 1993), whose birth name is Chancelor Jonathan Bennett.
CHANCES f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Likely from the English word chances. See also Chance.
CHANCY m & f English
Possibly either a diminutive (in the case of the masculine use) or an inteded feminine form (in the case of the feminine use) of Chance or a variant of Chauncy.
CHANEY m & f English
From the traditionally English surname, a variant Chesney, or from the French habitational surname from any of the various places called Chanet or Le Chanet. From the Latin canna 'reed' and the suffix -etum denoting an inhabitant, essentially meaning "lives among reeds".
CHANGED f English (Puritan, Rare)
Used in reference to a "change of heart."
CHANIE m & f English (Rare)
Unisex name of unknown origin in rare use in English speaking parts of the US, Canada and South Africa. In some cases may be a variant of Chaney.
CHANLER m English
Transferred use of the surname Chanler.
CHANLIN m & f English
Likely an invented name combining the name element Chan with lyn.
CHANNA f English (British)
God/Jahweh is merciful
CHANNEL f English
Variant of Chanel.
CHANNEY m English
Master of the Oak Woods
CHANNIE f English
Unknown, possibly a female variant of Channing.
CHANTELINA f English
Perhaps an elaborated form of Chantel.
CHANYCE f English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of Shanice.
CHAOS m & f Greek Mythology (Latinized), English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "gaping void," ultimately from the Greek khaos "abyss, that which gapes wide open, is vast and empty." In Hesiod's 'Theogeny,' Chaos is the primeval emptiness of the Universe, who gave birth to Gaea (Mother Earth), Tartarus (embodiment of the underworld), Eros (god of love), Erebus (embodiment of silence), and Nyx (embodiment of night).
CHAPEL f & m English
Transferred use of the surname Chapel.
CHAPLIN m English (Modern, Rare)
From an occupational surname which meant "clergyman".
CHAPMAN m English
Transferred use of the surname Chapman.
CHAR m & f English
Short form of names beginning with Char, such as Charles or Charlotte.
CHARCILIA f English (American, Rare)
Combination of any name starting with Char- (such as Charlotte and Charmaine) with a name ending in -cilia (such as Cecilia and Lucilia).... [more]
CHARDONNAY f English
Derived from the name of the type of white wine, believed to be named after the village of Chardonnay in the Mâconnais region of France, where Pouilly-Fuissé is currently produced; it is possible that the variety was first bred there... [more]
CHARISA f English
Variant of Charissa.
CHARISS f English
Variant of Charis.
CHARITEE f English
Variant of Charity.
CHARL m & f English (Rare)
A diminutive of Charles, Charlotte and other names beginning with charl-.
CHARLEA f English (Rare)
Either a variant of Charlie or an elaboration of Charla.
CHARLEI f English
Variant of Charlie.
CHARLEIGH f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Charlie.
CHARLENA f English
Elaboration of Charlene.
CHARLESINE f English (American)
Feminine Form of Charles. Also Form of Charlotte
CHARLETON m & f English
Variant of Charlton.
CHARLETTA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Charles.
CHARLETTE f French (Rare), English, Dutch (Rare)
French feminine diminutive of Charles, as it contains the French feminine diminutive suffix -ette.
CHARLI f & m English (Modern), Spanish
Variant of Charlie and diminutive of Carlos.
CHARLIA f English (American, Rare)
An elaboration of Charlie and Charla in the style of Julia.
CHARLII f English
Variant of Charlie.
CHARLSIE f English
It may perhaps be a diminutive form of Charlotte that spun off as an independent name or an attempt to feminize Charles.... [more]
CHARLYSE f English
Feminine form of Charles
CHARMA f English
Diminutive of CHARMAINE.
CHARMIN f English (Rare)
Variant of Sherman possibly influenced by names such as Charmaine.
CHARNELE f English
Probably an invented name. Compare Charnette.
CHAROLETTE f English (Rare)
Variant of Charlotte. May also be used as a phonetic variant of Sherylette.
CHARRISE f English
Variant of Charice.
CHARTREUSE f English (Rare), French (Rare)
French color name meaning "a clear, light green with a yellowish tinge" or "an aromatic liqueur, usually yellow or green, made by the Carthusian monks at Grenoble, France." It originated in around 1865 from the French Carthusian monastery, La Grande Chartreuse, which is near Grenoble, where the liqueur is made.... [more]
CHARYL f English
Variant of Cheryl.
