Masculine Names

gender
usage
Clifton m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "settlement by a cliff" in Old English.
Clímaco m Spanish
Spanish form of Climacus, derived from Greek κλῖμαξ (klimax) meaning "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.
Climacus m Late Roman
Latin form of Clímaco.
Climent m Catalan
Catalan form of Clemens (see Clement).
Clint m English
Short form of Clinton. A notable bearer is American actor Clint Eastwood (1930-), who became famous early in his career for his western movies.
Clinton m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from towns named Glinton, of uncertain meaning, or Glympton, meaning "settlement on the River Glyme". A famous bearer of the surname is former American president Bill Clinton (1946-).
Clive m English
From an English surname derived from Old English clif meaning "cliff", originally belonging to a person who lived near a cliff.
Clodovicus m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Chlodovech (see Ludwig).
Cloelius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning.
Clopas m Biblical
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.
Clovis m Ancient 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.
Clyde m English
From the name of the River Clyde in Scotland, from Cumbric Clud, which is of uncertain origin. It became a common given name in America in the middle of the 19th century, perhaps in honour of Sir Colin Campbell (1792-1863) who was given the title Baron Clyde in 1858.
Cnaeus m Ancient Roman
Roman variant of Gnaeus.
Cnut m History
Variant of Knut.
Cobus m Dutch
Short form of Jacobus.
Coby m & f English
Masculine or feminine diminutive of Jacob.
Cochise m Indigenous American, Apache (Anglicized)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Apache go-chizh "his firewood" or go-chįh "his nose". This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.
Codie m & f English (Modern)
Variant or feminine form of Cody.
Codrin m Romanian
From Romanian codru meaning "forest", a word of uncertain origin.
Codruț m Romanian
From Romanian codru meaning "forest", a word of uncertain origin.
Cody m English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of both Irish Gaelic Ó Cuidighthigh meaning "descendant of the helpful one" and Mac Óda meaning "son of Odo". A famous bearer of the surname was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
Cóem m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Caomh.
Cóemán m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Caomhán.
Cóemgein m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Kevin.
Coen m Dutch
Short form of Coenraad.
Coenraad m Dutch
Dutch form of Conrad.
Cohen m English
From a common Jewish surname that was derived from Hebrew כֹּהֵן (kohen) meaning "priest". This surname was traditionally associated with the hereditary priests who claimed descent from the biblical Aaron.
Coileán m Medieval Irish
Irish byname meaning "whelp, young dog".
Coinneach m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of the Old Irish name Cainnech, derived from caín meaning "handsome, fair". It is often Anglicized as Kenneth. It is also used as a modern Scottish Gaelic form of the unrelated name Cináed.
Col m Medieval English
Medieval short form of Nicholas.
Cola m Anglo-Saxon
Old English byname meaning "charcoal", originally given to a person with dark features.
Colbert m English
From an English surname that was derived from a Norman form of the Germanic name Colobert.
Colby m English
From an English surname, originally from various place names, derived from the Old Norse nickname Koli (meaning "coal, dark") and býr "town". As a given name, its popularity spiked in the United States and Canada in 2001 when Colby Donaldson (1974-) appeared on the reality television show Survivor.
Cole m English
From an English surname, itself originally derived from either a medieval short form of Nicholas or the byname Cola. A famous bearer was the songwriter Cole Porter (1891-1964), while a bearer of the surname was the musician Nat King Cole (1919-1965).... [more]
Coleman m Irish, English
Anglicized form of Colmán.
Colin 1 m Scottish, English
Anglicized form of Scottish Cailean.
Colin 2 m English
Medieval diminutive of Col, a short form of Nicholas. It is now regarded as an independent name.
Collin m English
Variant of Colin 2.
Collyn f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Colleen or Colin 2.
Colm m Irish
Variant of Colum.
Colmán m Irish, Old Irish
Diminutive of Colm (see Colum). This was the name of a large number of Irish saints.
Colobert m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements col, possibly meaning "helmet", and beraht meaning "bright".
Colombo m Italian
Italian form of Columba.
