Submitted Names Starting with C

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Ca f Portuguese
Diminutive of Camila and Carla.
m & f Vietnamese
Means "the eldest; the first" in a northern Vietnamese dialect.
Caa'isha f Somali (Rare)
Somali variant of Aisha.
Caakıp m Yakut
Yakut form of Jacob.
Cab m African American (Rare)
Short form of Cabell. A notable bearer is jazz musician and band leader Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (1907-1994).
Cabaas m Somali
Somali form of Abbas.
Çabas f Khakas
Means "meek, gentle" in Khakas.
Cabbrieli m Sicilian
Sicilian form of Gabriel.
Cabdi m Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Abdi.
Cabdille m Somali
Somali form of Abdullah.
Cabdullahi m Somali
Somali form of Abdullahi.
Cabeiro f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Variant of Cabiro, the Latinized form of Kabeiro. This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology.
Cabell m American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Cabell. A notable bearer is jazz musician and bandleader Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (1907-1994).
Cabengo f Popular Culture
The name of Virginia Kennedy given to her by her twin sister Grace (Poto) in their own private language.... [more]
Cabeza f Spanish
From cabeza "head", after the Marian title Virgen de la Cabeza, venerated in many points of Spain, specially in Andalusia. Legend has it that a shepherd found a statuette of Virgin Mary in La Cabeza hill in Sierra Morena.... [more]
Cabh'a f Kabyle
Possibly means "beautiful" in Kabyle.
Cabir m Turkish
Variant of Kabir.
Cabiria f Italian (Rare), Popular Culture
Perhaps a Latinized form of Greek Καβειρία (Kabeiria), an epithet of the goddess Demeter, possibly derived from the name of Mount Kabeiros in Asia Minor; see also Kabeiro... [more]
Cable m American
Transferred use of the surname Cable.
Cabot m English (Rare)
The name 'Cabot' comes from the fifteenth century Italian explorer Giovanni Caboto who was commissioned by the Kingdom of England to discover North America. When Caboto arrived in England is name was changed to John Cabot to sound more English... [more]
Cabrakan m Mayan Mythology
Means "earthquake" in Mayan. Cabrakan was the god of mountains and earthquakes.
Cəbrayıl m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Gabriel.
Čača f Mari
Means "flower" in Mari.
Caca f Portuguese
Diminutive of Camila and Carla.
Cacá m & f Portuguese
Diminutive of Carlos and Carolina.
Cacahuehue m Nahuatl
Possibly means "old frog", from Nahuatl caca "frog, toad" and huehue "elder, old man".
Çaçakh f Khakas
Means "tassel" in Khakas.
Cacamacihuatl f Nahuatl, Aztec
Etymology uncertain, possibly from the Classical Nahuatl elements cacamatl "small corncobs, small ears of corn" and cihuatl "woman, wife". Name borne by a queen of Tenochtitlan.
Cacamatzin m Nahuatl
Derived from Nahuatl cacamatl "small ear of corn, offshoot of larger ear of maize" and -tzin, a diminutive or reverential suffix. This was the name of a king of Texcoco.
Çaçan f Khakas
Means "older sister" in Khakas.
Cacao f & m Spanish
Derives from the trees where chocolate comes from.
Caçapava f Tupi
Derived from Tupi ka'a asapaba meaning "stroll through the forest".
Cacark’a f Abazin
From Russian цесарка (tsesarka) meaning "guinea-hen".
Cacau f Portuguese
Diminutive of Claudia.
Çacaxochitl m & f Nahuatl
The name of a medicinal plant with yellow flowers, also called coçatli ("weasel"). Possibly derived from zacatl "grass, hay, straw" and xochitl "flower".
Cacciaguida m Medieval Italian (Archaic)
Name of an Italian crusader (Cacciaguida Degli Elisei), who was also the grandfather of Dante Alighieri.
Cacey f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Casey (See also Kacey).
Cacho m Spanish
Diminutive of Carlos.
Cacht f Irish
The name of multiple Irish queens
Cacilda f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Casilda.
Cacile f Ndebele
Means "clear" in Ndebele.
Çäçkä f Tatar
From a variant Tatar word meaning "flower".
Caco m Portuguese
Diminutive of Marcos.
Çaçtıu f Karachay-Balkar
From the Karachay-Balkar чач (çaç) meaning "hair" and ultimately meaning "one with luxurious hair".
