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Cäcilia f (G.) < L. Caecilia.

Caecilia f (L.) feminine form of Caecilius.

Caecilius m (L.) a name of Roman gens < caecus blind.

Caelia f (L.) feminine form of Caelius.

Caelius f (L.). < L. coelum (caelum) sky.

Caesar f (L.) < caesaries long, flowing or luxuriant hair, possibly < Sabinian origin. Originally it was derisory nickname of Gajus Julius, the illustrious Roman statesman and general (100-44 B.C.), who however became completely bald at an early age.

Caja f (L.) see Gaja.

Cajus m (L.) see Gajus.

Cal m (E.) short form of Calvin.

Caligula m (L.) little boot, diminutive < caliga boot. Nickname of a Roman emperor (ruled 37-41 A.D.), who was famous with his extravagances.

Calpurnia f (L.) feminine form of Calpurnius. Calpurnia was the wife of Julius Caesar.

Calpurnius m (L.) Name of a Roman gens; of unclear origin.

Calvin m (E.) < Latinized Calvinus < F. Cauvin < L. calvus bald. Jean Calvin was a French Protestant theologian.

Camelia f (It., Sp., Am.) < NL. camellia, see Camellia.

Camélia f (F.) < NL. camellia, see Camellia.

Camellia f (E.) < NL. camellia an ornamental greenhouse shrub < the name of G. J. Kamel (latinized Camellus) -- a Jesuit missionary from Moravia, who was the first scientist to describe the plant (d. 1706).

Cami or Camie f (Am.) pet form of Camilla.

Camila f (Sp.) < Camilla.

Camilla f (L., It., E.) < Etruscan, meaning unknown. According to the Roman poet Virgil Camilla was a warrior maiden of the Volscians (flourished 3d c. B.C.).

Cammie or Cammy f (Am.) pet form of Camilla.

Camille [ka'mij] f (F.) < L. Camilla.

Camillo f (It.) < L. Camillus.

Camillus m (L.) masculine form of Camilla.

Camilo f (Sp., Port.) < Camillus.

Candace [k@n'deisI] f (E.) < L. canditia whiteness. It was the title of the queens of Ethiopa in New Testament times.

Candi f (Am.) pet form of Candace or Candida.

Candice f (Am.) variant of Candace.

Candida f (L., Sp., Port., It., Am.) feminine of Candidus or Candido.

Candide f (F.) < L. Candidus.

Candido f (Sp., It.) < L. Candidus.

Cândido f (Port.) < L. Candidus.

Candidus f (L.) shining, bright, white < candere to sparkle. St Candidus was a Christian martyr (died c. 286 A.D.), who was executed at Agaunum (near modern Geneva in Switzerland) together with SS Maurice, Vitalis and Exuperius.

Candie f (Am.) pet form of Candace or Candida.

Candis f (Am.) variant of Candace.

Candy f (E.) short form of Candace or Candida.

Candyce f (Am.) variant of Candace.

Caprice [k@'pri:s] f (Am.) < F. caprice excentric idea or action, whim < It. capriccio < L. capra she-goat.

Cara f (L., E.) feminine form of L. carus dear, beloved.

Carey, Cari or Carie f (Am.) pet forms of Caridad, Carina or Carita.

Caridad f (Sp., Am.) charity < L. caritas, -atis < carus dear; see Charity.

Carina f (It., E.) diminutive < L. Cara.

Carita f (Sp., Am.) < Sp. cara dear, beloved with the diminutive suffix -ita; see Cara.

Carmen f (Sp.) < L. carmen song, hymn.

Carmina f (L., It., Am.) < L. carmina song, charm.

Carmon f (Am.) Americanized variant of Carmen.

Cassarah f (E) a recently created name < Sp. expression que será, será what will be, will be.

Cassia f (L., E.) female form of Cassius.

Cassius f (L.) name of a Roman gens; of unknown, possibly Etruscan origin.

Cecelia f (Am.) spelling variant of Cecilia.

Cecil m (E.) < L. Caecilius.

Cecila f (Am.) variation of Cecilia.

Cécile mf (F.) < L. Cecilius or Caecilia.

Cecilia f (Sp., Port., It. [tSe'tSilia], E.) < L. Caecilia.

Cecille f (Am.) < F. Cécile.

Cecily f (E.) form of Cecilia.

Celesta f (Sp., Am..) < L. Coelesta.

Celeste f (E.) < L. Coelesta.

Celestina f (Sp., Port., It. [tSele'stina]) < L. Coelestina.

Celestine m (E.) < L. Coelestinus.

Celestino f (Sp., Port., It. [tSele'stinO]) < L. Coelestinus.

