CabezafSpanish 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]
CabotmEnglish (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]
CadigafArabic (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.
CadmiumfPopular Culture (Rare) Name of the character Cadmium Casson for the Casson Family Series. The name was most likely taken from that of the element cadmium, which comes from the Latin cadmia and Greek καδμεία meaning "calamine", a mixture of minerals containing cadmium... [more]
CadokmMedieval 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]
CadormArthurian 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]
CadwymWelsh Mythology From Old Welsh cad "battle" combined with the suffix wy. This was borne by the son of Geraint in Arthurian legend.
Cadyf & mEnglish (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]
CaeldorifPopular 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.
CaelestiusmLate 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]
CaelifermRoman 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]
CælinmHistory (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.
CaelummAstronomy 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).
CaelusmRoman Mythology The name of the god of the sky in Roman mythology. Meaning "sky" or "the heavens." Origin of the English word "celestial"
CafieromItalian (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).
CaillicfScottish 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).
CaillínmMedieval 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]
CaiquemTupi (Latinized, Modern, Archaic) Caique seems to be an indigenous word, more specifically the extinct Tupi language, which means "aquatic bird." Other translations seem to refer to "he who glides on the waters".... [more]
CairennfIrish 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.
CaïssafLiterature 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.