Colson m English (Modern)
From an English surname meaning "son of Col". As a given name it entered the American top 1000 rankings in 2017, probably inspired by similar-sounding names such as Cole and Colton.
Colt m English (Modern)
From the English word for a young male horse or from the surname of the same origin. It may be given in honour of the American industrialist Samuel Colt (1814-1862) or the firearms company that bears his name. It was brought to public attention in 1981 by the main character on the television series The Fall Guy.
Colton m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Cola's town". It started being used as a given name in the 1980s. Likely in some cases it was viewed as an elaborated or full form of Cole or Colt.
Colum m Irish, Old Irish
Irish form of Columba. The Old Irish word columb or colum also means "dove", derived from Latin columba.
Columb m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Columba.
Columba m & f Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "dove". The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christianity. This was the name of several early saints both masculine and feminine, most notably the 6th-century Irish monk Saint Columba (or Colum) who established a monastery on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. He is credited with the conversion of Scotland to Christianity.
Columbán m Old Irish
Possibly an Irish diminutive of Columba. Alternatively, it may be derived from Old Irish colum "dove" and bán "white". The 7th-century Saint Columbán of Leinster was the founder of several monasteries in Europe.
Columbanus m Late Roman
This name can be viewed as a derivative of Columba or a Latinized form of Columbán, both derivations being approximately equivalent. This is the name of Saint Columbán in Latin sources.
Colwyn m Welsh
From the name of a bay and seaside town in Conwy, Wales.
Côme m French
French form of Cosmas.
Comgall m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Comhghall.
Comgán m Irish (Rare)
Old Irish form of Comhghán.
Comhghall m Irish (Rare)
Means "fellow hostage" from Old Irish com "with, together" and gíall "hostage". This was the name of a 6th-century saint, the founder of a monastery at Bangor, Ireland.
Comhghán m Irish (Rare)
Means "born together" from Old Irish com "with, together" and gan "born". Saint Comgán was the founder of a monastery at Killeshin in the 6th or 7th century.
Conall m Irish, Old Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "rule of a wolf", from Old Irish "hound, dog, wolf" (genitive con) and fal "rule". 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.
Conán m Irish, Old Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Conan.
Conan m Irish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from Irish "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several early saints, including a 7th-century bishop of the Isle of Man. It appears in Irish legend as a companion Fionn mac Cumhaill. A famous bearer of it as a middle name was Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories. It is also the name of the hero of the Conan the Barbarian series of books, comics and movies, debuting 1932.
Concetto m Italian
Masculine form of Concetta.
Conchobar m Old Irish, Irish Mythology
Derived from Old Irish "hound, dog, wolf" (genitive con) and cobar "desiring". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish rulers. It was borne by the Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, one of the central characters in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, known for his tragic desire for Deirdre and his war with Queen Medb of Connacht.
Conchobhar m Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of Conchobar.
Conchúr m Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of Conchobar.
Confucius m History
Anglicized form of the Chinese name Kong Fuzi. The surname (Kong) means "hole, opening" and the title 夫子 (Fuzi) means "master". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Chinese philosopher. His given name was Qiu.
Công m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (công) meaning "fair, equitable, public".
Conláed m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Conleth.
Conleth m Irish
Anglicized form of the Old Irish name Conláed, possibly meaning "constant fire" from cunnail "prudent, constant" and áed "fire". Saint Conláed was a 5th-century bishop of Kildare.
Conley m Irish
Anglicized form of Conleth.
Conn m Irish, Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Perhaps from Old Irish conn meaning "sense, reason" or cenn meaning "head, chief". This was the name of a legendary high king of Ireland, Conn of the Hundred Battles.
Connell m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Conaill, a derivative of the given name Conall.
Connie f & m English
Diminutive of Constance and other names beginning with Con. It is occasionally a masculine name, a diminutive of Cornelius or Conrad.
Connla m Irish Mythology
From Old Irish Conláech, derived from "hound, dog, wolf" (genitive con) and láech "warrior". This was the name of several characters in Irish legend including the son of Cúchulainn and Aoife. When he finally met his father they fought because Connla would not identify himself, and the son was slain.
