C names, Female, Malay, Male, Nature, Unisex, Word names

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  

Bright/Clear, C names, Color, Female, Light, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

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)  

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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… Continue reading Cortez

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Clover

Clover is the name of a genus of wildflower, usually with three leaves but occasionally it has four leaves, which is considered lucky. The word comes from Old English cāfre via Proto-Germanic *klaibrǭ (clover), which is of uncertain origin though perhaps deriving from Proto-Germanic *klaiwaz, itself derived from PIE root word *gleh₁y- (to smear; to stick, glue). Clover is also… Continue reading Clover

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Cain

Cain is the name of the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel. It seems to be derived from Hebrew qanah meaning "acquired, acquisition" or perhaps related to a root word meaning "to create"; it could also be from qayin meaning "spear" or "smith" Cain is also a Welsh word and female name meaning "lovely,… Continue reading Cain

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Cairo

Cairo is the name of the capital city of Egypt. It comes from Arabic al-qahira اَلْقَاهِرَة meaning "the victorious", which seems to have received its name from the medieval Arabic name of the planet Mars, al-Najm al-Qāhir (النجم القاهر‎), or "the conquering star", apparently because it was visible above the city at the time of its founding. Origin: Arabic   Variants:… Continue reading Cairo

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Cypress

Cypress is the name of a group of coniferous trees. It comes from Ancient Greek kupárissos (cypress; cypress wood) which derives from an unknown pre-Greek Mediterranean origin, perhaps related to Hebrew gopher/gofer, the name of the wood used to build Noah‘s ark. The cypress tree has a long history of symbolism in many cultures, symbolizing immortality, mourning, and hope,… Continue reading Cypress

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Crispin

Crispin is the English form of Roman cognomen Crispinus, a diminutive of Crispus meaning “curly (haired)”. Crispin is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Crispus (Ancient Roman) Crispinus (Ancient Roman) Crispian (Archaic English) Kryspin (Polish)  

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Carlos

Carlos is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Charles, which comes from Germanic Karl meaning “man” via Proto-Germanic *karilaz (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 a “free man”. Carlos is also a… Continue reading Carlos