Celina

Celina seems to be a variant spelling of Selena at first glance, the name of the Greek goddess of the moon, which fittingly means “moon”; though it may also be a short form of Marcelina (or any name ending in celina), the Polish feminine form of Marcellus, an ancient Roman cognomen which originated as a diminutive of Marcus, a Roman praenomen which…

Charis

Charis is the singular form of Charites, also known as the Graces in Roman myth, who are the goddesses of grace, beauty, charm, human creativity, mirth, joy, dance, and song. Though there are traditionally three goddesses presented as the Charites (Aglaia, goddess beauty, glory, and adornment; Euphrosyne, goddess of mirth good cheer, glory, and merriment; and Thalia, goddess of festivity…

Colette

Colette is a French female name, a short form of Nicolette, a diminutive of Nicole, the feminine form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people” which comes from Ancient Greek Nikolaos. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Collette (French, English) Coletta (Italian, English) Colletta (English)  

Corexia

Corexia is an intriguing female name with irritatingly very little information behind it. What I could find is that it’s a Galician female name, or at least I found used once as a Galician name, according to this website I came across which explores medieval names in the western world (here). I’ve noticed that in Galician…

Crane

Crane comes from an English surname, originating as a nickname for a tall, thing man or someone with long legs, or had any perceived likeness to the bird. The name comes for Old English cran via Proto-Germanic *kranô which derives from PIE root word *gerh₂- (to cry hoarsely;  crane). Crane could also be a variant spelling of Krane, a…

Coram

Coram is an English surname derived from the name of a village called Corham. It seems to be made up from Old English elements corn (corn) and hamm (enclosure; or referring to a low-lying meadow). Coram is also a Latin word meaning “in person; face to face; publicly” and “before; in the presence of” and is used as a…

Consuelo

Consuelo is a Spanish female name meaning “consolation; solace”, taken from a title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Consuelo (Our Lady of Consolation). It comes from Latin consolare(console; soothe), made up from Latin prefix con– and solor (comfort, console, solace), derived from PIE *sōlh₂- (mercy, comfort). Nicknames: Chelo (Spanish), Connie/Conny (English) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Consuela (Spanish)  

Cassius

Cassius comes from an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it may be related to Latin cassus meaning “empty, vain” derived from Proto-Indo-European *ḱes- (to cut). The name can be pronounced as either kas-see-es or cash-es. Nicknames: Cass, Cash Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kassius (Late Roman, English) Cassian (Ancient Roman) Kassian (English) Cassianus (Ancient Roman) Cassius (Ancient Roman)   Female forms:…

Cayzer

Cayzer comes from a surname, a variant of Kaiser which derives from the Germanic word for “emperor”; it’s a variant form of Caesar, an Ancient Roman cognomen famously attributed to Julius Caesar which later came to be regarded as an imperial title. Though its origins are unknown, it’s been linked to Latin caesaries meaning “hair”, referring to abundant or a luxurious head of…