Cadan m Cornish, Welsh
Derived from Welsh and Cornish cad "battle" and possibly Welsh man "place" or Welsh nant "brook, stream". This is also the name of a river in Dyfed, Wales.
Cadance f English
Variant of Cadence.
Cadarius m Medieval Hungarian
Cadarius was a nobleman in the Kingdom of Hungary who served as Judge royal in 1146, during the reign of Géza II of Hungary.
Cadbury m Welsh, English
Transferred from the surname Cadbury.
Caddarina f Sardinian
Sassarese form of Katherine.
Caddie f English (Archaic)
Diminutive of Caroline. This name is borne by the titular character of Carol Ryrie Brink's children's historical fiction novel Caddie Woodlawn.
Caddy f & m English (Rare), Literature
Variant of Caddie. Fictional bearers include Caddy Jellyby, a character in Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House (1853), and Candace "Caddy" Compson, a character in William Faulkner's novel The Sound and the Fury (1929).
Cadel m English (Australian)
Variant of Cadell. A famous namesake is Australian champion cyclist Cadel Evans.
Cademon m English (Rare)
Possibly a variation of Caedmon
Cadenus m Literature
Invented by author Jonathan Swift for his 1726 poem Cadenus and Vanessa. The name is an anagram for the latin word decanus, meaning Dean, because he was the dean of St... [more]
Cadenza f & m American (Rare)
An "ornamental passage near the close of a song or solo," 1780, from Italian cadenza "conclusion of a movement in music." See also Cadence.
Cadhan m Old Irish, Irish Mythology
Gaelic byname meaning "barnacle goose". In Irish legend Cadhan was a hero who slayed a monster with the help of his hound.
Cadhoiarn m Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton cat "battle" and (ho)iarn "iron".
Cadidia f Filipino, Maranao
Maranao form of Khadija.
Cadie f & m English
Variant of Cady.
Cadiga f Arabic (Latinized), Literature
Archaic transcription of Khadija. This form is mostly used in older English translations of the Koran, as well as early translations of the Arabian Nights. A notable bearer of this name is the titular character's wife from the Arabian Nights-inspired novel "The History of Nourjahad" (1767) by Frances Sheridan.
Cadin f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Form the Turkish name Kadın that got integrated into Judeo-Spanish.
Cadince f American
Variant of Cadence.
Cadinho m Portuguese
Diminutive of Ricardo.
Cadirina f Sardinian
Nuorese form of Katherine.
Cadmiel m Biblical
Form of Kadmiel used in the Bishops' Bible (1568).
Cadmihel m Biblical Latin
Form of Kadmiel used in the Nova Vulgata ("Neo-Vulgate"), which has been the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church since 1979.
Cadno m Welsh, Old Welsh
Derived from Welsh cat "battle" and -no "knowing". The modern Welsh word cadno, "fox", likely stems from the given name, similar to French Renard.
Cado m Portuguese
Diminutive of Ricardo.
Cadog m Welsh
Variant of Cadoc.
Cadok m Medieval Cornish, History
According to William of Worcester, writing in the fifteenth century, Cadoc of Cornwall was a survivor of the Cornish royal line at the time of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 and was appointed as the first Earl of Cornwall by William the Conqueror... [more]
Cadon m English (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Caden influenced by the spelling of Jadon.
Cador m Arthurian Romance, Cornish
Probably a form of Cadeyrn, perhaps derived from its Cornish cognate. In Arthurian romance this was the name of Guinevere's guardian. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, Cador was a ruler of Cornwall and the father of Constantine, King Arthur's successor.... [more]
Cadrian m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Adrian
Cadu m Portuguese
Diminutive of Carlos Eduardo.
Cadwal m Medieval Welsh, Breton (Rare)
From Old Welsh cad "battle" and gwal "leader". This occurs in Shakespeare's play 'Cymbeline' (1609) as the name of Arviragus while in hiding in Wales.... [more]
Cadwallader m Medieval Welsh (Anglicized), Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Cadwaladr. This spelling occurs in Shakespeare's 'Henry V'.... [more]
Cadwallon m Old Welsh
Derived from Old Welsh cat "battle" and an uncertain element, possibly gwallon "ruler" or uualaun, uualon "valorous" or guallaun "good, best"... [more]
Cadwethen m Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton cat "battle" and (g)uethen "warrior, war".
Cadwobri m Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton cat "battle" and uuobri "serious, important".