Celia f (It. ['tSelia], E.) < L. Caelia.

Célie f (F.) < L. Caelia.

Celine f (E.) < L. Coelina.

Céline f (F.) < L. Coelina.

Cendrillon [s{dRi'j_] f (F.) Cinderella; < F. cendre < L. cenus, -eris ash; see Cinderella.

César m (F. [se'za:R], Sp. ['Tesar], Port. ['sezÄÒ]) < L. Caesar.

Cesare m (It.) ['tSezare] < L. Caesar.

Chance f, m (E.) < F. chance < VL. cadentia fall < L. cadere to fall.

Chanel, Chanell or Chanelle f (Am.) < the name of the French dress designer Coco (Gabriel) Chanel (1883-1971). The F. chanel < L. canalis channel.

Chandler m (E.) candle seller; from a surname of OF. origin -- ME. chandeler < MF. chandelier < OF. chandelle < L. candela candle.

Channing m (E.) < OF. channel < L. canalis channel, canal. From a surname or a place name.

Chantal f (F.) < chanter to sing < L. cantare.

Chante f (Am.) < F. chanter to sing < L. cantare.

Chantel f (F., Am.) form of Chantal.

Chantell or Chantelle f (Am.) variation of Chantel.

Charity f (E.) < OF. charité < L. caritas, -atis charity < carus dear.

Charmaine f (F.) < L. carmineus song, charm, incantation < carmen song. Carmineus was used as a Roman family name.

Charmian f (E.) < OF. < L. carmineus; see Charmaine.

Chase m (E.) hunt < MF. chasser < VL. captiare < CL. capere to catch.

Chastity f (E.) OF. chastité < L. castitas, -atis < castus pure.

Chauncey m (E.) < OF. surname; meaning unknown.

Cher [Ser] f (E.) < F. chère < L. cara dear; see Cara.

Cheri ['Seri] f (E.) form of Cherie.

Cherie ['Seri] f (E.) < F. chérie darling past.part. < chérir to cherish < cher < L. carus dear; see Cara.

Cherish f (E.) < F. chérir to cherish < cher < L. carus dear; see Cherie.

Cherry ['tSeri] f (E.) form of Cherie.

Cheryl ['Seril] f (E.) form of Cherie.

Chester m (E.) from a surname < OF. Chester a city in England < L. castrum encampment, fortified place -- in the Antiquity Chester was chosen by the Romans as headquarters of the 20th Legion.

Chet m (E.) short form of Chester.

Chiara ['kjara] f (It.) < L. Clara.

Chiquita f (Sp., Am.) little girl < Sp. chica girl.

Chonsie f (E.) feminine form of Chauncey.

Chrétien [kre'tj}] m (F.) OF. Chrestien < L. Christianus.

Christian m (E., G.) < L. Christianus.

Christiana f (L.) feminine form of Christianus.

Christiane f (G.) feminine form of Christian.

Christianus m (L.) christian < Gk. CristiAnoS, v < CrIstOS anointed one, Christ.

Christina f (L.) feminine form of Christianus.

Christine f (E.) < L. Christina.

Christy f (E.) pet form of Christine.

Cicely f (E.) feminine form of Cecil.

Cicero m (L.) Cognomen of the gens of the Tullii; < L. cicero, -onis bean. Marcus Tullius Cicero (fl. 106-43 B.C.) was the most famous Roman orator.

Cinderella f (E.) ash girl; < E. cinder ash < F. cendre < L. cenus, -eris ash; formed with the diminutive suffix -ell- < F. ell- < L. -ill-. Cinderella is a heroine of a popular European folktale.

Claire [klER] f (F.) < L. Clara.

Clara f (L., Sp., Port., E., G.) clear, bright.

Clare f (E.) < L. Clara.

Clarence m (E.) < ML. Clarentius of Clare < Ir. An Clár, county in the province of Munster, Ireland.

Claretha f (Am.) variation of Claretta.

Claretta f (Am.) < Clara with the diminutive suffix -ett-.

Clarice f (It.[kl'aritSe], E., Port.) pet form of Clara.

Clarissa f (E.) Latinized form of Clarice.

Clarita f (Sp., Am.) Sp. diminutive form of Clara.

Claud m (E.) < L. Claudius.

Claude m (F.) [klod] < L. Claudius.

Claudette [klo'dEt] f (F.) feminine form of Claude.

Claudia f (L., Sp., Port., It.) feminine form of Claudius or Claudio.

Claudie f (Am.) diminutive form of Claudia.

Claudine [klo'din] f (F.) feminine form of Claude.

Claudio m (Sp., Port., It.) < L. Claudius.

Claudius m (L., G.) < claudus limping.

