C names, Earth, Elements, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Clive

Clive comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who lived near a cliff. The name comes from Old English clif (cliff; a group of rocks or crag) derived from Proto-Germanic *klibą (cliff, rock) via a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Clyve (English)  

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C names, Celtic, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Old Norse, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Creek

Creek comes from a nature name referring to a stream of water smaller than a river or a small inlet or bay narrower than a cove. It derives from Old Norse kriki meaning "corner, nook". The Creeks are also a Native American tribe, also known as the Muscogees. Creek is also an English surname, likely deriving from a… Continue reading Creek

C names, Earth, Elements, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Water

Clifford

Clifford is an English male name derived from a surname meaning "ford by a cliff" originally used to refer to someone who lived near one. It's made up of Old English elements clif (cliff) derived from Proto-Germanic *klibą (to stick) which ultimately comes from Proto-Indo-European *gleybʰ; and Old English ford (ford) also derived from Proto-Germanic *furduz (ford) ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pértus (crossing). Nicknames: Cliff, Ford… Continue reading Clifford

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Penna

Penna comes from Latin meaning "feather, plume, wing". It's also an Italian surname, either derived from the given name, or from Spanish Peña meaning "rock, cliff", a locational surname referring to someone who lived near a cliff or rocky land. There's also the Penna river in India (also known as Penneru) which comes from the Telugu words penu (grand)… Continue reading Penna