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…

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…

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…