Masculine Names

gender
usage
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 (Rare)
From Old Irish Cellach, of uncertain origin, traditionally said to mean "bright-headed". Alternatively it could be derived from Old Irish cellach "war, strife" or cell "church". This name was borne by several early Irish kings and by a 12th-century saint, an Archbishop of Armagh.
Cearbhall m Irish
From Old Irish Cerball, probably from cerb meaning "pointed, sharp, cutting". This was the name of a few medieval Irish kings.
Cebrail m Turkish
Turkish form of Gabriel.
Cebrián m Spanish (Rare)
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 (Rare)
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 κέδρος (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 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 Caratācos. 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, Portuguese, Spanish, English
Italian feminine and masculine form of Caelestis. It is also the Portuguese, Spanish and 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.
Çelik 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.
Cellach m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Ceallach.
Cellachán m Old Irish
Diminutive of Cellach. This name was borne by a 10th-century king of Munster.
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 & f Welsh
Means "holly" in Welsh. It appears briefly in the Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen, belonging to son of Caw, but was not typically used as a given name until the 20th century.
Cem m Turkish
Turkish form of Jam.
Cemal m Turkish
Turkish form of Jamal.
Cemil m Turkish
Turkish form of Jamil.
Čeněk m Czech
Diminutive of Vincenc.
Cengiz 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 Old Irish
Old Irish byname meaning either "armoured head" or "misshapen head" (Old Irish cenn "head" and étiud "armour, clothing" or étig "ugly, misshapen"). 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 Κέφαλος (Kephalos), which was derived from κεφαλή (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 Πέτρος (Petros) (in English Peter).
Cepheus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κηφεύς (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.
Cerball m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Cearbhall.
Cerberus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κέρβερος (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 f & m 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 Gaulish Mythology (Latinized)
Means "great horned one", from Celtic *karnos "horn" and the divine or augmentative suffix -on. 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.
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".
Çetin m Turkish
Means "harsh, hard" in Turkish.
Cevahir 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, Rare)
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 Old Welsh cat "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
Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.
Chaleb m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Caleb used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Chaminda m Sinhalese
Meaning unknown.
Chan m & f Khmer
Means "moon" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra).
Chanan m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Hanan 1.
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".
Chandana f & m Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Bengali, Sinhalese
Feminine form of Chandan, as well as the Sinhala masculine form.
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.
Chantrea f & m Khmer
Means "moonlight" in Khmer.
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 Χαράλαμπος (see Charalampos).
Charalampos m Greek
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρά (chara) meaning "happiness" combined with λάμπω (lampo) meaning "to shine".
Chares m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χάρις (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.
Charilaos m Ancient Greek, Greek
Means "grace of the people", derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness" and λαός (laos) meaning "people".
Chariovalda m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic cognate of Harold.
Charis f & m Ancient Greek, Greek
Ancient Greek feminine form of Chares. This was the word (in the singular) for one of the three Graces (plural Χάριτες).... [more]
Chariton m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χάρις (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 was the British comic actor Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977). It is also borne by 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 an English surname meaning "chase, hunt" in Middle English, originally a nickname for a huntsman.
Chaska m Indigenous American, Sioux
From Lakota or Dakota čhaské meaning "firstborn son".
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 America 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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see Chaim).
Chayyim m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see Chaim).
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 & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "camp meadow" in Old English.
Chester m English
From an English 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 Lakota word šahiyena 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 Lakota because their language was unrelated to their own. As a given name, it has been in use since the 1950s.
Chi 2 m & f African 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 (as opposed to the omnipresent Chukwu, though the names are used synonymously in some contexts). 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". This was a name adopted by the Vietnamese revolutionary Hồ Chí Minh (1890-1969) in the 1940s.
Chibueze m Western African, Igbo
Means "God is the king" in Igbo.
Chibuike m Western African, Igbo
Means "God is strength" in Igbo.
Chibuzo m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God is the way" in Igbo.
Chico m Portuguese
Diminutive of Francisco.
Chidi m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo, derived from Chi 2, referring to God, and dị meaning "is". 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 wonderful" in Igbo.
Chidiegwu m Western African (Rare), Igbo (Rare)
Means "God is awe-inspiring" in Igbo.
Chidike m Western African, Igbo
Means "God is strong" in Igbo.
Chidubem m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God is guiding me" in Igbo.
Chiemeka m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God did a greater deed" in Igbo.
Chifundo m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "mercy" in Chewa.
Chifuniro m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "will, wish" in Chewa.
Chigozie m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God bless" in Igbo.
Chihiro f & m Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" and (hiro) meaning "fathom, armspan", as well as other kanji combinations.
Chijindum m & f Western African (Rare), Igbo (Rare)
Means "God holds my life" in Igbo.
Chijioke m Western African, Igbo
Means "God holds a portion" in Igbo.
Chika 1 f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "God is greater" in Igbo.
Chike m Western African, Igbo
Means "God of strength" 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 & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God knows" in Igbo, derived from Chi 2, referring to God, and meaning "know".
Chimezie m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God rectify" 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).
Chinedu m Western African, Igbo
Means "God is leading" in Igbo.
Chingis m Mongolian
Mongolian form of Genghis.
Chinonso m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God is nearby" in Igbo.
Chinweike m Western African, Igbo
Means "God possesses power" in Igbo.
Chinwendu f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "God possesses life" in Igbo.
Chinweuba m Western African, Igbo
Means "God possesses plenty" 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.
Chipiliro m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "perseverance, endurance" in Chewa.
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.
Chisom f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "God goes with me" in Igbo.
