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CAUÃmNative American, Tupi
Means "hawk" in Tupi.
Either from the name of the Irish county, which is derived from Irish cabhán "hollow", or else from the Irish surname CAVAN.
Spanish feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
Spanish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
Old English form of CHAD.
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".
Diminutive of CEALLACH.
Probably from Gaelic cearbh "hacking with a weapon".
Turkish form of GABRIEL.
Spanish form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
Diminutive of CECILIA or other names containing a similar sound.
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.
CÉCILEfFrench, Dutch
French form of CECILIA.
CECÍLIAfPortuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of CECILIA.
CECILIAfEnglish, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Romanian, Finnish, German
Latinate feminine form of the Roman family name Caecilius, which was derived from Latin caecus "blind". Saint Cecilia was a semi-legendary 2nd- or 3rd-century martyr who was sentenced to die because she refused to worship the Roman gods. After attempts to suffocate her failed, she was beheaded. She was later regarded as the patron saint of music and musicians.... [more]
Czech form of CECILIA.
CECILIEfNorwegian, Danish, Czech
Norwegian, Danish and Czech form of CECILIA.
CECILIJAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CECILIA.
CECILIOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
English form of CECILIA. This was the usual English form during the Middle Ages.
Polish form of CECILIA.
CEDARf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the coniferous tree, derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κεδρος (kedros).
ČEDOMIRmSerbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic elements chedo meaning "child" and miru meaning "peace, world".
French form of CEDRIC.
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).
Dutch diminutive of MARCELLUS.
Variant of KEES.
Spanish form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
Welsh form of KEVIN.
CÉIBHFHIONNfIrish Mythology
Means "fair locks" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of an Irish goddess of inspiration.
Derived from the Welsh elements cain "lovely" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
CELANDINEfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which derives from Greek χελιδων (chelidon) "swallow (bird)".
CÉLESTEf & mFrench
French feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS.
CELESTEf & mItalian, English
Italian feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS. It is also the English feminine form.
CELESTINAfSpanish, Italian
Latinate feminine form of CAELESTINUS.
French feminine form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTINEf & mEnglish
English form of CAELESTINUS. It is more commonly used as a feminine name, from the French feminine form Célestine.
CELESTINOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of CAELESTINUS.
Polish form of CAELESTINUS.
Polish feminine form of CAELESTINUS.
Portuguese form of CELIA.
CELIAfEnglish, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name CAELIUS. Shakespeare used it in his play 'As You Like It' (1599), which introduced the name to the English-speaking public at large. It is sometimes used as a short form of CECILIA.
Means "steel" in Turkish.
Short form of MARCELINA.
CELINDAfEnglish (Rare)
Probably a blend of CELIA and LINDA. This is also the Spanish name for a variety of shrub with white flowers, known as sweet mock-orange in English (species Philadelphus coronarius).
French feminine form of CAELINUS. This name can also function as a short form of MARCELINE.
CELINOmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELINUS or a short form of MARCELINO.
Portuguese form of CAELIUS.
CELIOmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELIUS.
CELSOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CELSUS.
CELSUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which meant "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.
Means "holly" in Welsh.
Turkish form of JAM.
Turkish form of JAMAL.
Turkish form of JAMIL.
Turkish feminine form of JAMIL.
Diminutive of VINCENC.
Turkish form of GENGHIS.
Old English form of KENELM.
Means "battle, war" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
Old Irish byname meaning "armoured head" or "misshapen head". This was the name of an Irish king, the father of Brian Boru.
Derived from Old English cene "bold" and ric "power".
Derived from the Old English elements ceol "keel" and mund "protection".
CEPHALUSmGreek 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.
CEPHASmBiblical, 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).
CEPHEUSmGreek 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.
CERBERUSmGreek 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.
Earlier form of CEDRIC, possibly of Brythonic origin.
Means "young gazelle" in Turkish.
CERESfRoman Mythology
Derived from the Indo-European root *ker meaning "to grow". In Roman mythology Ceres was the goddess of agriculture, equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter.
CERI (1)mWelsh
Possibly derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CERI (2)fWelsh
Short form of CERIDWEN.
