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First Name Directory - Starting with C




This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.


Catharina
Catherine is a feminine given name from the Greek Αἰκατερίνα or Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterina, Aikaterinē). The origin of the name is disputed; until the Romans took the name from the Greek adjective καθαρός (katharos = "in") that the importance of "pure" he wears to this day. The male equivalent (lat. Catharinus) appears only in combination with a uniquely male first name (about Barthélemy-Catherine). The name by which found widespread St Catherine of Alexandria in the 3rd/4th century.
Cathrin
Catherine is a feminine given name from the Greek Αἰκατερίνα or Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterina, Aikaterinē). The origin of the name is disputed; until the Romans took the name from the Greek adjective καθαρός (katharos = "in") that the importance of "pure" he wears to this day. The male equivalent (lat. Catharinus) appears only in combination with a uniquely male first name (about Barthélemy-Catherine). The name by which found widespread hl. Catherine of Alexandria in the 3rd/4th century.
Cathy
Catherine is a feminine given name from the Greek Αἰκατερίνα or Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterina, Aikaterinē). The origin of the name is disputed; until the Romans took the name from the Greek adjective καθαρός (katharos = "in") that the importance of "pure" he wears to this day. The male equivalent (lat. Catharinus) appears only in combination with a uniquely male first name (about Barthélemy-Catherine). The name by which found widespread hl. Catherine of Alexandria in the 3rd/4th century.
Catrin
Catherine is a feminine given name from the Greek Αἰκατερίνα or Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterina, Aikaterinē). The origin of the name is disputed; until the Romans took the name from the Greek adjective καθαρός (katharos = "in") that the importance of "pure" he wears to this day. The male equivalent (lat. Catharinus) appears only in combination with a uniquely male first name (about Barthélemy-Catherine). The name by which found widespread hl. Catherine of Alexandria in the 3rd/4th century.
Charis
Charis (/ˈkeɪrɪs/; Greek: Χάρις) is a given name derived from a Greek word meaning "grace, kindness, and life"
Christina
Alternate forms of the name, including spelling variations, nicknames and diminutive forms, include:
Christine
Christine is a feminine name of Greek or Egyptian origin. It is derived from the word Christ, derives from the Koine Greek word Christós, ultimately derived from the Egyptian kheru, "word" or "voice", used to replace the Biblical Hebrew term mashiach, "anointed". It is a name in regular usage in French, English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch and Slavic cultures, and it is often associated with the meaning "follower of Christ." Other ways to say Christine are Christina, Kristina, Kristine, Kristen, Kirsten, Hristina, Cristina (most used in Spain and Latin American countries), etc. It is a popular name; for example, in 1968, it was the 14th most frequently-given name for girls in the United States. The name Christine can be shortened to Chris or Chrissy (Crissy), with the latter form more common, especially with the younger generation.
Carissa
Carissa (Greek: Καρισσα, also transliterated as Charissa or Karissa) is a feminine given name of Greek origin meaning "very dear" or "beloved". Charissa is also known for being close to perfection. Related names in other languages include Cara (Irish, Italian), Carys (Welsh), Cherie (French and English), and Cheryl (English).
Chloe
Chloe (also Chloë, Cloe, Chlöe, Chloé, Clowy, Kloe, Khloe, Khloë, Khloé, Kloé or Kloë) is a first or given name for girls, especially popular in the United Kingdom since about 1990. The name comes from the Greek χλόη (khlóē), of the many names of the Greek goddess Demeter, and refers to the young, green foliage or shoots of plants. The name appears in the New Testament, in 1 Corinthians 1:11 in the context of "the house of Chloe". The French equivalent is spelled Chloé.
Crino
In Greek mythology, the name Crino (/ˈkraɪnoʊ/; Greek Κρινώ) may refer to:
Cyrille
Cyrille a female as well as (mostly) male first name is originally Greek origin (Cyril) with the meaning "the beautiful", which occurs mainly in the French-speaking world.
Chelidonis
Camara or Chelidon is a Greek feminine name.
Chilonis
Chilonis is an ancient, Greek, female first name.





In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.


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