Carey

Carey is an English unisex name, derived from Irish surname Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of Ciardha", the latter a given name derived from Irish ciar meaning "black" though it may also be derived from Welsh caer meaning "fort, castle", making it a variant form of Carew meaning "fort on the hill". Carey may also be derived from Irish car (love) which comes from Proto-Celtic *kareti (to … Continue reading Carey

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Creed

Creed is an English word meaning “that which is believed” or to any set of beliefs, religious or political. It comes from Old English credo, creda from Latin credo meaning “I believe” via credere (to believe) ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *kerd-dhe- (to put one's heart, i.e. to believe, to trust in). Creed is also a surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European … Continue reading Creed

Crimson

Crimson refers to a deep purplish-red color originally derived from Arabic qirmiz from Persian kermes, the name of the insects from which the dye was originally prepared from; the name comes from Sanskrit krmi-ja meaning "produced by a worm" or "worm-made". Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Krimson (English)  

Casey

Casey comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Cathasaigh meaning "descendant of Cathasach", the latter being a given name meaning "vigilant" or "watchful". Origin: Irish   Variants: Kasey (English) Kacey (English) Kaycee (English) Kacie (English) Kaci (English)  

Carroll

Carroll comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Cearbhall which may derived from Gaelic cearbh meaning "hacking", which may have been a byname for a butcher or a fierce warrior. Carroll could also be a variant spelling of Carol, either a shortened form of Caroline which ultimately comes from Proto-Germanic *karilaz meaning “free man”, though Carol is also an English word meaning "joyful … Continue reading Carroll

Cadrian

Cadrian seems to be a modern English name, either an elaborated form of Cade, which has a variety of meanings and origins such as: being an English surname derived from a metonymic occupational surname for a cooper (someone who made and repaired barrels) which comes from Old French cade (cask, barrel); it could also be from a Medieval English given … Continue reading Cadrian

Capricorn

Capricorn comes from Latin Capricornus meaning "horned goat" or "having horns like a goat" from Latin capra (goat) and cornu (horn), the name originally referring to a mythical hybrid of a goat fish, a half-goat, half-fish creature with its top half that of a goat and its lower half of a fish. It's the name of a both a constellation and … Continue reading Capricorn

Chase

Chase is a given name derived from an English surname meaning "chase, hunt" derived from Old French chacier (to hunt) via Latin captiare (catch). It was an occupational surname for a huntsman or given as a nickname for an exceptionally skilled hunter. Origin: Latin Variants: Chace (English)  

Corin

Corin is the French masculine form of Quirinus, a Latin name meaning "spear" or "lance" from Sabine quiris. In Roman mythology, Quirinus was a Sabine god who was later absorbed into the Roman pantheon, as well as being an epithet of Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, doorways, and endings. Corin could also be a variant form of … Continue reading Corin

Chika

Chika is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings, from Japanese elements chi meaning: 千 (thousand); 智 (knowledge, wisdom); 散 (scatter); 知 (to know, wisdom); and ka meaning: 佳 (beautiful, good, excellent); 花 (flower); 加 (add, addition, increase); 可 (permitted, allowed, licensed); 嘉 (praise, auspicious); 夏 (summer); 賀 (congratulate, greet, celebrate); 香 (fragrance); … Continue reading Chika