Claude

Claude is a French unisex name, the French form of Claudius, an Ancient Roman family name which could be related to Latin claudus meaning “lame, limping; cripple) which seems to be derived from a PIE root word, or perhaps from a pre-Greek origin. Claude is also a French surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms:…

Christie

Christie is often used as a nickname for Christopher or Christina or any variants of the names, making it a unisex name. The names comes from Ancient Greek Khristos meaning “anointed” or “the anointed one”, via from Ancient Greek khrī́ō (to anoint oneself, to rub) derived from a PIE root word *gʰer- (to rub); Christopher is a combination of Khristos and Ancient Greek pheros…

Coby

Coby originated as a nickname for Jacob or its feminine form Jacoba, which derives from Hebrew Ya’aqov meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Cobie (English) Cobey (English) Kobey (English) Cobe (English) Kobe (Dutch, English) Koby (English) Kobie (English)  

Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the name of a Native American tribe that lived in the Great Plains. The name comes from a Dakota word, shahiyena, meaning “red speaker”. Cheyenne has been used as a unisex name in English, though probably more popular for girls. Origin: Dakota Variants: Cheyanne (English) Shyanne (English)  

Cameron

Cameron comes from a Scottish surname meaning “crooked nose” or “hook nose” from Gaelic elements cam (crooked) and sron (nose). It’s also a habitational surname from any place called Cambrun which seems to come from a different source, meaning “crooked hill” from Gaelic cam (crooked) and brun (hill). Nicknames: Cam, Cammy/Cammie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Camron (English) Kameron (English) Kamron (English) Camren…

Cody

Cody comes from an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Cuidightigh meaning “descendant of Cuidightheach”, the latter being an Old Irish byname meaning “helpful”, likely in reference to someone who was helpful. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Codie (English) Codee (English) Codey (English) Kody (English) Kodie (English) Kodey (English) Kodee (English) Koty (English) Coty (English) Kodi…

Celestine

Celestine is the anglicized form of Latin Caelestinus meaning “heavenly”, a derivative of caelestis meaning “sky, heaven” which derives from a PIE root word. Celestine is a unisex name that seems to be more commonly used for girls, yet it does have a legitimate use of being used on men. Celestine is also a surname originating from the…

Calyx, Calix

Calyx comes from Latin meaning “bud; husk, pod, outer covering; eggshell; shells of fruit” which comes from Ancient Greek kálux via kalupto (to cover, conceal) which may possibly be derived from PIE root *kel- (to cover). In botany, it refers to the outermost group of floral parts, the sepals, while in zoology it refers to any of various cup-like…

Cassiel

Cassiel is the name of an archangel in Judeo-Christian religion, who watches events unfold with little interference. He is the angel of solitude and tears, is one of the seven archangels, and is supposedly very fast which would account for the meaning of the name, “speed of God” from Hebrew. Origin: Hebrew   Variants: Casiel…