Masculine Names

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CALBHACH m Irish
Means "bald" in Irish Gaelic.
CALE m English
Short form of CALEB.
CALEB m English, Biblical
Most likely related to Hebrew כֶּלֶב (kelev) meaning "dog". An alternate theory connects it to Hebrew כָּל (kal) meaning "whole, all of" and לֵב (lev) meaning "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]
CALIGULA m History
Means "little boot" in Latin. This was a nickname for the Roman emperor Gaius Caesar Germanicus given to him in his youth by his father's soldiers.
CALISTO m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of CALLISTUS.
CALIXTE m French
French form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTUS m Late Roman
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).
CALLAHAN m English
From a surname, the Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Ceallacháin, which means "descendant of CEALLACHÁN".
CALLAN m English
From a surname, the Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Cathaláin, which means "descendant of CATHALÁN".
CALLISTO (1) m Italian
Italian form of CALLISTUS.
CALLISTUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name that was derived from the Greek name Καλλιστος (Kallistos) meaning "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.
CALLIXTUS m Late Roman
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).
CALLUM m Scottish
Variant of CALUM.
CALOGERO m Italian
From the Late Latin name Calogerus meaning "beautiful elder", from Greek καλος (kalos) meaning "beautiful" and γερων (geron) meaning "old man, elder". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a hermit of Sicily.
CALOGERUS m Late Roman
Latin form of CALOGERO.
CALPURNIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name, which was possibly derived from Latin calpar meaning "chalice, cup".
CALUM m Scottish
Scottish form of COLUMBA.
CALVAGH m Irish
Anglicized form of CALBHACH.
CALVIN m English
Derived from the French surname Cauvin, which was derived from chauve meaning "bald". The surname was borne by Jean Cauvin (1509-1564), a theologian from France who was one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. His surname was Latinized as Calvinus (based on Latin calvus "bald") and he is known as John Calvin in English. It has been used as a given name in his honour since the 19th century.
CALVUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "bald" in Latin.
CAM (2) m & f English
Short form of CAMERON.
CAMBYSES m History
From Καμβυσης (Kambyses), the Greek form of the Old Persian name Kambujiya, which is of unknown meaning. Two Persian kings bore this name, including Cambyses II who conquered Egypt.
CAMDEN m English (Modern)
From a surname that was derived from a place name, perhaps meaning "enclosed valley" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the English historian William Camden (1551-1623).
CAMERON m & f English
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
CAMILLE f & m French, English
French feminine and masculine form of CAMILLA. It is also used in the English-speaking world, where it is generally only feminine.
CAMILLO m Italian
Italian form of CAMILLUS.
CAMILLUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, which is probably of Etruscan origin and unknown meaning. It is probably not related to Latin camillus "a youth employed in religious services". This name was borne by the 16th-century Italian monk Saint Camillus de Lellis.
CAMILO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLUS.
CAMPBELL m English
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked mouth" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and béul "mouth".
CAN m Turkish
Means "soul, life" in Turkish, from Persian جان (jan).
CANAAN m Biblical
Meaning unknown. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Ham. He is said to be the ancestor of the Canaanite people.
CANDE f & m Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA or CANDELARIO.
CANDELARIO m Spanish
Masculine form of CANDELARIA.
CANDIDE m & f French
French form of CANDIDUS or CANDIDA.
CÁNDIDO m Spanish
Spanish form of CANDIDUS.
CÂNDIDO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDUS.
CANDIDUS m Late Roman
Masculine form of CANDIDA. This name was borne by a few early saints and martyrs.
CANER m Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life"and er meaning "brave man".
CANUTE m History
Anglicized form of KNUT.
CAOIMHÍN m Irish
Irish form of KEVIN.
CAOLÁN m Irish
From Irish caol meaning "slender" combined with the diminutive suffix án.
CAOMH m Ancient Irish
Masculine form of CAOIMHE.
CAOMHÁN m Ancient Irish
Diminutive of CAOMH. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CARADOC m Welsh
Variant of CARADOG.
CARADOG m Welsh
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.