CHARYTON m English
English form of Chariton.
CHASELYN f English (Rare)
Combination of Chase and Lyn.
CHASEN m English (Modern)
Apparently a modern respelling of Jason via the nickname Chase, though it may also be transferred from the surname Chasen.
CHASETON m English (American, Rare)
Combination of Chase with the popular suffix -ton.
CHATTY f English
Diminutive of Charlotte mentioned by Charlotte M. Yonge in her 'History of Christian Names'. Perhaps it was an individual nickname for this writer, who produced 160 books.
CHATWIN m English
Transferred use of the last name.
CHAUCER m English
Transferred use of an occupational surname meaning "a worker who makes leggings or breeches". Could be chosen as a given name in honor of legendary English author Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) who is most well known for his classic 'The Canterbury Tales'.
CHAUNCE m English
Short form of Chauncey or variant of Chance.
CHAVONNE f English (Modern)
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
CHAY m English
Diminutive of Charles. 'Appeared in 1975 when the British yachtsman Chay Blyth was receiving a great deal of publicity. Further used since then. In the case of Mr Blyth, the name is a pet form of Charles.'
CHAYCE m & f English
Variant of Chase
CHAYLA f English (American, Modern)
Combination of Chay and the popular suffix -la in the style of Kayla and Jayla
CHAYSE m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Chase.
CHAZWICK m English
Form of Chadwick with a "z" instead of a d.
CHAZZ m English
Diminutive of Charles.
CHEANN f English
Variant of Cheyenne.
CHEERFUL f & m English (Rare)
From the English word cheerful meaning "feeling or showing happiness".
CHELAN f English (Canadian), American
From the name of a lake and city in the American state of Washington, which is derived from the Salish Indian word Tsi-Laan meaning "deep water".
CHELCIE f English
Variant of Chelsea.
CHELESE f English (British)
Chelese has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Chelese is "chalk landing place". Chelese is an alternate spelling of Chelsea (Old English): from "cealc hyo".
CHELISE f English
A variant of Chalice or Chelsea. ... [more]
CHELL f English, Popular Culture
Variant of Chelle. Chell is the name of the main protagonist in Valve game studio's 'Portal' video game series.
CHELLA f English
Variant of Chelle.
CHELLY f English
Variant of Shelly.
CHELS f English
Diminutive of Chelsea.
CHELSA f English
Variant of Chelsea.
CHELSEI f English
Variant of Chelsea.
CHELSIA f English
Variant of Chelsea.
CHELSY f English
Variant of Chelsea .
CHELSYE f English
Variant of Chelsea.
CHELY f English
Diminutive of Richell.
CHENEY f English
From the traditionally English surname, a variant of Chesney, or from the French habitational surname from a place in Yonne, derived from a Romano-Gallic estate, Caniacum, meaning "estate of a man named Canius".
CHENILLE f English (Rare)
From the English word for the soft fabric, which is borrowed from French chenille "caterpillar" (literally "little dog").
CHERAL f English (American)
Variant spelling of Cheryl
CHERAMI f English (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the French phrase cher ami meaning "dear friend".
CHEREE f English (Rare)
Anglicization of the french word, "chéri(e)" meaning "dear."
CHERELLA f English (Rare)
Latinization of Cherelle.
CHERELLE f English
Possibly derived from the Italian surname Cherella or an altered form of Cheryl.
CHEREN f & m English (Rare)
Possibly a rare variant of Sharon for females.... [more]
CHERENE f English
Either a variant of Shireen, or an elaboration of Cher or Cherie.
CHERESA f English
Variant of Cherise, perhaps influenced by Theresa.
CHERICA f English
Variant of Charisse.
CHERIS f English
Variant of Charisse.
CHERISSA f English
Elaboration of Cherise.
CHERLYN f English
Variant of Cherilyn.
CHEROLYN f English
Variant of Cherilyn, with the spelling influenced by Carolyn.
CHERRI f English
Variant of Cherry.
CHERRIANNE f English
Probably a combination of Cherry and Anne.