Cadwored m Medieval Breton
Derived from Old Breton cat "battle" and uuoret "shelter, protection".
Cadwy m Welsh Mythology
From Old Welsh cad "battle" combined with the suffix wy. This was borne by the son of Geraint in Arthurian legend.
Cady f & m English (Modern, Rare)
While nowadays generally considered a phonetic spelling of Katie or a diminutive of Cadence, Cady was originally derived from a surname which was either a variant of Cade or an Anglicized form of Ó Ceadaigh ("descendant of Ceadach"), with Ceadach being a byname derived from Irish ceadach "talkative".... [more]
Cadyryeith m Welsh Mythology
This name appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth.
Caecilianus m Late Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from Caecilius.
Cæcilie f Danish
From the Latin name Caecilia.... [more]
Caeculus m Roman Mythology
Derived from the Latin adjective caecus meaning "blind" combined with the Latin masculine diminutive suffix -ulus. Also compare the related name Caecilius.... [more]
Caeda f English
Derived from the English word ‘cadence’ meaning melody, music. Caeda is a symbol of the sky, and also an expert Pegasus Knight.
Caedyn m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Caden.
Caela f English (Rare)
Variant of Kayla, also used as a short form of Micaela.
Caela f Irish
Feminine variant of Caelan, ultimately from Irish caol meaning "slender".
Caeldori f Popular Culture
Most likely intended as an anagram of Cordelia. This name was first used as the name of a character in Fire Emblem: Fates. She resembles Cordelia, a character from the previous game, Fire Emblem: Awakening.
Caelea f English (Rare)
Most likely a variant of Kaylee, although in some cases it might be a variant of Caelia.
Caelee f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caelen m English
Variant of Caelan.
Caelestia f Late Roman
Feminine form of Caelestius.
Caelestius m Late Roman
Late Roman variant of Caelestis. This was the name of an important follower of the Christian teacher Pelagius and the Christian doctrine of Pelagianism, who lived in the 5th century AD... [more]
Caeley f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caeli f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caelian m English, Dutch
English form of Caelianus. The name has also been used in The Netherlands just a handful of times; the variant form Celian has been used a little bit more often there.
Caelianus m Late Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from the Roman nomen gentile Caelius.
Caelifer m Roman Mythology
From a poetic Latin epithet of the Greek god Atlas which meant "supporting the heavens", from caelum "heaven" and ferre "to bear, to carry, to bring"... [more]
Cælin m History (Ecclesiastical)
Cælin was an Orthodox priest in England in the seventh century, and brother of St. Cedd of Lastingham. The name Cælin is a spelling variant of the name of a West Saxon king Ceawlin, and is of Celtic rather than Anglo-Saxon derivation.
Caelin f English
Variant of Caelyn.
Caelleigh f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caelli f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caellie f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caelly f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caelum m Astronomy
The name of a faint constellation in the southern sky, which is from Latin caelum meaning "heaven, sky" (compare Caelius) or (allegedly) "burin" (a tool for engraving on copper or other metals).
Caelus m Roman Mythology
Means "sky" or "the heavens" in Latin (related to the word caelum). Caelus is the Roman god of the sky, the equivalent of the Greek god Uranus.
Caemlyn f American (Modern, Rare)
The name of a city in the book series, The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan. Likely a derivative of Camelot.
Caeneus m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Kaineus. This was the name of several characters from Greek mythology, one of which was a hero of the legendary Lapith people of Thessaly... [more]
Caenis f Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Roman
Latinized form of Kainis. In Greek mythology, Caenis was a woman who was raped by the god Poseidon. Afterwards, he promised her that he would grant her a single wish... [more]
Caerus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Kairos. In Greek mythology, Caerus was the personification of opportunity, luck and favorable moments.
Caesaria f Late Roman, History (Ecclesiastical)
Feminine form of Caesarius. Caesaria of Arles (also called Caesaria the Elder, died c. 530), was a saint and abbess. She was born in a Gallo-Roman family and was trained at John Cassian's foundation in Marseilles.
Caesarion m Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, History
Latinized form of Greek Καισαρίων (Kaisarion), which in turn was a Hellenized form of Caesar with the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion) added to it... [more]
Caesula f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Caeso.
Caetán m Galician
Variant of Caetano.
Caetlyn f English
Variant of Caitlin. This name was given to 6 girls born in the USA in 2010.
Caeylin f English
Anglicized form of Caoilfhionn.
