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

Cecelia

Cecelia is a variant spelling of Cecilia, a variant of Caecilia which is the feminine form of Caecilius, an Ancient Roman family name which comes from Latin caecus meaning “blind; hidden, invisible” via Proto-Italic *kaikos (blind) which derives from PIE *káykos (one-eyed, blind). Nicknames: Cissy/Sissy, Cece, Celia Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Cecilia (English, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Romanian, Finnish, German) Cicely (English)… Continue reading Cecelia

C names, Female, Malay, Male, Nature, Unisex, Word names

Caladium

Caladium is the name of a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae, also known as elephant eat, heart of Jesus, and angel wings. The name comes from Malay keladi with the Latin suffix -ium. In the language of flowers, Caladium means joy and delight. It's pronounced kuh-ley-dee-um Origin: Malay  

Bright/Clear, C names, Color, Female, Light, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Candor

Candor is an English noun word used to refer to someone who is sincere and frank in their words or actions. It comes from Latin candor meaning "dazzling white; brightness, radiance" via candere (to shine; glitter, glow) from PIE root word *kand- (to shine). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Candour (British English)  

C names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Chione

Chione (pr. kee-oh-nee) is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of the Oceanid Callirrhoe, who was turned into a snow cloud by Hermes. Chione is also the name of an Aurae (wind nymph) who was the goddess of the snow and winter, and daughter of Boreas (god of the north wind, who also had a lover… Continue reading Chione

C names, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Clover

Clover is the name of a genus of wildflower, usually with three leaves but occasionally it has four leaves, which is considered lucky. The word comes from Old English cāfre via Proto-Germanic *klaibrǭ (clover), which is of uncertain origin though perhaps deriving from Proto-Germanic *klaiwaz, itself derived from PIE root word *gleh₁y- (to smear; to stick, glue). Clover is also… Continue reading Clover

Battle/War, C names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh, Word names

Cain

Cain is the name of the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel. It seems to be derived from Hebrew qanah meaning "acquired, acquisition" or perhaps related to a root word meaning "to create"; it could also be from qayin meaning "spear" or "smith" Cain is also a Welsh word and female name meaning "lovely,… Continue reading Cain

Arabic, Astronomy, C names, Female, Male, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Cairo

Cairo is the name of the capital city of Egypt. It comes from Arabic al-qahira اَلْقَاهِرَة meaning "the victorious", which seems to have received its name from the medieval Arabic name of the planet Mars, al-Najm al-Qāhir (النجم القاهر‎), or "the conquering star", apparently because it was visible above the city at the time of its founding. Origin: Arabic   Variants:… Continue reading Cairo

Astronomy, C names, Female, Persian, Virtues/Attributes

Çolpan

Çolpan is a Turkish female name meaning "Venus" as in the planet, as well as a Turkish surname. From what I could find, the etymology behind the name is uncertain and rather interesting. It may have originally derived from a Persian word meaning "shepherd", perhaps because shepherds used the Morning Star to lead their flock… Continue reading Çolpan

C names, Female, Male, Nature, Unisex, Word names

Cypress

Cypress is the name of a group of coniferous trees. It comes from Ancient Greek kupárissos (cypress; cypress wood) which derives from an unknown pre-Greek Mediterranean origin, perhaps related to Hebrew gopher/gofer, the name of the wood used to build Noah‘s ark. The cypress tree has a long history of symbolism in many cultures, symbolizing immortality, mourning, and hope,… Continue reading Cypress

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

Chantry

Chantry comes from an English surname via Old French chanterie which comes from French chanter meaning "to sing". It comes from Latin cantare which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. It originated as an endowment of a priest to sing daily mass for the souls of specific people. It may also have originated as a nickname for the… Continue reading Chantry