CARATACOS m Ancient Celtic
Derived from the Celtic element car meaning "love". This was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule.
CARBREY m Irish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CARBRY m Irish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CAREL m Dutch
Dutch form of CHARLES.
CAREY m & f English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of CIARDHA".
CARL m German, 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.
CARLES m Catalan
Catalan form of CHARLES.
CARLINHOS m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLISLE m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the name of a city in northern England. The city was originally called by the Romans Luguvalium meaning "stronghold of LUGUS". Later the Brythonic element ker "fort" was appended to the name of the city.
CARLITO m Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLMAN m Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of CARLOMAN.
CARLO m Italian
Italian form of CHARLES.
CARLOMAN m History, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name derived from karl (see CHARLES) and man "man". This was the name of several Frankish rulers, including the 8th-century Carloman I who ruled jointly with his brother Charlemagne for a time.
CARLOS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLES.
CARLTON m English
Variant of CHARLTON.
CARLU m Corsican
Corsican form of CHARLES.
CARLYLE m English
Variant of CARLISLE.
CARMELO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of CARMEL.
CARMI m Biblical
Means "vine" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.
CARMINE m Italian
Italian masculine form of CARMEN.
CARMO m & f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CARMEL.
CAROL (1) f & m English
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) m Romanian
Romanian form of CAROLUS. This was the name of two Romanian kings.
CARON f & m Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CARPUS m Biblical, 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.
CARRAN m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Corraidhín meaning "descendant of CORRAIDHÍN".
CARROL m Irish
Variant of CARROLL.
CARROLL m Irish
Anglicized form of CEARBHALL. A famous bearer of the surname was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
CARSON m & f English
From a Scottish surname of uncertain meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was the American scout Kit Carson (1809-1868).
CARTER m English
From an English surname that meant "one who uses a cart". A famous bearer of the surname is former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).
CÁRTHACH m Irish
Means "loving" in Irish. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CARVER m English (Rare)
From an English surname that meant "wood carver".
CARWYN m Welsh
Means "blessed love" from Welsh caru "to love" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
CARY m & f English
Variant of CAREY. A famous bearer was the British-American actor Cary Grant (1904-1986).
CAS m Dutch
Short form of CASPER.
CASE m English (Modern)
Short form of CASEY.
CASEY m & f English, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cathasaigh meaning "descendant of CATHASACH". This name can be given in honour of Casey Jones (1863-1900), a train engineer who sacrificed his life to save his passengers. In his case, Casey was a nickname acquired because he was raised in the town of Cayce, Kentucky.
CASH m English
From an English occupational surname for a box maker, derived from Norman French casse meaning "case". A famous bearer of the surname was American musician Johnny Cash (1932-2003).
CASIMIR m English, 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.
CASIMIRO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of CASIMIR.
CASON m English (Modern)
From a surname derived from the English place name Cawston, itself derived from the Old Norse given name KÁLFR combined with Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
CASPER m Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Dutch and Scandinavian form of JASPER. This is the name of a friendly ghost in an American series of cartoons and comic books (beginning 1945).
CASPIAN m Literature
Used by author C. S. Lewis for a character in his Chronicles of Narnia series, first appearing in 1950. Prince Caspian first appears in the fourth book, where he is the rightful king of Narnia driven into exile by his evil uncle Miraz. Lewis probably based the name on the Caspian Sea, which was named for the city of Qazvin, which was itself named for the ancient Cas tribe.
CASS f & m English
Short form of CASSANDRA, CASSIDY, and other names beginning with Cass.
CASSANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κασσανδρος (Kassandros), the masculine form of CASSANDRA. This was the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Macedon.
CASSIAN m Ancient Roman (Anglicized)
From the Roman family name Cassianus, which was derived from CASSIUS. This was the name of several saints, including a 3rd-century martyr from Tangier who is the patron saint of stenographers and a 5th-century mystic who founded a monastery in Marseille.
CASSIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was a derivative of CASSIUS.
CASSIDY f & m English (Modern)
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Caiside meaning "descendant of CAISIDE".