Possibly from Welsh cyrrid "bent" or cerdd "poetry" combined with ven "woman" or gwen "white, fair, blessed". According to medieval Welsh legend this was the name of a sorceress or goddess who created a potion that would grant wisdom to her son Morfan. The potion was instead consumed by her servant Gwion Bach, who was subsequently reborn as the renowned bard Taliesin.
Means "cherry" in French.
CERNUNNOSmCeltic 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.
Variant of CARYS.
French form of CAESARIUS.
CÉSARmFrench, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAESAR. A famous bearer was the American labour organizer César Chávez (1927-1993).
Italian form of CAESAR.
Portuguese feminine form of CAESARIUS.
Feminine diminutive of CESARE.
Diminutive of CESARE.
Portuguese form of CAESARIUS.
Short form of FRANCESC.
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and meru "great, famous".
Means "harsh" in Turkish.
CEVAHİRf & mTurkish
Turkish form of JAWAHIR.
Turkish form of JAWDAT.
CÉZARmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
CEZARmRomanian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Romanian form of CAESAR, as well as a Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
Romanian feminine form of CAESAR.
CEZÁRIOmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CESÁRIO.
Polish form of CAESAR.
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.
From a surname which was derived from the name of towns in England, meaning "settlement belonging to CHAD" in Old English.
From Sino-Korean (chae) meaning "collect, gather, pluck" combined with (won) meaning "source, origin, beginning". Other hanja combinations are possible.
Usual English spelling of ÇAĞATAY.
CHAGGITfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).
CHALCHIUHTICUEfAztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "jade skirt" in Nahuatl. She was the Aztec goddess of water and rivers, the wife of Tlaloc.
CHALEBmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of CALEB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
CHALICEfEnglish (Rare)
Means simply "chalice, goblet" from the English word, derived from Latin calix.
CHANm & fKhmer
Means "moon" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
Modern Hebrew form of HANNAH.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַנָּה (see CHANA).
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").
CHANDmIndian, Hindi
Modern masculine form of CHANDA.
CHANDAm & fHinduism, 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).
CHANDANmIndian, Hindi, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्दन (chandana) meaning "sandalwood".
CHANDERmIndian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi चन्द्र or चन्द्रा (see CHANDRA).
CHANDLERm & fEnglish
From an occupational surname which meant "candle seller" in Middle English, ultimately from Old French.
CHANDRAm & fHinduism, 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.
CHANDRAKANTmIndian, 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.
From a French surname which meant "pipe". It has been used as an American given name since 1970s, influenced by the Chanel brand name (a line of women's clothing and perfume), which was named for French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971).
CHANGm & fChinese
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.
CHANNAHfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HANNAH.
Means "moon-faced girl" from Khmer ចន្ទ (chan) "moon" and នារី (neari) "woman, girl".
CHANNINGm & fEnglish (Modern)
From an English surname of uncertain origin.
CHANTALfFrench, English, Dutch
From a French surname which was derived from a place name meaning "stony". It was originally given in honour of Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal, the founder of the Visitation Order in the 17th century. It has become associated with French chant "song".
CHANTÉfEnglish (Modern)
Means "sung" in French.
Means "moonlight" in Khmer.
CHAOm & fChinese
From Chinese (chāo) meaning "surpass, leap over" (which is usually only masculine), (cháo) meaning "tide, flow, damp", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
Alternate transcription of Greek Χαραλαμπος (see CHARALAMPOS).
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρα (chara) "happiness" combined with λαμπω (lampo) "to shine".
CHARESmAncient 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.
CHARIOVALDAmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HAROLD.
CHARISfAncient Greek, English (Rare)
Feminine form of CHARES. It came into use as an English given name in the 17th century.
CHARISMAfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word meaning "personal magnetism", ultimately derived from Greek χαρις (charis) "grace, kindness".
Elaborated form of CHARIS. Edmund Spencer used it in his epic poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
From a French surname of unknown meaning. It was used as a given name in honour of American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse (1921-2008).
Latinate form of CHARITY.
CHARITONmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek novelist.