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 f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "God continue to save" 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 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
Chrestos m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from Greek χρηστός (chrestos) meaning "useful, good".
Chris m & f English, Dutch, German, Danish
Short form of Christopher, Christian, Christine and other names that begin with Chris.
Christ m Theology
Modern English form of Christos 1.
Christakis m Greek
Greek diminutive of Christos 2.
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 1 for further etymology). 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.... [more]
Christie f & m English
Diminutive of Christine, Christina, Christopher and other names beginning with Christ.
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 Χριστόφορος (Christophoros) meaning "bearing Christ", derived from Χριστός (Christos) combined with φέρω (phero) meaning "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 1 m Theology, Greek
From Greek Χριστός (Christos) meaning "anointed", derived from χρίω (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]
Christos 2 m Greek
Modern Greek form of Chrestos. This spelling has been conflated with Χρίστος (see Christos 1), which is pronounced the same in Modern Greek.
Christy f & m English, Irish
Diminutive of Christine, Christina, Christopher and other names beginning with Christ. In Ireland this name is typically masculine, though elsewhere in the English-speaking world it is more often feminine (especially the United States and Canada).
Chrysanthos m Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "golden flower" from Greek χρύσεος (chryseos) meaning "golden" combined with ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower". This name was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century Egyptian saint.
Chryses m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek χρύσεος (chryseos) meaning "golden". In Greek mythology Chryses was the father of Chryseis, a woman captured by Agamemnon during the Trojan War.
Chrysostomos m Greek
Means "golden mouth", from Greek χρυσός (chrysos) meaning "gold" and στόμα (stoma) meaning "mouth". This was an epithet applied to eloquent orators, notably Saint John Chrysostom, a 4th-century archbishop of Constantinople.
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 (1923-2020), 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.
Chuckie m English
Diminutive of Chuck.
Chucky m English
Diminutive of Chuck.
Chuks m Western African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chukwu meaning "God".
Chukwu m African Mythology
Means "the great god", derived from Igbo chi "god, spiritual being" and úkwú "great". In traditional Igbo belief Chukwu is the supreme deity and the creator the universe. Christian Igbo people use this name to refer to the Christian god.
Chukwudi m Western African, Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo (a variant of Chidi using Chukwu as the first element).
Chukwuebuka m Western African, Igbo
Means "God is greater" in Igbo.
Chukwuemeka m Western African, Igbo
Means "God did a greater deed" in Igbo.
Chukwuma m Western African, Igbo
Means "God knows" in Igbo (a variant of Chima using Chukwu as the first element).
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, Old Irish
Means "ancient, enduring" in Irish. In Irish mythology this was the name of the father of Lugh Lámfada. It was also borne by the mythical ancestor of the Ciannachta and by a son-in-law of Brian Boru.
Cianán m Irish, Old Irish
Diminutive of Cian. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint.
Ciar m & f Irish, Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Derived from Irish ciar meaning "black". In Irish legend Ciar was a son of Fergus mac Róich and Medb, and the ancestor of the tribe of the Ciarraige (after whom County Kerry is named). As a feminine name, it was borne by an Irish nun (also called Ciara) who established a monastery in Tipperary in the 7th century.
Ciarán m Irish, Old Irish
Diminutive of Ciar. This was the name of two 6th-century Irish saints: Ciarán the Elder, the founder of the monastery at Saighir, and Ciarán the Younger, the founder of the monastery at Clonmacnoise.
Ciardha m Medieval Irish
Irish byname derived from ciar meaning "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 (now known simply as Cicero) was a statesman, orator and author of the 1st century BC. He was a political enemy of Mark Antony, who eventually had him executed.
Ciel f & m Various
Means "sky" in French. It is not used as a given name in France itself.
Cihan m & f Turkish
Turkish form of Jahan.
Cihangir m Turkish
Turkish form of Jahangir.
Cillian m Irish
Probably from Old Irish cell meaning "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 Medieval Scottish, Old Irish
Possibly from Old Irish cin "respect, esteem, affection" or cinid "be born, come into being" combined with áed "fire", though it might actually be of Pictish origin. This was the name of the first king of the Scots and Picts (9th century). It is often Anglicized as Kenneth. The originally unrelated name Coinneach is sometimes used as the modern Scottish Gaelic form.
Çınar m Turkish (Modern)
Means "plane tree" in Turkish (genus Platanus), derived from Persian چنار (chenar).
Cionaodh m Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish form of Cináed.
Cipactli m & f Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "crocodile, alligator, caiman, monster" in Nahuatl. This is the name of the first day in the tonalpohualli, the Aztec 260-day calendar.
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 (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
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.
Cirilo m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Cyril.
Cirino m Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of Ciro.
Ciro m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Cyrus.
Claes m Swedish
Swedish short form of Nicholas.
Clair m French, English
French form of Clarus (see Clara).
Clancy m & f English (Rare)
From an Irish surname (Anglicized from Mac Fhlannchaidh), derived from the given name Flannchadh meaning "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).
Claudinho m Portuguese
Diminutive of Cláudio.
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 (birth name Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus). 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
Possibly derived from Welsh caled "rough, hard" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed". This is the name of a small river (Cledwen) in Conwy, Wales.
Cleisthenes m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κλεισθένης (Kleisthenes), derived from κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory" and σθένος (sthenos) meaning "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 (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), 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 Κλέων (Kleon), a Greek name derived from κλέος (kleos) meaning "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 an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "cliff land" (from Old English clif and 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.
Clifford m English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "ford by a cliff" in Old English.