C names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Crion

Crion seems to be a variant spelling of Creon, which is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kreon meaning "king" which derives from Ancient Greek kreíōn (lord, master, ruler) via a PIE root word. Creon is the name of several figures in Greek mythology: the name of a king of Corinth, the father of Glauke (also known by Creusa); and a son of… Continue reading Crion

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C names, Elements, Fire, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Colbert

Colbert comes from a French Norman surname derived from a Germanic personal name of uncertain meaning. While the second element comes from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (bright, shining) from a PIE source, the first element is confusing. I've seen it listed as possibly being derived from Old English cōl (cool) via Proto-Germanic *kōlaz (cool) from PIE root *gel- (cold; to freeze). It may also be… Continue reading Colbert

Animals, Birds, C names, Crow, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Crawford

Crawford comes from an English and Scottish surname derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" likely in reference to a ford where crows gather. It's composed from Old English crawe (crow; raven) via Proto-Germanic *krēǭ (crow) derived from a PIE root word; and ford which also comes from Proto-Germanic *furduz (ford) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Craw, Ford Origin:… Continue reading Crawford

C names, Female, Gaelic, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Unisex

Cassidy

Cassidy is an English unisex given name which comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of O Caiside meaning "descendant of Caiside", the latter meaning "curly haired or "curly headed". Nicknames: Cass, Cassie Origin: Gaelic Variants: Kassidy (English) Cassady (English) Cassadee (English) Kassady (English)  

Animals, C names, Celtic, Dog, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Colin

Colin originated as an English medieval diminutive of Nicholas, the Englush form of Ancient Greek Nikolaos meaning "victory of the people" made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people), both deriving from PIE root words. Colin has also been used as an angliicized form of Scottish names Cailean (meaning "whelp, young dog, puppy" derived from a Proto-Celtic source). Colin is also a surname… Continue reading Colin

C names, Emotion/Feelings, Literature, Love/Beloved, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Cedric

Cedric is a male given name which seems to have been created by Scottish writer and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) for his 1819 novel Ivanhoe. It's possible he based it on a Celtic name, Cerdic, of unknown origin and meaning though it could be related to Brythonic Caratacos which derives from Proto-Brythonic *karɨd (to love) derived from a PIE root word.… Continue reading Cedric

C names, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Unisex, Water, Word names

Cove

Cove refers to a small coastal inlet or a small, sheltered narrow bay. The origin of the word comes from Old English cofa (chamber; den; ark; cave) derived from Proto-Germanic *kubô (shed, hut). Cove is also a term in architecture which is used for a concave molding or a concave surface forming a junction between a ceiling and a… Continue reading Cove

Animals, C names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Conall

Conall is a Gaelic male name meaning "strong wolf" or "strong as a wolf" from Old Irish cú (dog, hound; wolf) which derives from a PIE root word. It belongs to several figures in Irish myth, including Irish hero Conall Cernach. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Conal (Irish) Conell (English) Connall (English) Connell (English) Konall (English)  

C names, Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Cara

Cara comes from an Italian word, the feminine singular of caro meaning "dear, beloved; precious, expensive"; it comes from Latin cārus (dear, beloved; expensive) via Proto-Italic *kāros (dear) derived from PIE root word *keh₂- (to desire, wish). Cara is also an Irish word meaning "friend" coming from Old Irish carae (friend; relative) via Proto-Celtic *karants (friend) derived from the same PIE root word… Continue reading Cara

C names, Female, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Ciela

Ciela could possibly be a variant of Cielo, a Spanish female name meaning "sky, heaven", taken from a Spanish title of the virgin Mary, which derives from a PIE root word. It may also have arisen as a short form of names that end in -ciela such as Graciela (the Spanish form of Grace). Origin: Proto-Indo-European   Variants: Cielo (Spanish,… Continue reading Ciela

C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Conrad

Conrad is an English male name meaning "brave counsel" derived from Germanic elements kuoni (brave, bold) and rad (counsel). It's also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Con, Connie, Rad, Cord/Kord (German) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Konrad (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Slovene) Konrád (Hungarian, Czech, Slovak) Coenraad (Dutch) Koenraad (Dutch) Corrado (Italian) Corradino (Italian diminutive of Corrado)… Continue reading Conrad

C names, Male, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Carlton

Carlton is an English male name derived from a surname via a place name meaning "settlement of free peasants" or "settlement of free men", referring to numerous places in England made up from Germanic Karl  “man”, originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society,… Continue reading Carlton

C names, Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Word names

Cadette

Cadette is the feminine singular of cadet in French, which refers to a student in military school training to be an officer in English, derived from French cadet which was used to refer to the younger sons of a noble family who won't inherit. The name comes from Latin capitellum meaning "small head" and "capital or chapter of a… Continue reading Cadette

C names, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex

Courtney

Courtney is an English unisex name originally derived from an English surname derived from a French place called Courtenay, which comes from Curtenus, a Latin name meaning "short" from Latin curtus (short) derived from a PIE root word. It may also have arisen as a nickname for someone with a short nose or someone who was short in stature. As… Continue reading Courtney

C names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Clytemnestra

Clytemnestra is the wife of Agamemnon in Greek mythology, the sister of Helen and the mother of Orestes, Iphigenia, Elektra, and Chrysothemis. While her husband is away at war she has an affair and they kill Agamememnon when he returns from the Trojan War. She is later killed by her son Orestes to avenge his father. Clytemnestra is made up of Ancient Greek klytos (famous, noble) and mnester (suitor,… Continue reading Clytemnestra

C names, Celtic, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Male, Mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Clyde

Clyde is an English male name of uncertain etymology. It derives from the River Clyde in Scotland though it could be derived from a Celtic word meaning "cleansing". It may also have gotten its name from the name of a Celtic goddess, Clota, who ruled over the River Clyde in Scotland. Origin: uncertain, perhaps Celtic Variants:… Continue reading Clyde

Ancient Greek, C names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Corinne

Corinne is the French form of Corinna, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Korinna derived from kore meaning "maiden", from which Korë is derived from, the name of an epithet of Persephone, a Greek goddess. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Corinna (English, German, Latinized Ancient Greek) Corina (English, German, Romanian) Korinna (Ancient Greek) Korina (Greek, English) Corine (English) Korine (English) Coreen (English) Koreen… Continue reading Corinne

C names, Color, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, White

Candida

Candida is a Late Roman name derived from Latin candidus meaning "white" derived from PIE root word (s)kand- or *kand- (to shine, glow). Nicknames: Candy, Dida, Deedee/DeeDee Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Cándida (Spanish) Cândida (Portuguese) Candide (French)   Male forms: Candidus (Late Roman) Candide (French) Cândido (Portuguese) Cándido (Spanish) Candid (English)  

C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Costache

Costache (pr. cos-ta-ke) is a Romanian variant of Constantin, the Romanian and French form of Constantine which means "constant, steadfast" from Latin constans. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Constantin (Romanian, French) Constantine (Latin, English) Constans (Late Roman) Constantinus (Late Roman) Konstantinos (Greek) Konstantin (German, Hungarian, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian) Kostadin (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Kostandin (Albanian) Constantijn (Dutch) Konstantine (Georgian) Konstantinos (Greek)… Continue reading Costache