CASSIEL m Judeo-Christian Legend
From Hebrew קַפצִיאֵל (Qaftzi'el), of uncertain meaning. Suggested meanings include "speed of God" or "cover of God". This is the name of an angel in medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic mysticism.
CASSIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin cassus meaning "empty, vain". This name was borne by several early saints. In modern times, it was the original first name of boxer Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), who was named after his father Cassius Clay, who was himself named after the American abolitionist Cassius Clay (1810-1903).
CASTOR m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Καστωρ (Kastor), possibly related to κεκασμαι (kekasmai) meaning "to excel, to shine" (pluperfect κεκαστο). Alternatively it could be derived from the Greek word καστωρ (kastor) meaning "beaver", though the legends about Castor do not mention beavers, which were foreign animals to the Greeks. In Greek myth Castor was a son of Zeus and the twin brother of Pollux. The constellation Gemini, which represents the two brothers, contains a star by this name.
CAT f & m English
Diminutive of CATHERINE. It can also be a nickname from the English word for the animal.
CATAHECASSA m Native American, Shawnee
Means "black hoof" in Shawnee. This was the name of a Shawnee warrior and chief of the 18th century.
CĂTĂLIN m Romanian
Romanian masculine form of KATHERINE.
CATHAIR m Irish
Possibly means "battle man" from Irish cath "battle" and fer "man".
CATHAL m Irish
Derived from Irish cath "battle" and fál "ruler". This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Charles.
CATHALÁN m Irish
Diminutive of CATHAL.
CATHÁN m Irish
Derived from Irish cath "battle" combined with a diminutive suffix.
CATHAOIR m Irish
Variant of CATHAIR.
CATHASACH m Ancient Irish
Means "vigilant" in Irish.
CATO (1) m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "wise" in Latin. This name was bestowed upon Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato), a 2nd-century BC Roman statesman, author and censor, and was subsequently inherited by his descendants, including his great-grandson Cato the Younger (Marcus Porcius Cato Uticencis), a politician and philosopher who opposed Julius Caesar.
CAUÃ m Native American, Tupi
Means "hawk" in Tupi.
CAVAN m English
Either from the name of the Irish county, which is derived from Irish cabhán "hollow", or else from the Irish surname CAVAN.
CAYETANO m Spanish
Spanish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CEADDA m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of CHAD.
CEALLACH m Irish
Irish name of uncertain origin, traditionally said to mean "bright-headed". Alternatively it could be derived from Old Irish ceallach "war, strife" or ceall "church".
CEALLACHÁN m Irish
Diminutive of CEALLACH.
CEALLAGH m Irish
Variant of CEALLACH.
CEARBHALL m Irish
Probably from Gaelic cearbh "hacking with a weapon".
CEBRAİL m Turkish
Turkish form of GABRIEL.
CEBRIÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CECIL m English
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.
CECÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
CECILIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
CEDAR f & m English (Rare)
From the English word for the coniferous tree, derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κεδρος (kedros).
ČEDOMIR m Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic elements chedo meaning "child" and miru meaning "peace, world".
CÉDRIC m French
French form of CEDRIC.
CEDRIC m English
Invented by Sir Walter Scott for a character in his novel Ivanhoe (1819). Apparently he based it on the actual name Cerdic, the name of the semi-legendary founder of the kingdom of Wessex in the 6th century. The meaning of Cerdic is uncertain, but it does not appear to be Old English in origin. It could be connected to the Brythonic name CARATACOS. The name was also used by Frances Hodgson Burnett for the main character in her novel Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886).
CEEL m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARCELLUS.
CEES m Dutch
Variant of KEES.
CEFERINO m Spanish
Spanish form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
CEFIN m Welsh
Welsh form of KEVIN.
CELAL m Kurdish
Kurdish form of JALAL.
CÉLESTE f & m French
French feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS.
CELESTE f & m Italian, English
Italian feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS. It is also the English feminine form.
CÉLESTIN m French
French form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTINE f & m English
English form of CAELESTINUS. It is more commonly used as a feminine name, from the French feminine form Célestine.