Connor m Irish, English (Modern)
Variant of Conor, based on the usual spelling of the surname that is derived from the name. This is currently the most common way of spelling it in the English-speaking world, apart from Ireland.
Conor m Irish, English, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of Conchobar (or the Modern Irish form Conchúr).
Conrad m English, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave counsel", 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.
Conrado m Spanish
Spanish form of Conrad.
Conrí m Old Irish
Means "king of hounds" in Irish.
Constans m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "constant, steadfast". This was the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor, a son of Constantine the Great.
Constant m French, Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Constans. It was also used by the Puritans as a vocabulary name, from the English word constant.
Constantijn m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Constantinus (see Constantine).
Constantin m Romanian, French
Romanian and French form of Constantinus (see Constantine).
Constantine m History
From the Latin name Constantinus, a derivative of Constans. Constantine the Great (272-337), full name Flavius Valerius Constantinus, was the first Roman emperor to adopt Christianity. He moved the capital of the empire from Rome to Byzantium, which he renamed Constantinople (modern Istanbul).
Constantino m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Constantinus (see Constantine).
Constantius m Late Roman
Late Latin name that was a derivative of Constans.
Consus m Roman Mythology
Possibly derived from Latin conserere meaning "to sow, to plant". Consus was a Roman god of the harvest and grain.
Conway m English
From a Welsh surname that was derived from the name of the River Conwy, which possibly means "holy water" in Welsh.
Cooper m English
From a surname meaning "barrel maker", from Middle English couper.
Coos m Dutch
Diminutive of Jacob.
Cor m Dutch
Short form of Cornelis.
Corbin m English
From a French surname that was derived from corbeau "raven", originally denoting a person who had dark hair. The name was probably popularized in America by actor Corbin Bernsen (1954-).
Cord m German
German contracted form of Conrad.
Cordell m English
From an English surname meaning "maker of cord" or "seller of cord" in Middle English.
Corentin m Breton, French
Possibly means "hurricane" in Breton. This was the name of a 5th-century bishop of Quimper in Brittany.
Corey m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri, of unknown meaning. This name became popular in the 1960s due to the character Corey Baker on the television series Julia.
Corin m French (Rare)
French form of Quirinus.
Cormac m Irish Mythology, Irish
From Old Irish Cormacc or Corbmac, of uncertain meaning, possibly from corb "chariot, wagon" or corbbad "defilement, corruption" combined with macc "son". This is the name of several characters from Irish legend, including the semi-legendary high king Cormac mac Airt who supposedly ruled in the 3rd century, during the adventures of the hero Fionn mac Cumhaill. This name was also borne by a few early saints.
Corné m Dutch
Diminutive of Cornelis.
Cornel m Romanian
Romanian form of Cornelius.
Cornelio m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Cornelius.
Cornelis m Dutch
Dutch form of Cornelius.
Corneliu m Romanian
Romanian form of Cornelius.
Cornelius m Ancient Roman, English, Dutch, German, Biblical
Roman family name that possibly derives from the Latin element cornu meaning "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.
Cornell m English
From an English surname that was derived from the given name Cornelius.
Corradino m Italian
Diminutive of Corrado.
Corrado m Italian
Italian form of Conrad. This was a 14th-century saint from Piacenza, Italy.
Corraidhín m Medieval Irish
Possibly means "little spear" from Irish corra "spear" and a diminutive suffix.
Cortney f & m English
Variant of Courtney.
Corwin m English
From an English surname, derived from Old French cordoan "leather", ultimately from the name of the Spanish city of Cordova.
Cory m English
Variant of Corey.
Cosimo m Italian
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.
Coşkun m Turkish
Means "enthusiastic" in Turkish.
Cosma m Italian
Italian form of Cosmas.
Cosmas m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κοσμᾶς (Kosmas), which was derived from κόσμος (kosmos) meaning "order, decency". Saint Cosmas was martyred with his twin brother Damian in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians.
Cosme m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Cosmas.
Cosmin m Romanian
Romanian form of Cosmas.
Cosmo m Italian, 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. On the American sitcom Seinfeld (1989-1998) this was the seldom-used first name of Jerry's neighbour Kramer.
Costache m Romanian
Romanian form of Kostakis.
