Masculine Names

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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 "love" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
CARY m & f English
Variant of CAREY.
CAS m Dutch
Short form of CASPER.
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".
CASSIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin cassus "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
Means "battle man" from Gaelic cath "battle" and vir "man".
CATHAL m Irish
Derived from the Gaelic elements cath "battle" and val "rule". This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Charles.
CATHÁN m Irish
Derived from Gaelic 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.
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 "power".
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 (1) m Welsh
Possibly derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CERNUNNOS m Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
Means "horned" in Celtic. This was the name of the Celtic god 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" 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) "happiness" combined with λαμπω (lampo) "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 form 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.
CHRIS m & f English, Dutch
Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.
CHRIST m Theology
Modern English form of CHRISTOS.
CHRISTER m Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish diminutive of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIAAN m Dutch
Dutch form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIAN m English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the medieval Latin name Christianus meaning "a Christian" (see CHRISTOS). In England it has been in use since the Middle Ages, during which time it was used by both males and females, but it did not become common until the 17th century. In Denmark the name has been borne by ten kings since the 15th century. A famous bearer was Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), the Danish author of such fairy tales as 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.
CHRISTIE (2) m Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish diminutive of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTMAS m & f English (Rare)
From the name of the holiday, which means "Christ festival".
CHRISTOFFER m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian variant of KRISTOFFER.
CHRISTOFOROS m Greek
Modern Greek form of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOPH m German
German form of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOPHE m French
French form of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOPHER m English
From the Late Greek name Χριστοφορος (Christophoros) meaning "bearing CHRIST", derived from Χριστος (Christos) combined with φερω (phero) "to bear, to carry". Early Christians used it as a metaphorical name, expressing that they carried Christ in their hearts. In the Middle Ages, literal interpretations of the name's etymology led to legends about a Saint Christopher who carried the young Jesus across a river. He has come to be regarded as the patron saint of travellers.... [more]
CHRISTOS m Theology, Greek
From Greek Χριστος (Christos) meaning "anointed", derived from χριω (chrio) meaning "to anoint". This was a name applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians. It is a translation of the Hebrew word מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach), commonly spelled in English messiah, which also means "anointed".... [more]
CHRISTY (2) m Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish diminutive of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRYSANTHOS m Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "golden flower" from Greek χρυσεος (chryseos) "golden" combined with ανθος (anthos) "flower". This name was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century Egyptian saint.
CHRYSES m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek χρυσεος (chryseos) meaning "golden". In Greek mythology Chryses was the father of Chryseis, a woman captured by Agamemnon during the Trojan War.
CHUCHO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of JESÚS.
CHUCK m English
Diminutive of CHARLES. It originated in America in the early 20th century. Two famous bearers of this name were pilot Chuck Yeager (1923-), the first man to travel faster than the speed of sound, and the musician Chuck Berry (1926-2017), one of the pioneers of rock music.
CHUKS m Western African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chukwu meaning "God".
CHUKWU m Mythology
Derived from Igbo chi "god, spiritual being" and ukwu "great". In Igbo mythology Chukwu is the supreme god who created the universe. Christian Igbo people use this name for the Christian god.
CHUKWUDI m Western African, Igbo
Variant of CHIDI, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
CHUKWUEMEKA m Western African, Igbo
Means "God has done something great" in Igbo.
CHUKWUMA m Western African, Igbo
Variant of CHIMA, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
CHUN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (chūn) meaning "spring (the season)" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
CHUS m & f Spanish
Diminutive of JESÚS or JESUSA.
CHUY m Spanish
Diminutive of JESÚS.
CIAN m Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "ancient" in Gaelic. This was the name of the mythical ancestor of the Cianachta in Irish legend. Cian was also the name of a son-in-law of Brian Boru.
CIANÁN m Irish
Diminutive of CIAN. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint.
CIAR m Irish
Derived from Irish ciar meaning "black".
CIARÁN m Irish
Diminutive of CIAR. This was the name of two Irish saints: Saint Ciarán the Elder, the patron of the Kingdom of Munster, and Saint Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, the founder of a monastery in the 6th century.
CIARDHA m Irish
Derived from Irish ciar "black".
CIBRÁN m Galician
Galician form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CICERO m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin cicer meaning "chickpea". Marcus Tullius Cicero (known simply as Cicero) was a statesman, orator and author of the 1st century BC.
CIEL f & m Various
Means "sky" in French. It is not used as a given name in France itself.
CİHAN m Turkish
Turkish form of JAHAN.
CİHANGİR m Turkish
Turkish form of JAHANGIR.
CILLIAN m Irish
Probably from Gaelic ceall "church" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint who evangelized in Franconia. He was martyred in Würzburg.