Clémence f (F.) < L. Clementia.

Clemencia f (Sp., Am.) < L. Clementia.

Clemens m (L., G.) L. clemens, -entis meek, gentle. The name of 14 popes.

Clement m (E.) < L. Clemens.

Clément [kle'm{] m (F.) < L. Clemens.

Clemente m (Sp., Port., It.) < L. Clemens.

Clementia f (L.) < L. clementia clemency.

Clementine f (E.) feminine form of Clement.

Clémentine f (F.) feminine form of Clément.

Clementina f (L., Sp., It., Am.) feminine form of Clemens (Clemente).

Clemenza [kle'mentsa] f (It.) < L. Clementia.

Clemmie f (Am.) pet form of Clemence or Clementine.

Clodia f (L.) variant of Claudia.

Clodius m (L.) variant of Claudius.

Coelesta f (L.) heavenly, celestial < coelum sky.

Coelestina f (L.) feminine form of Coelestinus.

Coelestinus f (L.) heavenly, celestial < coelum sky.

Coelina f (L.). heavenly, celestial < L. coelum sky.

Colin m (Ir.) short form of Columba.

Columba m (Ir.) < L. columba dove. Saint Columba was a sixth century Irish monk.

Connie f (E.) Short form of Constance (or Caroline).

Concepción [kOnsE'pTjOn] f (Sp.) < L. conceptio, -onis conception < concipere to conceive.

Conception f (Am.) Americanized form of Sp. Concepción.

Concetta f (It. [kOn'tSetta], Am.) It. concetta < L. concepta she that is conceived, past. part. < concipere to conceive; cf. Concepción (Conception).

Concha f (Sp.) short familiar form of Concepción.

Conchita f (Sp.) diminutive form of Concha or Hispanization of the It. Concetta.

Constance f (F., E.) < L. Constantia.

Constans m (L.) < L. pres. part. constans, -antis < constare to stand firm < con- with + stare to stand.

Constant m (F.) < L. Constans, -antis.

Constantia f (L.) L. steadiness, firmness < constare to stand firm < con- with + stare to stand.

Constantin m (Rum.) < L. Constantinus.

Constantine m (F., E.) < L. Constantinus.

Constantino m (Sp., Port., It.) < L. Constantinus.

Constantinus m (L., G.) < L. constare to stand firm < con- with + stare to stand. Constantinus (Constantine) was the first Christian Roman emperor (d. 337 A.D.).

Constantius m (L.) < L. constare to stand firm < con- with + stare to stand.

Constanzo m (It.) < L. Constantius.

Constenza f (Sp.) < L. Constantia.

Consuela f (Sp., Am.) feminization of Consuelo, whose -o ending implies a masculine gender.

Consuelo f (Sp.) consolation < L. consolari to console.

Contessa f (Am.) < It. contessa countess < ML. comitessa, feminine form of comes, -itis earl, count.

Coração [kura's{o] f (Port.) heart < L. cor, cordis heart.

Corazón [kOra'TOn] f (Sp.) heart < L. cor, cordis heart.

Corbin m (E.) < L. corbinus raven.

Cordelia f (L.) < cor, cordis heart.

Cornelia f (L., It.) feminine form of Cornelius.

Cornelio m (It.) < L. Cornelius.

Corneliu m (Rum.) < L. Cornelius.

Cornelius m (L., G., Du.) Name of a Roman gens; < L. cornu horn.

Cortney f (Am.) variation of Courtney.

Costantino m (It.) < L. Constantinus.

Costanza f (It.) < L. Constantia.

Costanzo m (It.) < L. Constantius.

Costenza f (Sp.) < L. Constantia.

Courtney mf (E.) < OF. court nez short nose < L. curtus short and nasus nose.

Creola f (LatAm., Am..) E. creole < F. créole < Sp. criollo < Port. crioulo white person born in the colonies < criar to bear, create < L. creare to create.

Crispin m (E.) < L. Crispinus.

Crispina m (L.) feminine form of Crispinus.

Crispinus m (L.) one with curly hair < L. crispus curl.

Cristiano m (Sp., It.) < L. Christianus.

Cristina f (Sp., Port., It.) feminine form of Cristiano.

Cristine f (F.) feminine form of Chrétien.

Crucifisso [krutSi'fisO] m (It.) < LL. crucifixus the crucified Christ < crucifixus, past part. of crucifigere to crucify < L. crux, crucis cross + figere to fasten.

Cruz f (Sp., Am.) < L. crux, crucis cross.

Curt m (E.) short form of Curtis.

Curtis m (E.) < OF. courteis courteous < OF. court court, yard < LL. cohors, -hortis yard.