Costantino m Italian
Italian form of Constantinus (see Constantine).
Costanzo m Italian
Italian form of Constans.
Costas m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Κώστας (see Kostas).
Costel m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of Constantin.
Costică m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of Constantin.
Costin m Romanian
Romanian short form of Constantin.
Courtney f & m English
From an aristocratic English surname that was derived either from the French place name Courtenay (originally a derivative of the personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short") or else from a Norman nickname meaning "short nose".... [more]
Cowal m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Comhghall.
Cowessess m Indigenous American, Ojibwe (Anglicized)
From an Ojibwe or Cree name recorded as Kiwisance, said to mean "little child", possibly related to Ojibwe gwiiwizens meaning "boy" or Cree ᐊᐋᐧᓯᐢ (awâsis) meaning "child". This was the name of a late 19th-century chief of a mixed band of Plains Cree and Saulteaux people.
Coy m English
From a surname that meant "quiet, shy, coy" from Middle English coi.
Craig m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag, rocks, outcrop", originally indicating a person who lived near a crag.
Crawford m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" in Old English.
Cree m & f English (Rare)
From the name of a Native American tribe of central Canada. Their name derives via French from the Cree word kiristino.
Creighton m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name, originally from Gaelic crioch "border" combined with Old English tun "town".
Crescens m Late Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin name that was derived from crescere "to grow". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
Crescentius m Late Roman
Latin name that was a derivative of the name Crescens. This was the name of a few early saints, including a child martyred in Rome during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
Crescenzo m Italian
Italian form of Crescentius.
Crew m English (Rare)
Either from a surname that was derived from the English town of Crewe (from Old Welsh criu meaning "weir"), or from the English vocabulary word for a group of people.
Críostóir m Irish
Irish form of Christopher.
Crisóstomo m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Chrysostomos.
Crispian m English (Archaic)
Medieval variant of Crispin.
Crispin m English (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.
Crispus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "curly-haired" in Latin.
Cristi m Romanian
Diminutive of Cristian.
Cristián m Spanish
Spanish form of Christian.
Cristian m Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of Christian.
Cristiano m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Christian. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).
Cristóbal m Spanish
Spanish form of Christopher.
Cristoforo m Italian
Italian form of Christopher.
Cristóvão m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Christopher.
Crofton m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town with a small enclosed field" in Old English.
Cronus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κρόνος (Kronos), possibly derived from the Indo-European root *(s)ker- meaning "to cut". Cronus was the Titan who fathered the Greek gods. As his wife Rhea gave birth to the gods, Cronus swallowed them fearing the prophecy that he would be overthrown by one of his children. However Rhea hid Zeus, her last child, who eventually forced his father to disgorge his siblings. Cronus and the rest of the Titans were then defeated by the gods and exiled.
Črt m Slovene
Short form of Črtomir.
Črtomir m Slovene
Derived from the Slavic elements črt "hatred" and miru "peace, world". This is the name of the hero in the Slovene national epic Baptism on the Savica (1835) by France Prešeren.
Cruz f & m Spanish, Portuguese
Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
Csaba m Hungarian
Possibly means either "shepherd" or "gift" in Hungarian. According to legend this was the name of a son of Attila the Hun.
Csanád m Hungarian
Derived from the old Hungarian name Csana, of unknown meaning. This was the name of an 11th-century ruler, also known as Cenad, of the Hungarian region that came to be called Csanád County (now split between Hungary and Romania).
Csongor m Hungarian
Possibly from a Turkic root meaning "falcon". The Hungarian poet and dramatist Mihály Vörösmarty used it in his play Csongor és Tünde (1830).
Cthulhu m Literature
Created by author H. P. Lovecraft for a gigantic, horrible, octopus-like god, first introduced in the short story The Call of Cthulhu (1926). Lovecraft may have based the name on the word chthonic meaning "under the earth, subterranean", a derivative of Greek χθών (chthon) meaning "earth, ground, soil".
Ctibor m Czech
Czech form of Czcibor.
Ctirad m Czech
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.
Cúán m Old Irish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from Old Irish meaning "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an 8th-century saint.
