Claude

Claude is a French unisex name, the French form of Claudius, an Ancient Roman family name which could be related to Latin claudus meaning “lame, limping; cripple) which seems to be derived from a PIE root word, or perhaps from a pre-Greek origin. Claude is also a French surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms:…

Christie

Christie is often used as a nickname for Christopher or Christina or any variants of the names, making it a unisex name. The names comes from Ancient Greek Khristos meaning “anointed” or “the anointed one”, via from Ancient Greek khrī́ō (to anoint oneself, to rub) derived from a PIE root word *gʰer- (to rub); Christopher is a combination of Khristos and Ancient Greek pheros…

Christina

Christina is a shortened form of Christiana, the feminine form of Christian which comes from Latin Christianus meaning “a Christian”, referring to someone who followed Christianity. Christian comes from Ancient Greek Khristos meaning “anointed” or “the anointed one”, via from Ancient Greek khrī́ō (to anoint oneself, to rub) derived from a PIE root word *gʰer- (to rub). Christina is also a surname originating from the…

Camilla

Camilla is the feminine form of Camillus, an Ancient Roman cognomen of unknown origin, likely derived from an Etruscan origin. Camillus is also a Latin term used to refer to an acolyte, a youth employed in the rituals and sacrifices of ancient Roman religion. Camilla is also the name of a female warrior in the Aenead, a member of…

Coby

Coby originated as a nickname for Jacob or its feminine form Jacoba, which derives from Hebrew Ya’aqov meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Cobie (English) Cobey (English) Kobey (English) Cobe (English) Kobe (Dutch, English) Koby (English) Kobie (English)  

Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the name of a Native American tribe that lived in the Great Plains. The name comes from a Dakota word, shahiyena, meaning “red speaker”. Cheyenne has been used as a unisex name in English, though probably more popular for girls. Origin: Dakota Variants: Cheyanne (English) Shyanne (English)  

Cameron

Cameron comes from a Scottish surname meaning “crooked nose” or “hook nose” from Gaelic elements cam (crooked) and sron (nose). It’s also a habitational surname from any place called Cambrun which seems to come from a different source, meaning “crooked hill” from Gaelic cam (crooked) and brun (hill). Nicknames: Cam, Cammy/Cammie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Camron (English) Kameron (English) Kamron (English) Camren…

Chelan

Chelan is the name of a county in Washington which gets its name from a nearby lake. The name itself comes from a Chelan Indian word, Tsi-laan, meaning “deep water”. Chelān چلان is also the name of a few villages in Iran. According to Google Translate it means moon but I’m not confident in its accuracy, especially since…

Cordelia

Cordelia is the name of the heroine of Shakespeare’s tragic play, King Lear (1606), the youngest of King Lear‘s three daughter and his favorite, though that didn’t stop him from banishing her when she didn’t shower him with affection as her older sisters did for one third of the kingdom to be divided among them. Shakespeare based…