Chloe

Chloe comes from Ancient Greek khlóē meaning "young green shoot", used as an epithet for the Greek goddess of agriculture Demeter. It comes from Proto-Indo-European ǵʰelh₃- (to flourish, to shine, green, yellow). Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Khloe (English) Chloé (French) Cloé (French, Portuguese) Cloe (Spanish, Italian) Chloë  

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Chord

Chord comes from a musical term, a combination of three or more musical tones sounding simultaenously, as well as a term used in geometery referring to a straight line between two points on a curve. It comes from Latin chorda via Ancient Greek khordḗ (string of gut; cord, string) from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (bowels). Chord is also a surname, perhaps a variant … Continue reading Chord

Caroline

Caroline is the French form of Carolina, the feminine form of Carolus which is the Latin form of Charles, derived from Germanic Karl from Proto-Germanic *karilaz meaning "free man", used to refer to men who were not thralls or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society so it connotes the idea of a free man. Nicknames: Carrie Origin: Proto-Germanic   Variants: … Continue reading Caroline

Clifford

Clifford is an English male name derived from a surname meaning "ford by a cliff" originally used to refer to someone who lived near one. It's made up of Old English elements clif (cliff) derived from Proto-Germanic *klibą (to stick) which ultimately comes from Proto-Indo-European *gleybʰ; and Old English ford (ford) also derived from Proto-Germanic *furduz (ford) ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pértus (crossing). Nicknames: Cliff, Ford … Continue reading Clifford

Corynna

Corynna is a variant spelling of Corinna, the Latinized form of Greek Korinna derived from kore meaning "maiden, girl, young woman". In Greek mythology, Kore was another name for the goddess Persephone. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Corinna (English, German, Ancient Greek) Korinna (Ancient Greek) Corina (English, German, Romanian) Korina (Greek, English) Corrine (French, English) Kore (Greek) Korë (Greek) Cora (English, German,  

Clarence

Clarence was first created as the name of the title  of a dukedom for the second son of King Edward III, Lionel of Antwerp, in 1362. The name apparently came from the town of Clare, Suffolk, because his first wife was a direct descendant of the powerful de Clare family. Clare is a medieval English form of Clara, … Continue reading Clarence

Clio

Clio is the Latinized form of Greek Kleio meaning "glory" which comes from Greek kleo (to make famous, to celebrate) derived from Proto-Indo-European ḱlew- (to hear). In Greek mythology, Clio is the Muse of history and heroic poetry, the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Clio also seems to have some use as a surname, perhaps derived from the given name. Origin: Ancient … Continue reading Clio

Calvin

Calvin comes from French surname Cauvin which comes from chauve meaning "bald" derived from Latin calvus (bald). It's also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Latin Variants: Calvino (Italian) Calvinus (Ancient Roman)   Female forms: Calvina (Ancient Roman)  

Cherie

Cherie comes from French chérie, a word which means "darling, sweetheart" from chérir (to cherish) derived from Latin cārus meaning "dear, beloved, expensive" via Proto-Indo-European *kéh₂ros (to desire, to wish). It may also be a variant spelling of Sherry, the name of a fortified wine in Spain called Xeres/Jerez, though Sherry is also a surname, the anglicized form of Irish Ó Searraigh meaning "descendant of Searrach", the latter a … Continue reading Cherie