From the English word charity, ultimately derived from Late Latin caritas meaning "generous love", from Latin carus "dear, beloved". Caritas was in use as a Roman Christian name. The English name Charity came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
Feminine form of CHARLES.
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.
Feminine diminutive of CHARLES.
CHARLESmEnglish, 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]
CHARLEYm & fEnglish
Diminutive or feminine form of CHARLES.
CHARLIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive or feminine form of CHARLES. A famous bearer is Charlie Brown, the main character in the comic strip 'Peanuts' by Charles Schulz.
French feminine diminutive of CHARLES.
CHARLIZEfSouthern African, Afrikaans
Feminine form of CHARLES using the popular Afrikaans name suffix ize. This name was popularized by South African actress Charlize Theron (1975-), who was named after her father Charles.
French diminutive of CHARLES.
Swedish variant of CHARLOTTE.
CHARLOTTEfFrench, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French feminine diminutive of CHARLES. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th century. A notable bearer was Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), the eldest of the three Brontë sisters and the author of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Villette'.
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "settlement of free men" in Old English.
Meaning unknown, perhaps a combination of CHARMIAN or the English word charm with the aine suffix from LORRAINE. It was (first?) used for a character in the play 'What Price Glory' (1924), which was made into a popular movie in 1926.
CHARMIANfEnglish (Rare)
Form of CHARMION used by Shakespeare in his play 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).
CHARMIONfAncient Greek
Greek name derived from χαρμα (charma) meaning "delight". This was the name of one of Cleopatra's servants, as recorded by Plutarch.
From a Slavic word meaning "black".
CHARNETTEfEnglish (Rare)
Probably an invented name.
Spanish diminutive of ROSARIO.
CHARONmGreek 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.
Diminutive of CHARLES.
From a surname meaning "chase, hunt" in Middle English, originally a nickname for a huntsman.
From the English word chastity, which is ultimately from Latin castus "pure". It was borne by the daughter of Sonny Bono and Cher, which probably led to the name's increase in popularity during the 1970s.
Yiddish form of EZEKIEL.
CHÂUf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".
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).
CHAUSIKUfEastern African, Swahili
Means "born at night" in Swahili.
Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAVAQQUQmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HABAKKUK.
Derived from a Persian word meaning "leader, dignitary".
CHAWWAHfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of EVE.
Feminine form of CHAYIM.
Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).
Diminutive of CHARLES.
From an Argentine expression meaning "hey!". This nickname was acquired by the Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Guevara while he was in Cuba.
CHEAm & fKhmer
Means "healthy" in Khmer.
CHEDOMIRmMacedonian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Чедомир (see ČEDOMIR).
CHEFTZI-BAHfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HEPHZIBAH.
Diminutive of MICHELLE.
Diminutive of CONSUELO.
From the name of a district in London, originally derived from Old English and meaning "landing place for chalk or limestone". It has been in general use as an English given name since the 1970s.
CHEN (1)m & fChinese
From Chinese (chén) or (chén) which both mean "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 & fHebrew
Means "grace, charm" in Hebrew.
Variant of KENANIAH used in several translations of the Old Testament.
Means "thought, intellect" in Khmer.
CHENGm & fChinese
From Chinese (chéng) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (chéng) meaning "sincere, honest, true", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
Short form of CHERYL. In the case of the American musician Cher (1946-), it is short for her real name CHERILYN.
Variant of CHERIE.
Derived from French chérie meaning "darling". In America, Cherie came into use shortly after the variant Sherry, and has not been as common.
Combination of CHERYL and the popular name suffix lyn.
From the English word meaning "to treasure".
CHERNOBOGmSlavic Mythology
Means "the black god" from Slavic cherno "black" and bogu "god". Chernobog was the Slavic god of darkness, evil and grief.
CHEROKEEf & mEnglish (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.
Simply means "cherry" from the name of the fruit. It can also be a diminutive of CHARITY. It has been in use since the late 19th century.
Elaboration of CHERIE, perhaps influenced by BERYL. This name was not used before the 20th century.
CHESEDf & mHebrew
Means "kindness, goodness" in Hebrew.
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "camp meadow" in Old English.
From a surname which 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".
CHESTIBORmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZCIBOR.
CHESTIMIRmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of ČESTMÍR.
CHESTIRADmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of CTIRAD.
CHESTISLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZESŁAW.
Short form of CHESTER.
CHETANmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "visible, conscious, soul" in Sanskrit.
CHETANAfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of CHETAN.
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
CHEYANNEfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of CHEYENNE probably influenced by the name ANNE (1).
CHEYENNEf & mEnglish
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 (1)fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (chi) meaning "branch".
CHI (2)m & fMythology, Western African, Igbo
Means "god, spirtual 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.
From Sino-Vietnamese (chí) meaning "will, spirit".
CHIAMAKAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is beautiful" in Igbo.
Italian form of CLARA. Saint Chiara (commonly called Saint Clare in English) was a follower of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Diminutive of CHIARA.
CHIBUEZEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is the king" in Igbo.
CHIBUIKEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is strength" in Igbo.
CHIBUZOm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God leads the way" in Igbo.
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
CHICHIfWestern African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chi meaning "God".
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
CHIDIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chidi.
CHIDIEBEREm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is merciful" in Igbo.
CHIDIEBUBEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is glorious" in Igbo.
CHIDIEGWUm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is wonderful" in Igbo.
CHIDIKEmWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is strong" in Igbo.
CHIDIMMAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is good" in Igbo.
CHIDUBEMmWestern African, Igbo
Means "guided by God" in Igbo.
CHIEMEKAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "God has performed great deeds" in Igbo.
CHIFUNDOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "mercy" in Chewa.
CHIFUNIROm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "will, wish" in Chewa.
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" and (hiro) meaning "search, seek", as well as other kanji combinations.
CHIJINDUMm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God holds my life" in Igbo.
CHIKA (1)fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is the greatest" in Igbo.
CHIKA (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (chi) meaning "scatter" combined with (ka) meaning "good, beautiful" or (ka) meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand", (ka) meaning "fragrance" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can be possible.
CHIKEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God's power" in Igbo.
CHIKEREm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God created" in Igbo.
CHIKONDIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "love" in Chewa.
CHIKUMBUTSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "memory" in Chewa.
CHIMAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "God knows" in Igbo.
CHIMOmCatalan (Rare)
Valencian diminutive of JOAQUIM.
CHIMWALAm & fEastern African, Yao
Means "stone" in Yao.
CHIMWEMWEm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "joy, pleasure" in Chewa.
CHINm & fChinese
Variant of JIN (using Wade-Giles transcription).
CHINAfEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the Asian country, ultimately derived from Qin, the name of a dynasty that ruled there in the 3rd century BC.
CHINASAf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "God answers" in Igbo.
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" and (natsu) meaning "summer", as well as other kanji combinations.
CHINEDUm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God leads" in Igbo.
Mongolian form of GENGHIS.
CHINONSOm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is nearby" in Igbo.
CHINWEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God owns" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chinwe.
CHINWEIKEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God owns power" in Igbo.
CHINWENDUm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God owns life" in Igbo.
CHINWEUBAm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God owns wealth" in Igbo.
CHINYEREfWestern African, Igbo
Means "God gave" in Igbo.
CHIOMAf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "good God" in Igbo.
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.
CHIPOfSouthern African, Shona
Means "gift" in Shona.
CHIRANJIVImIndian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
CHISOMOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "grace" in Chewa.
Short form of CONCHITA.
CHIUMBOmEastern African, Mwera
Means "small" in Mwera.
CHIYEMBEKEZOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "hope" in Chewa.
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" combined with (yo) meaning "generation" or (yo) meaning "world". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" and (yo) meaning "generation" and (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
CHIZOBAm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God protect us" in Igbo.
CHLODOCHARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LOTHAR.
CHLODOVECHmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUDWIG.
CHLODULFmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUDOLF.
CHLOEfEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "green shoot" in Greek, referring to new plant growth in the spring. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter. The name is also mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles in the New Testament. As an English name, Chloe has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
French form of CHLOE.
CHLORISfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek χλωρος (chloros) meaning "pale green". Chloris, in Greek mythology, was a minor goddess of vegetation.