China

China is the name of a country in East China as well as the name of a fine porcelain. The origin behind the name isn't clear-cut. It may have originated from Persian čin چین (China) via Sanskrit Cīna (China) which may have originated from the name of the Qi 秦 (pr. chin) dynasty, the first imperial dynasty of China lasting from …

Cornelian

Cornelian is an alternate spelling of Carnelian, the name of a reddish-brown type of chalcedony used in jewelry. Cornelian comes from either Latin cornus meaning "cornel, dogwood" which may be related to Ancient Greek kerasós (cherry), derived from an uncertain origin, either Anatolian or pre-Greek; or from Latin cornu meaning "horn". The Carnelian spelling seems to have been influenced from Latin carneus …

Carly

Carly is a female given name, the feminine form of Carl which comes from Proto-Germanic *karilaz meaning "free man" derived from a PIE root word. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society, connoting the idea of someone who was free. …

Cadmium

Cadmium is the name of a chemical element (symbol Cd) with an atomic number of 48. It's a soft silvery-white bluish color and can be coated to metals to prevent corrosion, and  is also used to make rechargeable batteries and in the control rods of nuclear reactors. Cadmium can also be used as a colored pigment …

Clarity

Clarity is an English word referring to a state or quality of clearness or lucidity, either in appearance, thought, or style. It comes from Old French clarté (clarity; clearness) via Latin clāritās (clarity; brightness) from clarus (clear, bright; famous) derived from PIE root word *kelh₁- (to shout, call). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Klarity (English)  

Chantal

Chantal comes from a French surname meaning "stone, stony" which comes from Old Occitan cantal (stone); although its popularly become associated with Old French chant (song), there's no etymological link between the two. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Chantel (English) Chantelle (English) Shantel (English) Shantelle (English)  

Celandine

Celandine is the name of a species of flower, one known as the greater Celandine (Cheladonium majus) and lesser celandine (Ficaria verna). The name comes from Latin chelidonia (Celandine, swallowwort) via chelidonius (of or pertaining to a swallow) which comes from Ancient Greek khelidon (swallow), which may be derived from a PIE root word or perhaps from a …

Coralie

Coralie is the French form of Koralia, which is a Greek female name derived from Ancient Greek korallion (coral), of uncertain etymology though it could be derived from a Semitic source, from Hebrew goral (small pebble) or Arabic garal (small stone). Coral is used to describe the hard skeleton left behind by marine polyps that forms a larger structure like a reef or an atoll. …

Clarissa

Clarissa is the Latinate form of Clarice, a Medieval English vernacular form of Late Latin Claritia which comes from Clara meaning "clear, bright, famous" via Latin clarus (clear bright; famous) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Clare, Clary, Rissa Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Clarisse (French) Clarice (English) Claritia (Late Roman) Clarisa (Spanish) Klarissa (English)    

Colleen

Colleen is an English female name meaning "girl" from the Irish word cailín (girl). However, despite its origin, Colleen is not used as a given name in Ireland, likely originating as a given name from Irish families who immigrated to North America. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Coleen (English) Colene (English) Kolleen (English)  

Constantine

Constantine is the name of several Roman and Byzantine emperors of the ancient world. It comes from Latin constans meaning "constant, steadfast" derived from a PIE root word. Constantine is also a surname originating from the given name. While overwhelmingly a male name in many countries, in France it's used as a female name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European …

Camden

Camden comes from an English surname, originating as a locational name for someone who came from a town called Camden. It's made up of Old English campas (enclosure) and denu (valley), essentially meaning "enclosed valley". Nicknames: Cam Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kamden (English)