Caeylyn f English (Rare)
Anglicized form of Caoilfhionn.
Caffrey m English (Modern, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Caffrey.
Cafiera f Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Cafiero.
Cafiero m Italian (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Cafiero. From an Italian surname derived from Arabic kafir meaning "infidel". It was first used as a name in the late 19th century, in honor of Italian anarchist Carlo Cafiero (1846-1892).
Cafu m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Famous bearer of this name is Cafu (Born as Marcos Evangelista de Morais).
Çağan m Turkish
Means "fiesta, good things" in Turkish
Cage m English
Transferred use of the surname Cage.... [more]
Cager m English
Diminutive of Micajah used in the 18th century.
Caggie f English
Diminutive of Catherine or Caroline.
Çağil m Turkish
1. The sound and exuberance of flowing waters. -(adverb) ... [more]
Çağlar m Turkish
Means "waterfall, cascade" in Turkish.
Cagliostro f & m Italian
Italian adventurer, impostor, and magician.
Cagney m & f English
Gardener and kind friend in "The Penderwicks" by Jeanne Birdsall (National Book Award winner).... [more]
Cagri m & f Turkish (Anglicized)
Variant of Çağrı used outside of Turkey.
Caguax m Taíno (Archaic)
Name of the cacique of the Turabo region of Puerto Rico at the time of the arrival of Columbus.
Cahangir m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Jahangir.
Cahid m Azerbaijani
Turkish form of the Arabic word "jahid" meaning "striving, hardworking".
Cahide f Turkish
Means "ignorant" in Turkish.
Cahit m Turkish
Turkish form of Jahid.
Cahlia f English (Modern, Rare)
Allegedly a modern coinage based on Carla.
Cahualix f Nahuatl
Probably derived from cahualli "someone left behind; a widow, widower".
Cahuan m Nahuatl
Possibly from Nahuatl cahuani "to catch fire", figuratively "to shine" or "to make a name, leave a memory".
Cahyadi m Indonesian
Derived from Indonesian cahaya meaning "light".
Cahyaningsih f Indonesian
Combination of Indonesian cahaya meaning "light, glow" (see Cahaya) and Ningsih.
Cahyono m Javanese
From the given name Cahyo.
Cải f Vietnamese
Means "greens" in Vietnamese.
Cai m & f Chinese
Derived from the Chinese character 财 (cái) meaning "wealth; valuable; riches; money" or 彩 (cǎi) meaning "colour; literary or artistic talent" but also "applause; cheer".... [more]
Cai m Hmong
Means "law, custom" in Hmong.
Caian m Quechua
Means "Down", "Son of the Sun". It can also have a meaning of "the tomorrow that will always come" - for the ancient Quechua had a circular-time notion.
Caichan f Chinese
From the Chinese 彩 (cǎi) meaning "colour" and 婵 (chán) meaning "beautiful, lovely".
Caid m English (Rare)
Variant of Cade.
Caidian f Chinese
From the Chinese 彩 (cǎi) meaning "colour" and 电 (diàn) meaning "lightning, electricity".
Caidy f English
Variant of Cady.
Caïe m History (Ecclesiastical)
French form of Gaius and variant of Caïus
Caieta f Roman Mythology
The name of Aeneas's wet-nurse in the Aeneid.... [more]
Caietana f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Caietanus.
Caige m English
Variant of Cage
Caighlee f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caighley f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caighli f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caighlie f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caihong f Chinese
Means "rainbow" in Chinese.
Caihua f Chinese
From Chinese 彩 (cǎi) meaning "colour" combined with 花 (huā) meaning "flower, blossom" or 华 (huá) meaning "splendid, illustrious, Chinese", 彩画 (cǎihuà) meaning "colour painting", or 菜花 (càihuā) meaning "cauliflower; rape blossom"... [more]
Cáijá m Sami
Unknown meaning.
Caijuan f Chinese
From the Chinese 财 (cái) meaning "wealth, riches" and 娟 (juān) meaning "beautiful, graceful".
Cailah f English
Variant of Kayla.
Cailan m & f English
Variant of Caelan.
Cailea f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caileah f Obscure
Variant of Kaylee.
Cailee f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Cailen f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Caelan.
Cailey f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Cailian f Chinese
From the Chinese 财 (cái) meaning "wealth, valuable, riches" and 莲 (lián) meaning "lotus, water lily".