CELESTINO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTYN m Polish
Polish form of CAELESTINUS.
ÇELİK m Turkish
Means "steel" in Turkish.
CELINO m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELINUS or a short form of MARCELINO.
CÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CAELIUS.
CELIO m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELIUS.
CELSO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CELSUS.
CELSUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name meaning "tall" in Latin. This was the name of a 2nd-century philosopher who wrote against Christianity. It was also borne by an early saint martyred with Nazarius in Milan.
CELYN m Welsh
Means "holly" in Welsh.
CEM m Turkish
Turkish form of JAM.
CEMAL m Turkish
Turkish form of JAMAL.
CEMİL m Turkish
Turkish form of JAMIL.
ČENĚK m Czech
Diminutive of VINCENC.
CENGİZ m Turkish
Turkish form of GENGHIS.
CENHELM m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of KENELM.
CENK m Turkish
Means "battle, war" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
CENNÉTIG m Irish
Old Irish byname meaning "armoured head" or "misshapen head". This was the name of an Irish king, the father of Brian Boru.
CENRIC m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cene "bold" and ric "ruler".
ĊENSU m Maltese
Maltese form of VINCENT.
CEOLMUND m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ceol "keel" and mund "protection".
CEPHALUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κεφαλος (Kephalos), which was derived from κεφαλη (kephale) meaning "head". In Greek legend he remained faithful to his wife Procris even though he was pursued by the goddess Eos.
CEPHAS m Biblical, 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).
CEPHEUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κηφευς (Kepheus), which is of unknown meaning. In Greek legend he was a king of Ethiopia, the husband of Cassiopeia. After he died he was made into a constellation and placed in the sky.
CERBERUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κερβερος (Kerberos), which possibly meant "spotted". In Greek myth this was the name of the three-headed dog that guarded the entrance to Hades.
CERDIC m Anglo-Saxon
Earlier form of CEDRIC, possibly of Brythonic origin.
CERI m & f Welsh
Meaning uncertain. It could come from the name of the Ceri River in Ceredigion, Wales; it could be a short form of CERIDWEN; it could be derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CERNUNNOS m Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
Means "horned" in Celtic. This was the name of the Celtic god of fertility, animals, wealth, and the underworld. He was usually depicted having antlers, and was identified with the Roman god Mercury.
CÉSAIRE m French
French form of CAESARIUS.
CÉSAR m French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAESAR. A famous bearer was the American labour organizer César Chávez (1927-1993).
CESARE m Italian
Italian form of CAESAR.
CESARINO m Italian
Diminutive of CESARE.
CESÁRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CAESARIUS.
CESC m Catalan
Short form of FRANCESC.
ČESTMÍR m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
ÇETİN m Turkish
Means "harsh, hard" in Turkish.
CEVAHİR f & m Turkish
Turkish form of JAWAHIR.
CEVDET m Turkish
Turkish form of JAWDAT.
CÉZAR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
CEZAR m Romanian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Romanian form of CAESAR, as well as a Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
CEZÁRIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CESÁRIO.
CEZARY m Polish
Polish form of CAESAR.
CHAD m English
From the Old English name Ceadda, which is of unknown meaning, possibly based on Welsh cad "battle". This was the name of a 7th-century English saint. Borne primarily by Catholics, it was a rare name until the 1960s when it started to become more common amongst the general population. This is also the name of a country in Africa, though it originates from a different source.
CHADWICK m English
From a surname that was derived from the name of towns in England, meaning "settlement belonging to CHAD" in Old English.
CHAGATAI m History
Usual English spelling of ÇAĞATAY.
CHAGGAI m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HAGGAI.
CHAIM m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).
CHALEB m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of CALEB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
CHAN m & f Khmer
Means "moon" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
CHANCE m English
Originally a diminutive of CHAUNCEY. It is now usually given in reference to the English word chance meaning "luck, fortune" (ultimately derived from Latin cadens "falling").
CHAND m Indian, Hindi
Modern masculine form of CHANDA.
