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…

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…

Colette

Colette is a French female name, a short form of Nicolette, a diminutive of Nicole, the feminine form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people” which comes from Ancient Greek Nikolaos. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Collette (French, English) Coletta (Italian, English) Colletta (English)  

Corexia

Corexia is an intriguing female name with irritatingly very little information behind it. What I could find is that it’s a Galician female name, or at least I found used once as a Galician name, according to this website I came across which explores medieval names in the western world (here). I’ve noticed that in Galician…

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…

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)  

Caifeng

Caifeng is a Chinese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: cǎi 彩 “color; variegated” + feng 鳳 “phoenix”;  cái 財 “fortune; wealth; valuables” + feng 鳳 “phoenix” Spelled Kaifeng 开封 it’s the name of a city in Henan, China as well as a few other places. Origin: Chinese  

Cedar

Cedar is the name of several different coniferous trees that grow in different parts of the world, belonging to the genus Cedrus. The name comes from Old French cedre via Latin cedrus which comes from Ancient Greek kedros (referring to several species of tree in genus Juniperus or trees similar to it) which derives from an unknown origin, perhaps from…

Cyprian

Cyprian is a shortened form of Cyprianus, a Roman family name meaning “from Cyprus”, given to someone who came from the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus comes from Ancient Greek Kupros derived from an unknown origin, possibly pre-Greek, although there have been several theories suggested: it could be related to the word cypress, which derives from an…