Cailie f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caillan m English (Australian)
Meaning as of yet unknown. It might possibly be a variant of Caelan or Caillín.
Caillea f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Cailleah f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caillee f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Cailleigh f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Cailley f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Cailli f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Caillic f Scottish
Derived from the Gaelic word caileag meaning "girl", or possibly from the related word cailleach meaning "old woman", which is also the name of a Scottish and Irish mythological figure (see Beira) and comes from Old Irish caillech "veiled (one)", from caille "veil", an early loanword from Latin pallium "a cloak" (i.e., the ecclesiastical garment worn by nuns).
Caillín m Medieval Irish
Meaning uncertain. According to one source, the name means "little cowl" in Irish, in which case it should ultimately be derived from the Irish noun caille meaning "veil".... [more]
Caillou m Popular Culture
The French word caillou means "pebble", and by extension it can also mean "bald head". ... [more]
Caílte m Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of Caoilte, possibly derived from Irish caol meaning "slender". In Irish legend Caílte was a warrior of the Fianna and their foremost poet... [more]
Cailuan f Chinese
From the Chinese 彩 (cǎi) meaning "colour" and 鸾 (luán), a mythological bird.
Caily f English
Variant of Kaylee.
Cailynn f English
Anglicized form of Caoilfhionn.
Caïm m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of Cain.
Caim m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Cain.
Càiminu m Sardinian
Sassarese form of Carmine.
Caiminu m Sardinian
Alternative spelling of Càiminu.
Caín m Spanish, Gascon
Spanish and Gascon form of Cain.
Caïn m Biblical French
French form of Cain.
Cain f Welsh
Means "beautiful, fair" in Welsh. This was the name of a 5th-century saint.
Caineach f Medieval Irish
Medieval form of Cainnech.
Caingneach m Irish
Mean "pleader, advocate".
Cainhannoch m Mormon (Rare)
From an alternative name for New York used in the Doctrine and Covenants. A possible origin could be that in the Bible, Cain, the son of Adam, had a son named Enoch... [more]
Caino m Italian
Italian form of Cain.
Caintigern f Medieval Irish
Medieval Irish form of Kentigerna.
Caio m Welsh
Diminutive of Cai 2. The name coincides with Caio or Caeo, the name of a village in the county of Carmarthenshire, south-west Wales.
Caique m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Folk etymology likes to consider this name to be of Tupi origin and assigns it the meaning "water bird". Since no etymology or evidence of use by the Tupi people has ever been provided, it is likely that this is a faux-indigenous name... [more]
Caira f English
Variant of Cara and Kyra.
Caireall m Irish
The meaning of this name is unknown.... [more]
Caireallán m Irish
From the name Caireall combined with the diminutive suffix án.
Cairenn f Irish Mythology
In medieval Irish legends, this name was borne by the mother of Niall of the Nine Hostages, a concubine of King Eochu (or Eochaid). She was treated harshly by his jealous wife Queen Mongfind, but later rescued by her son.
Cairn f & m Scottish
Old Irish and Scottish name, originally from Carn, which changed to Caibre, which changed to Cairney.... [more]
Cairui f Chinese
From the Chinese 偲 (cāi) meaning "talented" or 彩 (cǎi) meaning "colour" and 睿 (ruì) meaning "shrewd, astute, clever" or 瑞 (ruì) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious".
Caísa f Literature, Spanish
Spanish form of Caïssa, fictional goddess of chess.
Caiseal m & f Irish (Modern), English (Modern)
From Irish caiseal meaning "great stone fort" or "castle". A notable bearer of the name is the Australian Sci-Fi and fantasy novelist, artist and musician Caiseal Mór. This is a modern Irish word name and not commonly used in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Caisey m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Casey.
Caislín f Irish (Modern), English (Modern)
Supposed to mean "little castle" from Irish caiseal meaning "castle" combined with the Irish diminutive of ín. It also coincides with the rare Irish word caislín meaning "chat" (a type of bird)... [more]
Caïssa f Literature
Invented by the Italian writer Marco Girolamo Vida as a goddess of chess in 1527. It was reused in the poem Caïssa (1763) by William Jones. Since then, the name was sporadically given to girls. It is also a popular name for chess clubs.
Caisyn m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Cason.
Cait f English
Diminutive of Caitlin and Catherine.
Caitafa m Guanche
Borne by a guaire (adviser) from the island of Tamarán (modern-day Gran Canaria).