C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Word names

Cooper

Cooper comes from an English surname, an occupational name for someone who made or repaired barrels, tubs, buckets, casks, etc. It's made from English coop via Old English cȳpe (basket, cask), a cognate of Middle Dutch and German kuper (cooper) which may be derived from Latin cupa (tub, cask, vat) via a PIE root word. Nicknames: Coop Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Cooper

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C names, Color, Female, Gold, Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Mythology, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Semitic, Virtues/Attributes

Cressida

Cressida is a female given name, seemingly a Medieval English and Renaissance variant of Chryseis, an Ancient Greek female name, a patronymic meaning "daughter of Chryses"; Chryses is an Ancient Greek male name meaning "gold, golden" which seems to be derived from a Semitic source. Chryseis's real name was Astynome. Chryseis features in the Iliad, the daughter of an Apollon priest who… Continue reading Cressida

Ancient Greek, Battle/War, C names, Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Female, Greek mythology, Latin, Light, Moon, Mythology, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Celina

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

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… Continue reading Charis

Animals, Birds, C names, Crane, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

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… Continue reading Crane

C names, Corn, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Word names

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… Continue reading Coram

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

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)  

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

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:… Continue reading Cassius