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…

Coram

Coram is an English surname derived from the name of a village called Corham. It seems to be made up from Old English elements corn (corn) and hamm (enclosure; or referring to a low-lying meadow). Coram is also a Latin word meaning “in person; face to face; publicly” and “before; in the presence of” and is used as a…

Cassius

Cassius comes from an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it may be related to Latin cassus meaning “empty, vain” derived from Proto-Indo-European *ḱes- (to cut). The name can be pronounced as either kas-see-es or cash-es. Nicknames: Cass, Cash Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kassius (Late Roman, English) Cassian (Ancient Roman) Kassian (English) Cassianus (Ancient Roman) Cassius (Ancient Roman)   Female forms:…

Cayzer

Cayzer comes from a surname, a variant of Kaiser which derives from the Germanic word for “emperor”; it’s a variant form of Caesar, an Ancient Roman cognomen famously attributed to Julius Caesar which later came to be regarded as an imperial title. Though its origins are unknown, it’s been linked to Latin caesaries meaning “hair”, referring to abundant or a luxurious head of…

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…

Corrigan

Corrigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Corragáin meaning “descendant of Corragán”, the later made up of Irish corr meaning “pointed” (such as in reference to a spear or a lance) and the diminutive suffix -an. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore, a fairy or dwarf-like creature; Korrigan means “little dwarf” made up…

Colton

Colton comes from an English surname name, originally used as a location name for someone who came from a place called Colton. It’s made up from Old English cola meaning “coal, charcoal” and tun (settlement; enclosure). Nicknames: Col, Colt Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kolton (English) Kolten (English) Colten (English)  

Conleth

Conleth is an Irish male name, the anglicized form of Old Irish Conláed meaning “chaste fire”, made up from Gaelic elements connla (pure, chase) and áed (fire) essentially meaning “pure fire” or “purifying fire”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Conley (Irish) Conláed (Irish) Connlaodh (Irish) Conlaeth (Irish) Conlaith (Irish)