CHANDA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "fierce, hot, passionate" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form चण्ड and the feminine form चण्डा (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga).
CHANDAN m Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्दन (chandana) meaning "sandalwood".
CHANDER m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi चन्द्र or चन्द्रा (see CHANDRA).
CHANDLER m & f English
From an occupational surname that meant "candle seller" in Middle English, ultimately from Old French.
CHANDRA m & f Hinduism, 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.
CHANDRAKANT m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "beloved by the moon", derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and कान्त (kanta) meaning "desired, beloved". This is another name for the moonstone.
CHANG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (chāng) meaning "flourish, prosper, good, sunlight" (which is usually only masculine), (chàng) meaning "smooth, free, unrestrained" or (cháng) meaning "long". Other Chinese characters are also possible.
CHANNING m & f English (Modern)
From an English surname of uncertain origin.
CHANOKH m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ENOCH.
CHAO m & f Chinese
From Chinese (chāo) meaning "surpass, leap over" (which is usually only masculine), (cháo) meaning "tide, flow, damp", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
CHARALAMBOS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Χαραλαμπος (see CHARALAMPOS).
CHARALAMPOS m Greek
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρα (chara) meaning "happiness" combined with λαμπω (lampo) meaning "to shine".
CHARES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian general. It was also borne by the sculptor who crafted the Colossus of Rhodes.
CHARIOVALDA m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic cognate of HAROLD.
CHARITON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek novelist.
CHARLEMAGNE m History
From Old French Charles le Magne meaning "CHARLES the Great". This is the name by which the Frankish king Charles the Great (742-814) is commonly known.
CHARLES m English, 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]
CHARLEY m & f English
Diminutive or feminine form of CHARLES.
CHARLIE m & f English
Diminutive or feminine form of CHARLES. A famous bearer is Charlie Brown, the main character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz.
CHARLOT m French
French diminutive of CHARLES.
CHARLTON m English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "settlement of free men" in Old English.
CHARLY m French
Diminutive of CHARLES.
CHARON m Greek Mythology
Possibly means "fierce brightness" in Greek. In Greek mythology Charon was the operator of the ferry that brought the newly dead over the River Acheron into Hades.
CHAS m English
Diminutive of CHARLES.
CHASE m English
From a surname meaning "chase, hunt" in Middle English, originally a nickname for a huntsman.
CHATZKEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish variant of EZEKIEL.
CHÂU f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".
CHAUNCEY m English
From a Norman surname of unknown meaning. It was used as a given name in American in honour of Harvard president Charles Chauncey (1592-1672).
CHAVAQQUQ m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HABAKKUK.
CHAVDAR m Bulgarian
Derived from a Persian word meaning "leader, dignitary".
CHAYIM m Hebrew
Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.
CHAYYIM m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).
CHAZ m English
Diminutive of CHARLES.
CHE m Spanish
From an Argentine expression meaning "hey!". This nickname was acquired by the Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Guevara while he was in Cuba.
CHEA m & f Khmer
Means "healthy" in Khmer.
CHEDOMIR m Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Чедомир (see ČEDOMIR).
CHEN (1) m & f Chinese
From Chinese (chén) or (chén), both meaning "morning". The character also refers to the fifth Earthly Branch (7 AM to 9 AM), which is itself associated with the dragon of the Chinese zodiac. This name can be formed from other characters as well.
CHEN (2) m & f Hebrew
Means "grace, charm" in Hebrew.
CHENANIAH m Biblical
Variant of KENANIAH used in several translations of the Old Testament.
CHENG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (chéng) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (chéng) meaning "sincere, honest, true", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.
CHERNOBOG m Slavic Mythology
Means "the black god" from Slavic cherno "black" and bogu "god". Chernobog was the Slavic god of darkness, evil and grief.
CHEROKEE f & m English (Rare)
Probably derived from the Creek word tciloki meaning "people of a different speech". This is the name of a Native American people who live in the east of North America.
CHESED f & m Hebrew
Means "kindness, goodness" in Hebrew.