Cuauhtemoc m Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "descending eagle" in Nahuatl, from cuāuhtli "eagle" and temo "descend". This was the name of the last Aztec emperor, ruling until he was captured and executed by the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in the year 1525.
Cúchulainn m Irish Mythology
Means "hound of Culann" in Irish. This was the usual name of the warrior hero who was named Sétanta at birth, given to him because he took the place of one of Culann's hounds after he accidentally killed it. The Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology tells of Cúchulainn's many adventures, including his single-handed defense of Ulster against the army of Queen Medb.
Cuidightheach m Medieval Irish
Irish byname meaning "helpful" (cuidigh means "help").
Cuimín m Old Irish
Probably from Old Irish camm meaning "bent, crooked". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
Culann m Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a smith in Irish legend. After Sétanta killed one of his dogs in self-defense, Sétanta took the place of the dog and was thereafter known as Cúchulainn.
Culhwch m Arthurian Romance, Welsh Mythology
Means "hiding place of the pig" in Welsh. In the Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen he was the lover of Olwen, the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden. Before the giant would allow Culhwch to marry his daughter, he insisted that Culhwch complete a series of extremely difficult tasks. Culhwch managed to complete the tasks with the help of his cousin King Arthur, and he returned to marry Olwen and kill the giant.
Cullen m English
From a surname, either Cullen 1 or Cullen 2. It jumped a little in popularity as a given name after Stephenie Meyer's novel Twilight (2005), featuring a vampire named Edward Cullen, was adapted into a movie in 2008.
Cumhur m Turkish
Means "public, people" in Turkish.
Cüneyt m Turkish
Turkish form of Junayd.
Cunmin m Medieval Breton
Old Breton form of Cuimín.
Cunobelinos m Brythonic (Hypothetical)
Possible Brythonic form of Cunobelinus.
Cunobelinus m Brythonic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Brythonic name, possibly from old Celtic * "dog, hound" (genitive *kunos) combined with either the name of the god Belenus or another Celtic root meaning "strong". This was the name of a 1st-century king of southeast Britain. He is known from Roman historians such as Suetonius and medieval Welsh histories, as well as from coins bearing his name.
Cupid m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Cupido meaning "desire". This was the name of the Roman god of love, the son of Venus and Mars. He was portrayed as a winged, blindfolded boy, armed with a bow and arrows, which caused the victim to fall in love. His Greek equivalent was Eros.
Cupido m Roman Mythology
Latin form of Cupid.
Curran m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Corraidhín, itself from the given name Corraidhín.
Curro m Spanish
Andalusian diminutive of Francisco.
Curt m English
Either a variant of Kurt or short form of Curtis.
Curtis m English
From an English surname that originally meant "courteous" in Old French.
Custódio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Custodio.
Custodio m Spanish
Means "guardian" in Spanish, from Latin custodia "protection, safekeeping".
Cuthberht m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Cuthbert.
Cuthbert m English (Rare)
Derived from the Old English elements cuþ "famous" and beorht "bright". Saint Cuthbert was a 6th-century hermit who became the bishop of Lindisfarne, an island off the coast of England. He was known as performer of healing miracles. Because of the saint, this name remained in use in England even after the Norman Conquest. It became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was (briefly) revived in the 19th century.
Cvetko m Slovene
Masculine form of Cvetka.
Cy m English
Short form of Cyrus or Cyril.
Cyan f & m English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "greenish blue", ultimately derived from Greek κύανος (kyanos).
Cymbeline m Literature
Form of Cunobelinus used by Shakespeare in his play Cymbeline (1609).
Cynbel m Medieval Welsh
Medieval Welsh name of uncertain meaning.
Cynebald m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and beald "bold".
Cynefrið m Anglo-Saxon
Means "royal peace" from Old English cyne "royal" and friþ "peace".
Cyneheard m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and heard "brave, hardy".
Cynemær m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and mær "famous".
Cyneric m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and ric "ruler".
Cynesige m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and sige "victory".
Cyneweard m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and weard "guard".
Cynwrig m Old Welsh
Derived from Old Welsh cynt meaning "first, chief" and gur meaning "man", plus the suffix ig indicating "has the quality of".
