Cian

Cian (pr. kee-an; Forvo) is the name of a hero in Irish mythology. It means “ancient; long, distant, far” derived from a Proto-Celtic word. In Irish mythology, Cian was a man who owned a magical cow that never ran out of milk. It was stolen from him by Balor and in an attempt to get her…

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)  

Carew

Carew comes from a Welsh and Cornish surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Carew. In Welsh it means “fort on the hill”, made up from Welsh elements caer (castle, fort) and rhiw (slope, hill), though it’s also possible that the second element may be composed of Welsh yw meaning “yew”,…

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…

Clovis

Clovis is a  French male name, the shortened form of Clodovicus, the Latinized form of Ancient Germanic Chlodovech meaning “famous battle” or “famous in battle”, derived from Germanic elements hlud (famous) and wig (war, battle). It’s also a French surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Louis (French, English, Dutch) Lewis (English) Loïc (French, Breton) Ludovic…

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  

Carmi

Carmi is a Hebrew male name meaning “vineyard”. It’s the name of a son of Reuben in the Bible. Origin: Hebrew  

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)  

Cortez

Cortez is an anglicized form of Cortéz, a Spanish surname which comes from cortés meaning “courteous, polite” via Latin court (court), which derives from a PIE root word. It may have originated as a nickname for someone who was courteous or had nice manners (though it may also have originated as an ironic nickname for someone who was the…