CILLÍN m Irish
Variant of CILLIAN.
CINÁED m Scottish, Irish
Means "born of fire" in Gaelic. This was the name of the first king of the Scots and Picts (9th century). It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.
ÇINAR m Turkish (Modern)
Means "plane tree" in Turkish (genus Platanus), derived from Persian چنار (chenar).
CIONAODH m Irish
Modern Irish form of CINÁED.
CIPRIAN m Romanian
Romanian form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CIPRIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CIRÍACO m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese form and Spanish variant of CYRIACUS.
CIRIACO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CYRIACUS.
CIRIL m Slovene
Slovene form of CYRIL.
CIRILLO m Italian
Italian form of CYRIL.
CIRINO m Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of CIRO.
CIRO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CYRUS.
CITLALI f & m Native American, Nahuatl
Means "star" in Nahuatl.
CLAES m Swedish
Swedish short form of NICHOLAS.
CLAIR m French, English
French form of Clarus (see CLARA).
CLANCY m Irish, English (Rare)
From the Irish surname Mac Fhlannchaidh, which means "son of Flannchadh". The Irish name Flannchadh means "red warrior".
CLARENCE m English
From the Latin title Clarensis, which belonged to members of the British royal family. The title ultimately derives from the name of the town of Clare in Suffolk. As a given name it has been in use since the 19th century.
CLARK m English
From an English surname meaning "cleric" or "scribe", from Old English clerec originally meaning "priest". A famous bearer of the surname was William Clark (1770-1838), an explorer of the west of North America. It was also borne by the American actor Clark Gable (1901-1960).
CLARUS m Late Roman
Masculine Latin form of CLARA. This was the name of several early saints.
CLAUD m English
Variant of CLAUDE.
CLAUDE m & f French, English
French masculine and feminine form of CLAUDIUS. In France the masculine name has been common since the Middle Ages due to the 7th-century Saint Claude of Besançon. It was imported to Britain in the 16th century by the aristocratic Hamilton family, who had French connections. A famous bearer of this name was the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
CLÁUDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIU m Romanian
Romanian form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIUS m Ancient Roman
From a Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin claudus meaning "lame, crippled". This was the name of a patrician family prominent in Roman politics. The ancestor of the family was said to have been a 6th-century BC Sabine leader named Attius Clausus, who adopted the name Appius Claudius upon becoming a Roman citizen. The family produced several Roman emperors of the 1st century, including the emperor known simply as Claudius. He was poisoned by his wife Agrippina in order to bring her son Nero (Claudius's stepson) to power. The name was later borne by several early saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Besançon.
CLAUS m German, Danish
German short form of NICHOLAS.
CLAY m English
From an English surname that originally referred to a person who lived near or worked with clay. This name can also be a short form of CLAYTON.
CLAYTON m English
From a surname that was originally derived from various English place names, all meaning "clay settlement" in Old English.
CLEDWYN m Welsh
Derived from the Welsh element caled "rough" combined with gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
CLEISTHENES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κλεισθενης (Kleisthenes), derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" and σθενος (sthenos) "strength". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and reformer. He helped establish democracy in Athens.
CLEM m English
Short form of CLEMENT.
CLEMENS m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Original Latin form of CLEMENT, as well as the German, Dutch and Scandinavian form.
CLÉMENT m French
French form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLEMENT m English
English form of the Late Latin name Clemens (or sometimes of its derivative Clementius), which meant "merciful, gentle". This was the name of 14 popes, including Saint Clement I, the third pope, one of the Apostolic Fathers. Another saint by this name was Clement of Alexandria, a 3rd-century theologian and church father who attempted to reconcile Christian and Platonic philosophies. It has been in general as a given name in Christian Europe (in various spellings) since early times. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, though it was revived in the 19th century.
CLEMENTE m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLEMENTIUS m Late Roman
Derivative of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLEO f & m English
Short form of CLEOPATRA, CLEON or CLEOPAS.
CLEON m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Κλεων (Kleon), a Greek name derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory".
CLEOPAS m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Shortened form of the Greek name Kleopatros (see CLEOPATRA). In the New Testament Cleopas is a disciple who sees Jesus after his resurrection.
CLEOPHAS m Biblical
Form of CLOPAS used in several versions of the New Testament.
CLETUS m English
Short form of ANACLETUS. This name is sometimes used to refer to the third pope, Saint Anacletus. It can also function as an Anglicized form of KLEITOS.
CLEVE m English
Short form of CLEVELAND.
CLEVELAND m English
From a surname that was derived from an Old English place name meaning "hilly land". This was the surname of American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908). It is also the name of an American city, which was founded by surveyor Moses Cleaveland (1754-1806).
CLIFF m English
Short form of CLIFFORD or CLIFTON.