Cyprian m Polish, English (Rare)
From the Roman family name Cyprianus, which meant "from Cyprus". Saint Cyprian was a 3rd-century bishop of Carthage and a martyr under the emperor Valerian.
Cyprianus m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of Cyprian.
Cyprien m French
French form of Cyprianus (see Cyprian).
Cyrano m Literature
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient Greek city of Cyrene, which was located in North Africa. Edmond Rostand used this name in his play Cyrano de Bergerac (1897). He based his character upon a real person, Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac, a French satirist of the 17th century.
Cyriacus m Late Roman
Latinized form of the Greek name Κυριακός (Kyriakos), which meant "of the lord" (derived from Greek κύριος (kyrios) meaning "lord"). This was the name of a few early saints.
Cyriaque m French
French form of Cyriacus. This name is currently most common in parts of French-influenced Africa.
Cyril m English, French, Czech, Slovak
From the Greek name Κύριλλος (Kyrillos), which was derived from Greek κύριος (kyrios) meaning "lord", a word used frequently in the Greek Bible to refer to God or Jesus.... [more]
Cyrille m & f French
French form of Cyril, sometimes used as a feminine form.
Cyrus m English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Κῦρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κύριος (kyrios) meaning "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.
Cyryl m Polish
Polish form of Cyril.
Cystennin m Welsh
Welsh form of Constantine.
Czcibor m Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and borti "battle".
Czesław m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and slava "glory".
Da m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent" (which is usually only masculine), () meaning "big, great, vast, high", or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Daan m Dutch
Short form of Daniël.
Dabid m Biblical Greek
Form of David used in the Textus Receptus version of Greek New Testament.
Dacian m Romanian
Derived from Dacia, the old Roman name for the region that is now Romania and Moldova.
Dacre m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name in Cumbria, of Brythonic origin meaning "trickling stream".
Dada m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "curly hair" in Yoruba.
Dado 1 m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of Eduardo.
Dado 2 m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of Damir and other names containing the sound da.
Daedalus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Δαίδαλος (Daidalos), which was derived from δαιδάλλω (daidallo) meaning "to work cunningly". In Greek myth Daedalus was an Athenian inventor who was banished to Crete. There he designed the Labyrinth for King Minos, but he and his son Icarus were eventually imprisoned inside it because he had aided Theseus in his quest against the Minotaur. Daelalus and Icarus escaped using wings fashioned from wax, but Icarus fell from the sky to his death.
Dae-Jung m Korean
From Sino-Korean (dae) meaning "big, great, vast, large, high" combined with (jung) meaning "middle". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well. A notable bearer was South Korean president Kim Dae-jung (1924-2009).
Dae-Seong m Korean
From Sino-Korean (dae) meaning "big, great, vast, large, high" combined with (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other combinations of hanja characters can also form this name.
Dafydd m Welsh
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.
Dag m Norwegian, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
Dagda m Irish Mythology
Means "the good god" from the Old Irish prefix dag "good" and día "god". In Irish myth Dagda (called also The Dagda) was the powerful god of the earth, knowledge, magic, abundance and treaties, a leader of the Tuatha Dé Danann. He was skilled in combat and healing and possessed a huge club, the handle of which could revive the dead.
Dagfinn m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
Dagfinnr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dagfinn.
Dagon m Semitic Mythology
Perhaps related to Ugaritic dgn meaning "grain". This was the name of a Semitic god of agriculture, usually depicted with the body of a fish.
Dagr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dag.
Dagur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Dag.
Dai m Welsh
Welsh diminutive of Dafydd.
Dáibhí m Irish
Irish form of David.
Dàibhidh m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of David.
Daichi m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (chi) meaning "earth, land" or (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Daigo m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with combined with (go) meaning "enlightenment" or (go) meaning "I, me". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Daiki m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "tree" or (ki) meaning "valuable". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
Dáire m Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "fruitful, fertile" in Irish. This name is borne by many figures in Irish legend, including the Ulster chief Dáire mac Fiachna who reneged on his promise to loan the Brown Bull of Cooley to Medb, starting the war between Connacht and Ulster as told in the Irish epic The Cattle Raid of Cooley.