CHERRIL f English
Variant of Sheryl.
CHERRILL f English
Variant of Cheryl.
CHERRYLLE f English (Canadian)
Variant of Cheryl incorporating Cherry.
CHERRYN f English (American)
Different spelling of Sharon
CHERUBIN m & f English (Puritan)
Referring to Cherubin, or angels.
CHERWIN m English, Dutch, Dutch (Surinamese)
This name is either a half-invented first name (or a combination of two existing names), with the second element being derived from Old High German wini "friend" - or derived from the surname Cherwin, which is of uncertain meaning... [more]
CHERYLE f English
Variant of Cheryl
CHESCALEIGH f English
Blend of Franchesca and Leigh. A notable bearer of this name is Francesca Leigh Ramsey.
CHESICA f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Likely an invented name, a combination of Chelsea and Jessica.
CHESKA f English, Filipino
Diminutive of Francesca.
CHESKY m English (American, Modern)
Probably transferred from the surname Chesky.... [more]
CHESLIN f English
Possibly a variant of Chesley, with the name suffix -lin (see: Lynn).
CHESNEY m & f English
From the traditionally English and French topographic surname for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from the Old French chesnai "oak grove", from chesne 'oak tree'.
CHESSA f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. ... [more]
CHESSI f English
Combination of Chelsea and Jessie (Jessica)
CHESSIE f English
Diminutive of Francesca.
CHESTINA f English
Could be the feminine form of Chester.
CHESTNUT m English (American)
From the English word "chestnut" referring to "a tree or shrub of the genus Castanea; the nut or wood of said tree; and a dark, reddish-brown color". From the Middle English chasteine, from the Old French chastaigne, from the Latin castanea, from the Ancient Greek καστάνεια (kastaneia) 'chestnut'.... [more]
CHESYA f English (Modern)
Originated from Japan. And could be an English variant of Japanese given name, Chisa.
CHETT m English
Variant of Chet.
CHEVIE m English
Used in reference to the Chevrolet motors brand.
CHEVIOT m English
Derived from the Cheviot Hills, on the border between England and Scotland; the meaning of their name is unknown, but is presumed to be Celtic. They were the site of the famous Battle of Otterburn in the 14th century, immortalised in "The Ballad of Chevy Chase", a popular favourite in the 18th and 19th centuries.
CHEVY m & f English
A literary place name. There is a famous old poem called "The Ballad of Chevy Chase". A chase is a parcel of hunting land, and Chevy refers to the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish border.... [more]
CHEY m & f English
Short form of Cheyenne.
CHEYENNA f English
Elaboration of Cheyenne.
CHEYLYNN f English
Variant of Shaylyn.
CHEYNA f English
Variant of Shayna.
CHEYNE m English
Variant of Shane.
CHIANA f Dutch (Rare), English (American, Rare), Popular Culture
Meaning and origin uncertain. It might possibly be an invented name, in which case it might (for example) consist of an Asian name element (such as Japanese chi meaning "wisdom, intellect") and the name Ana... [more]
CHIANNA f Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
Variant form of Chiana. A bearer of this name is Chianna Bono (b. 1991), one of the daughters of the Italian-American singer Sonny Bono (1935-1998).
CHIANNE f Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
Dutch variant of Chianna or English variant of Cheyenne.
CHIC m English
Variant of Chick.
CHICK m English
Diminutive of Charles.
CHICKA m English (Australian, Rare)
Variant of Chick or a nickname for Charles.
CHIDIOCK m English (Rare)
From an English surname derived from the name of the village Chideock in Dorset (recorded in the Domesday Book as Cidihoc), which is of unknown meaning. (It has been suggested that the suffix hoc referred to Hock, a festival held on the second Tuesday after Easter to commemorate the massacre of the Danes at the time of King Æðelred the Unready.) Chidiock Tichborne (1558-1586) was an English poet who was executed for his participation in the failed Babington Plot.
CHIERE f English
Possibly derived from the Old French chiere, from chier, meaning "dear, dearest".
