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)  

Coralyn

Coralyn is an English female name, either a variant of Coralie, a 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). It’s also possible that Coralyn is an elaborated form of Cora, the Latinized form of…

Christmas

Christmas is a major Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, usually celebrated on December 25. It means “Christ’s mass” from Old English Cristes mæsse and seems to have been used sparingly as a given name, for either gender. Christmas is also an English surname, either originating as a nickname for someone born on that day, or…

Caridad

Caridad is a Spanish female name (and word) meaning “charity” which comes from Latin cāritās, cāritātis (dearness; costliness; charity; regard, esteem) via cārus (dear, beloved; expensive) derived from PIE root *keh₂- (to desire, wish). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Chelsea

Chelsea is an English female given name which originated as the name of a district in London. It’s made up from Old English elements cealc (chalk) via Latin calx (limestone; chalk) of unknown origin though possibly via Ancient Greek khalix (small stone, pebble), itself of unknown origin, possibly from a pre-Greek source; and hȳþ, hyth (landing place), itself derived from…

Cielo

Cielo is a Spanish and Italian word meaning “sky, heaven” which derives from Latin caelum (heaven, sky) via a PIE root word. It’s used as a Spanish female name and is also a Spanish surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ciela (Spanish, English)  

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)…

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  

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)