Daisuke m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" and (suke) meaning "help". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Dáithí m Irish
Means "swiftness, nimbleness" in Irish. This was the name of a semi-legendary high king of Ireland, also called Nathí. It is sometimes Anglicized as David.
Daithí m Irish
Variant of Dáithí.
Daividh m Scottish (Rare)
Partially Anglicized variant of Dàibhidh.
Dakarai m Southern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
Dakila m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "great" in Tagalog.
Dakota m & f English (Modern)
From the name of the Native American people of the northern Mississippi Valley, or from the two American states that were named for them: North and South Dakota (until 1889 unified as the Dakota Territory). The tribal name means "allies, friends" in the Dakota language.... [more]
Dálach m Old Irish
Derived from Old Irish dál meaning "assembly, meeting".
Dale m & f English
From an English surname that originally belonged to a person who lived near a dale or valley.
Daler m Tajik
From Tajik далерӣ (daleri) meaning "courage", ultimately from Persian دلاور (delaver) meaning "brave, valiant".
Daley f & m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Dálaigh, itself derived from the given name Dálach.
Dalibor m Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
Dalimil m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
Dalitso m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "blessing" in Chewa.
Dallas m & f English
From a surname that could either be of Old English origin meaning "valley house" or of Scottish Gaelic origin meaning "meadow dwelling". A city in Texas bears this name, probably in honour of American Vice President George M. Dallas (1792-1864).
Dalton m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "valley town" in Old English. A notable bearer of the surname was John Dalton (1766-1844), the English chemist and physicist who theorized about the existence of atoms.
Daly f & m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Daley.
Damán m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Damhán.
Damarion m African American
Combination of the popular phonetic prefix da and Marion 2.
Damhán m Irish
From Old Irish Damán meaning "calf, fawn", derived from dam "ox, deer" and a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an early Irish saint, a brother of Saint Abbán.
Damiaan m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Damian.
Damián m Spanish, Czech
Spanish and Czech form of Damian.
Damian m English, Polish, Romanian, Dutch (Modern)
From the Greek name Δαμιανός (Damianos), which was derived from Greek δαμάζω (damazo) meaning "to tame". Saint Damian was martyred with his twin brother Cosmas in Syria early in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in Christian Europe. Another saint by this name was Peter Damian, an 11th-century cardinal and theologian from Italy.
Damiano m Italian
Italian form of Damian.
Damianos m Ancient Greek
Greek form of Damian.
Damião m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Damian.
Damien m French
French form of Damian.
Damijan m Slovene
Slovene form of Damian.
Damion m English
Variant of Damian.
Damir m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly derived from the Slavic elements dan "given" and miru "peace, world". Otherwise, it might be of Turkic origin.
Damjan m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of Damian.
Damocles m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Δαμοκλῆς (Damokles), which was derived from δᾶμος (damos) meaning "the people", a Doric Greek variant of δῆμος (demos), and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". In Greek legend Damocles was a member of the court of Dionysius the Elder, the king of Syracuse. Damocles expressed envy of the king's station so Dionysius offered to switch roles with him for a day. To illustrate to Damocles the peril of a man in his position he suspended a sword over the throne.
Damodar m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of Damodara.
Damodara m Hinduism
Means "rope around the belly", derived from Sanskrit दाम (dama) meaning "rope" and उदर (udara) meaning "belly". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because his foster-mother tied him to a large urn.
Damon m Greek Mythology, English
Derived from Greek δαμάζω (damazo) meaning "to tame". According to Greek legend, Damon and Pythias were friends who lived on Syracuse in the 4th century BC. When Pythias was sentenced to death, he was allowed to temporarily go free on the condition that Damon take his place in prison. Pythias returned just before Damon was to be executed in his place, and the king was so impressed with their loyalty to one another that he pardoned Pythias. As an English given name, it has only been regularly used since the 20th century.
Damyan m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Damian.
Dan 1 m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Dan is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His name is explained in Genesis 30:6.
Dan 3 m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Danr meaning "a Dane". This was the name of several semi-legendary Danish kings.