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CORELLA f English, Spanish
Possibly a combination of Cora
, or inspired by the Basque surname Corella used in the Navarre province, or from the Italian surname thought to be a diminutive of a feminine form of Core, itself a diminutive of names containing the element.
CORINTHIA f English (Rare), African American
, the ancient Greek city-state. In the New Testament there are two epistles to the Corinthians written by Saint Paul. This is the name of "Miss Corrie" Hogganbeck in 'The Reivers' (1962) by William Faulkner.
CORINTHIAN m & f English (Rare), Popular Culture
Corinthian is the most ornate of the classical orders (columns) of Greek and Roman architecture, characterized by fluted columns and elaborate capitals with intricate carvings. It has taken on the meaning of "ornate, luxurious" because of the typical traits of the namesake order... [more]
CORK m English (Modern)
Probably from a surname for a person who comes from Cork: the Irish city located in the South-West Region, in the province of Munster.
CORLEY m & f English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "crane clearing" or "crane field" in Old English, or else from an Irish surname which was a variant of Curley
. It is also used as a diminutive of Corliss
CORLISS f English (Rare)
From Old English carleas
, a compound of caru
meaning "grief" or "care" and leas
meaning "free from" or "without".
CORNELIAN m & f English (Rare)
Named for the deep red gemstone which is also known as a carnelian. The word comes from the Latin cornum
, meaning "cornel cherry" - a flowering dogwood tree with small, dark red fruit.... [more]
CORREA f English (Australian)
A small Australian shrub whose leaves give off a fruity smell when crushed. Named in honour of the Portuguese botanist José Correia da Serra; Correia is a common Portuguese surname meaning “leather strap”, originally given to those who worked in the leather trade.
CORRIGAN m & f English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Corragáin
meaning "descendant of Corragán". The Gaelic byname or given name Corragán
is a double diminutive of corr
"pointed" (hence it is sometimes interpreted to mean "spear").
CORTANA f English, Popular Culture
Variant of Curtana
, from the Latin curtus
, meaning "short", the name of the ceremonial sword used at the Coronation of British royalty. The name of an artificial intelligence creature in the Halo video game franchise, as well as Microsoft's virtual assistant, which was named for character in the game.
CORYDON m Literature, English (American)
Derived from Greek κορυδος (korudos)
meaning "crested lark". This was a stock name for a shepherd in ancient Greek pastoral poems and fables.
COSMIA f English (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare), Greek (Latinized, Rare), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κοσμια (Kosmia)
, a derivative of κοσμος (kosmos)
"order, the world, the universe, ornament, adornment". Cf. Cosmas
COSMOS m & f English (Rare)
After the English word for the universe, and also the name of a garden flower.
COTE m English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "river bank" in Old French.
COUNCIL m English
From the English council
, referring to a body of people that are formally constituted and meet regularly.
COURAGE m & f English (Rare)
Borrowing from Old French corage
), from Vulgar Latin coraticum
, from Latin cor
(“heart”). Distantly related to cardiac
(“of the heart”), which is from Greek, but from the same Proto-Indo-European root.
COURTENAY f & m English (Rare)
French place name Courtenay
(originally a derivative of the personal name Curtenus
, itself derived from Latin curtus
COVE m & f English (Rare)
Either from the English surname Cove
or else directly from the vocabulary word cove
, which refers to a small coastal inlet.
COWELL m English (Rare)
From the traditionally English habitational surname meaning "cow hill". From the Old English cu
'cow' and hyll
'hill'. It may also be an English variant of the Polish, Jewish, and Sorbian surname Kowal, which means "smith" in Polish.
CRANE m English
Transferred use of the surname Crane
, though in some cases it may be from the name of the bird.
CRAYTON m English
From a surname which was originally from an Old English place name meaning "cray settlement".
CREED m & f English
From the English word "creed" meaning "that which is believed, a set of beliefs, particularly religious, or any set of principals adhered to; a manifesto of religious or spiritual beliefs; or the fact of believing, as in belief, faith"... [more]
CREEK f & m English (Rare)
A nature name meaning a stream smaller than a river. The word creek
is originally from Old Norse kriki
, a bend or crook, and from Middle English creke
CREOLA f English (Rare)
Perhaps an invented name, based on the English word Creole
, or on similar-sounding names such as Leola
CRESCENT m & f English (Rare)
Originally a variant of Crescens
, it is now considered a nature name referring to the phase of the moon, derived from Old French creissant
, ultimately from Latin crescere
"come forth, spring up, grow, thrive".... [more]
CRICKET m & f Popular Culture, English, American (South)
Simply from the name of the small insect known for its nocturnal chirping. It occurs briefly in Shakespeare's play 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' (1597) belonging to a fairy that makes certain the hearths are well-kept.
CRIMEFIGHTER f English (Rare)
From Middle English cryme, crime
, from Old French crime, crimne
, from Latin crīmen
combined with Middle English fightere, fyghtor, feghtere, feghtare, fiȝtare, fiȝtere,
from Old English feohtere
CRIMSON m & f English (Rare)
Derived from English crimson
, the name for a strong, bright, deep purplish-red color. The English word is ultimately derived from Arabic qirmiz
. It is originally the color of the dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio, but the name is now also used as a generic term for those slightly bluish-red colors that are between red and rose.... [more]
CROIX m English
French cognate of Cruz
, possibly taken from the name of St. Croix
, the largest of the Virgin Islands (which was originally Santa Cruz
, "Holy Cross" in Spanish, the name given by Columbus).
CROMWELL m English
A surname used as a first name. A place name which is that of a small village in Nottinghamshire which means “winding stream” in Old English
CROW m & f English
From the name of the large black bird.
CRYSTLE f English (Modern)
Variant spelling of Crystal
. Also compare Krystle
. Notable bearers of this name include the Canadian-American actress Crystle Lightning (b. 1981) and Crystle Stewart (b. 1981), an American actress and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 2008.
CURIE f English
Derived from Currie in Midlothian, Scotland; derived from Corrie, in Dumfriesshire; a Scottish spelling of the Irish last name Curry; or from the Old French curie
, which meant "kitchen." It is usually given in honour of the physicist and chemist Madame Marie Curie, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.
CURLEY m English
Either from an Irish surname which was ultimately derived from the Gaelic personal name Toirdhealbhach
-shaped", or else from an English surname of Norman origin, which may have been from a French place name or perhaps from a nickname meaning "curlew (a bird)" (see also Curly
CURRAN m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of either of the Gaelic surnames Ó Corráin
or Ó Corraidhín
meaning "descendent of Corraidhín
CURRER m English
From an English surname meaning "currier", ultimately derived from the Latin word coriarius
. The name Currer Bell was a masculine pseudonym Charlotte Brontë used.
CUTIE f English (Rare)
A "cutie" is an charmingly attractive or cute person, especially a young girl or woman.
CUTLER m English
Given to a "knife maker" or a man that "makes cutler
CYMRY f English
Means ''Welsh'', plural of Cymro
DABNEY f & m English
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French d'Aubigné
, originally denoting one who came from Aubigné or Aubigny in northern France. The place name was ultimately a derivative of Albus
DAGGETT m English (Modern)
Derived from a surname which was derived from the Old French word "Dague", meaning knife or dagger, and as such was a Norman introduction into England after the 1066 Conquest. The name is a medieval metonymic for one who habitually carried a dagger, or who was a manufacturer of such weapons.