C names, Elements, Fire, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Colbert

Colbert comes from a French Norman surname derived from a Germanic personal name of uncertain meaning. While the second element comes from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (bright, shining) from a PIE source, the first element is confusing. I've seen it listed as possibly being derived from Old English cōl (cool) via Proto-Germanic *kōlaz (cool) from PIE root *gel- (cold; to freeze). It may also be… Continue reading Colbert

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Animals, Birds, C names, Crow, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Crawford

Crawford comes from an English and Scottish surname derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" likely in reference to a ford where crows gather. It's composed from Old English crawe (crow; raven) via Proto-Germanic *krēǭ (crow) derived from a PIE root word; and ford which also comes from Proto-Germanic *furduz (ford) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Craw, Ford Origin:… Continue reading Crawford

C names, Female, Gaelic, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Unisex

Cassidy

Cassidy is an English unisex given name which comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of O Caiside meaning "descendant of Caiside", the latter meaning "curly haired or "curly headed". Nicknames: Cass, Cassie Origin: Gaelic Variants: Kassidy (English) Cassady (English) Cassadee (English) Kassady (English)  

Animals, C names, Celtic, Dog, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Colin

Colin originated as an English medieval diminutive of Nicholas, the Englush form of Ancient Greek Nikolaos meaning "victory of the people" made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people), both deriving from PIE root words. Colin has also been used as an angliicized form of Scottish names Cailean (meaning "whelp, young dog, puppy" derived from a Proto-Celtic source). Colin is also a surname… Continue reading Colin

C names, Emotion/Feelings, Literature, Love/Beloved, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Cedric

Cedric is a male given name which seems to have been created by Scottish writer and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) for his 1819 novel Ivanhoe. It's possible he based it on a Celtic name, Cerdic, of unknown origin and meaning though it could be related to Brythonic Caratacos which derives from Proto-Brythonic *karɨd (to love) derived from a PIE root word.… Continue reading Cedric

C names, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Unisex, Water, Word names

Cove

Cove refers to a small coastal inlet or a small, sheltered narrow bay. The origin of the word comes from Old English cofa (chamber; den; ark; cave) derived from Proto-Germanic *kubô (shed, hut). Cove is also a term in architecture which is used for a concave molding or a concave surface forming a junction between a ceiling and a… Continue reading Cove

Animals, C names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Conall

Conall is a Gaelic male name meaning "strong wolf" or "strong as a wolf" from Old Irish cú (dog, hound; wolf) which derives from a PIE root word. It belongs to several figures in Irish myth, including Irish hero Conall Cernach. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Conal (Irish) Conell (English) Connall (English) Connell (English) Konall (English)  

C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Conrad

Conrad is an English male name meaning "brave counsel" derived from Germanic elements kuoni (brave, bold) and rad (counsel). It's also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Con, Connie, Rad, Cord/Kord (German) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Konrad (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Slovene) Konrád (Hungarian, Czech, Slovak) Coenraad (Dutch) Koenraad (Dutch) Corrado (Italian) Corradino (Italian diminutive of Corrado)… Continue reading Conrad

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Carlton

Carlton is an English male name derived from a surname via a place name meaning "settlement of free peasants" or "settlement of free men", referring to numerous places in England made up from Germanic Karl  “man”, originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society,… Continue reading Carlton

C names, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex

Courtney

Courtney is an English unisex name originally derived from an English surname derived from a French place called Courtenay, which comes from Curtenus, a Latin name meaning "short" from Latin curtus (short) derived from a PIE root word. It may also have arisen as a nickname for someone with a short nose or someone who was short in stature. As… Continue reading Courtney

C names, Celtic, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Male, Mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Clyde

Clyde is an English male name of uncertain etymology. It derives from the River Clyde in Scotland though it could be derived from a Celtic word meaning "cleansing". It may also have gotten its name from the name of a Celtic goddess, Clota, who ruled over the River Clyde in Scotland. Origin: uncertain, perhaps Celtic Variants:… Continue reading Clyde

C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Costache

Costache (pr. cos-ta-ke) is a Romanian variant of Constantin, the Romanian and French form of Constantine which means "constant, steadfast" from Latin constans. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Constantin (Romanian, French) Constantine (Latin, English) Constans (Late Roman) Constantinus (Late Roman) Konstantinos (Greek) Konstantin (German, Hungarian, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian) Kostadin (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Kostandin (Albanian) Constantijn (Dutch) Konstantine (Georgian) Konstantinos (Greek)… Continue reading Costache

C names, Color, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Orange, Pink, Red/Crimson, Semitic, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Coral

Coral is used to describe the hard skeleton left behind by marine polyps that forms a larger structure like a reef or an atoll. The name comes 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 also refers to a pinkish, orange and red… Continue reading Coral

C names, Earth, Elements, Gaelic, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Creagan

Creagan is a variant spelling of Creegan, the anglicized form of Gaelic surname Ó Croidheagáin meaning "descendant of Croidheagán", the latter a diminutive of Irish croidhe, a dated spelling of croí meaning "heart" derived from PIE root *ḱḗr (heart). Creagan is also a Scottish Gaelic word meaning "rocks", the plural form of creag (rock). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Scottish Gaelic Variants: Creegan (Irish, English)  

C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Christobal

Christobal is a Spanish male name, a variant spelling of Cristóbal, the Spanish form of Christopher meaning "bearing Christ" made up from Greek elements pheros (to carry, to bear, to bring) and Greek given name Christos meaning “anointed”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Cristóbal (Spanish) Cristobal (Spanish, English)  

C names, Color, Female, Gold, Male, Moon, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Cress

Cress is the name of various species of plants with pungent edible leaves such as garden cress, watercress, or winter cress. The name comes from Old English cressa via Middle Low German kerse from Proto-Germanic *krasjon-, deriving from Proto-Indo-European root *gras- (to devour). Cress is also a nickname for names beginning with Cress- such as Cressida (a medieval form of Chryseis, an Ancient Greek female… Continue reading Cress

Animals, C names, Dog, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Conri

Conri is an anglicized form of Irish Conrí meaning "wolf king" made up from Old Irish con (dog, hound, wolf) which comes from Proto-Celtic *kū (dog; wolf) derived from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog); and Old Irish rí (king) from Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king) derived from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) which derives from root word *h₃reǵ- meaning "to straighten, to right oneself". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Conrí (Irish)  

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Caesar

Caesar comes from an Ancient Roman cognomen which later became a Roman imperial title after the rise of Julius Caesar. Though its come to be regarded as an imperial title, its origins are unknown. It's been linked to Latin caesaries meaning "hair", referring to abundant or a luxurious head of hair, derived from a PIE root word. It… Continue reading Caesar