CHIFFON f English (Rare)
Borrowing from French chiffon, from Middle French chiffe "cloth, old rag" from Old French chipe "rag", from Middle English chip, chippe "chip, shard, fragment" from Old English ċipp "chip, splinter, beam" from Proto-Germanic kippaz, kipaz (“log, beam”)... [more]
CHILDE m American (Rare), English (Rare)
An English status name meaning "son of a nobleman." In the Middle Ages the word designated a young male who had not yet progressed to the rank of Squire then Knight. As such Childe originally meant "shield" as seen in names such as Rothschild... [more]
CHILLI f English (Australian, Modern, Rare)
Named for the spicy fruit from Central and South America used in cooking. The word is from the Nahuatl language. Has gained some interest in Australia since restaurateur Pete Evans chose this name for his eldest daughter around 2005.
CHILTON m English
Transferred use of the last name, meaning "A town by the river"
CHINAE f English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of Shanae.
CHINO m Spanish, English, Popular Culture
This was the name of a character in the musical "West Side Story".... [more]
CHIPS m English
Transferred use of the surname Chips.... [more]
CHIQUITA f English (American, Modern, Rare), African American
Means "little girl" in Spanish, from the Spanish chica "girl" combined with the diminutive suffix ita.... [more]
CHISWELL m English
Transferred use of the surname Chiswell.
CHIVONNE f English (Rare)
Anglicized form of Siobhán.
CHLOEE f English
Variant of Chloe.
CHLOELLA f English (British, Rare), American (Rare, Archaic)
Elaboration of Chloe formed using the Italian diminutive suffix -ella. Alternatively, it may be an anglicized variant of Cloelia.
CHLOETTE f English (Rare)
Rare combination of Chloe and the French diminutive suffix -ette.
CHLORISSA f English (Modern)
Elaborated form of Chloris, influenced by Clarissa.
CHOICE m English
From the English word, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- "to choose".
CHOLE m English
Variant of Cole.
CHOLMELY m English
Transferred use of the surname Cholmely.
CHOOK m English (Rare)
Used as a nickname for Charles or as a pet form meaning ''chicken''.
CHORD m English
Meaning "chord" as of the musical triad, or the third. Actor Chord Overstreet is a famous bearer.
CHOSEN f & m English (Rare)
From the past participle of choose from Old English cēosan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kiezen.
CHRISA f English
Diminutive of Christina.
CHRISANNE f Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
A blend of the name Christina with Anne. In other words, this name is a variant form of Chrisanna.
CHRISELLA f English (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Chris and the popular suffix ella.
CHRISETTE f English
Combination of Chris with the popular diminutive suffix ette.
CHRISHAEL f English (American)
Known to be used in the United States as early as 1980. Elaborated form of Chris using the French feminine name suffix -elle.
CHRISHAN m English
Modern spelling of Christian. This is the middle name of American rapper Christopher Chrishan Dotson (1989-).
CHRISHELLE f English (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Michelle, influenced by Chris.
CHRISSI f English
Variant of Chrissy.
CHRISTEAN f & m English (American, Rare)
Variant of Christian or Christine. Christean was given to 5 girls in 1992 according to the SSA.
CHRISTELLA f English, Dutch (Rare), French
Usually a variant form of Christelle, but it can also be a contracted form of Christabella.
CHRISTIANIE f English (Modern, Rare), Various
Presumably an elaboration of Christiane.
CHRISTINIA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Christina.
CHRISTION m English (American, Rare)
Variant of Christian. According to the SSA, Christion was given to 7 boys in 2018.
CHRISTOPHA f English
Feminine form of Christopher.
CHRISTOPHINE f French, German (Rare, Archaic), English
French and German feminine form of Christopher.
CHRYS f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Chris.
CHRYSANTHEMUM f English
Taken directly from the name of the flower, which is derived from Greek khrusos "gold" and anthemon "flower".... [more]
CHRYSANTHIA f English (Rare), Greek (Cypriot, Rare)
Late 19th-century coinage based on the flower name Chrysanthemum.
CHRYSOSTOM m Late Greek (Anglicized), English
English form of Chrysostomos. Saint (John) Chrysostom, as the important Early Church Father is known in English, wrote a prayer familiar to most Anglicans.
CHRYSTI f English
Variant of Christy.
CHRYSTIA f English (Canadian)
Contracted variant of Christina.... [more]
CHRYSTINA f Sorbian, English
Sorbian and English variant of Christina.