CHESLEY m English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "camp meadow" in Old English.
CHESTER m English
From a surname that originally belonged to a person who came from Chester, an old Roman settlement in Britain. The name of the settlement came from Latin castrum "camp, fortress".
CHESTIBOR m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZCIBOR.
CHESTIMIR m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of ČESTMÍR.
CHESTIRAD m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of CTIRAD.
CHESTISLAV m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZESŁAW.
CHET m English
Short form of CHESTER.
CHETAN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "visible, conscious, soul" in Sanskrit.
CHEYENNE f & m English
Derived from the Dakota word shahiyena meaning "red speakers". This is the name of a Native American people of the Great Plains. The name was supposedly given to the Cheyenne by the Dakota because their language was unrelated to their own. As a given name, it has been in use since the 1950s.
CHI (2) m & f Mythology, Western African, Igbo
Means "god, spiritual being" in Igbo, referring to the personal spiritual guardian that each person is believed to have. Christian Igbo people use it as a name for the personal Christian god. This can also be a short form of the many Igbo names that begin with this element.
CHÍ m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (chí) meaning "will, spirit".
CHIBUEZE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God is the king" in Igbo.
CHIBUIKE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God is strength" in Igbo.
CHIBUZO m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God leads the way" in Igbo.
CHICO m Portuguese
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
CHIDI m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chidi.
CHIDIEBERE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God is merciful" in Igbo.
CHIDIEBUBE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God is glorious" in Igbo.
CHIDIEGWU m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God is wonderful" in Igbo.
CHIDIKE m Western African, Igbo
Means "God is strong" in Igbo.
CHIDUBEM m Western African, Igbo
Means "guided by God" in Igbo.
CHIEMEKA m Western African, Igbo
Means "God has performed great deeds" in Igbo.
CHIFUNDO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "mercy" in Chewa.
CHIFUNIRO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "will, wish" in Chewa.
CHIHIRO f & m Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" and (hiro) meaning "search, seek", as well as other kanji combinations.
CHIJINDUM m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God holds my life" in Igbo.
CHIKE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God's power" in Igbo.
CHIKERE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God created" in Igbo.
CHIKONDI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "love" in Chewa.
CHIKUMBUTSO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "memory" in Chewa.
CHIMA m Western African, Igbo
Means "God knows" in Igbo.
CHIMO m Catalan (Rare)
Valencian diminutive of JOAQUIM.
CHIMWALA m & f Eastern African, Yao
Means "stone" in Yao.
CHIMWEMWE m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "joy, pleasure" in Chewa.
CHIN m & f Chinese
Variant of JIN (using Wade-Giles transcription).
CHINASA f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "God answers" in Igbo.
CHINEDU m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God leads" in Igbo.
CHINGIS m Mongolian
Mongolian form of GENGHIS.
CHINONSO m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God is nearby" in Igbo.
CHINWE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chinwe.
CHINWEIKE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns power" in Igbo.
CHINWENDU m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns life" in Igbo.
CHINWEUBA m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns wealth" in Igbo.
CHIOMA f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "good God" in Igbo.
CHIP m English
Diminutive of CHARLES or CHRISTOPHER. It can also be from a nickname given in reference to the phrase a chip off the old block, used of a son who is similar to his father.
CHIRANJEEVI m Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi चिरंजीवी or Telugu చిరంజీవి (see CHIRANJIVI).
CHIRANJIVI m Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
CHISOMO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "grace" in Chewa.
CHIUMBO m Eastern African, Mwera
Means "small" in Mwera.
CHIYEMBEKEZO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "hope" in Chewa.
CHIZOBA m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God protect us" in Igbo.
CHLODOCHAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LOTHAR.
CHLODOVECH m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUDWIG.
CHLODULF m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUDOLF.
CHLOTHAR m Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of LOTHAR.
CHOBIN m History
From Persian چوبین (Chubin) meaning "spear-like". Bahram Chobin was a 6th-century Sasanian general and, for a short period, the king. He received this nickname because he was tall and thin. He appears in the 11th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
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