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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.


Cäcilie
Caecilia
Caecilia is a feminine given name.
Caecilia Metella
Çağla
Çağla is a Turkish given name for females originating from the word 'Çağlayan' which is a description of the way water flows in a waterfall (ie - full with life and energy). Çağla means the action of that flowing water. The name also means unripe almonds, which is a delicacy in Turkey. The male equivalent of the name is Çağlar.
Çağlar
Çağlar is a Turkish given name for males(mostly) and females and a surname. It may refer to:
Çağrı
Daniel [t͡ʃaːɾɯ] (Turkish for "prompt, invitation; Call, call") is a Turkish female and male name, which is also a family name.
Çakır
Adams is a Turkish male and female name, meaning "bluish", as well as a family name.
Çalışkan
Acer (Turkish: "industrious") is a Turkish female and male given name which is also a family name. The form of Acer occurs only as a surname.
Callista
Calum
Calum, originally a Scottish name, may also refer to:
Cameron
Cameron is an English surname of Scottish origin and derived from given name for both sexes.
Camila
Camila is a feminine given name.
Camilla
Camille
Camille is a French male and female first name.
Can
Can (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈdʒän]) is a common Turkish given name and surname, meaning spirit, life, or heart. It is derived from the Persian word Jan. In Turkish, the name Can is pronounced just like 'Jun', from the word 'Jungle'.
Canan
Canan or Janan is a Turkish female name from Persian origin, meaning beloved, it may refer to:
Candan
Cabana is a Turkish female and male given name of Persian and Turkish origin meaning "lovely, welcome", as well as a family name.
Candice
Candida
Cane
Cane is a feminine given name.
Cansel
Laza is a Turkish male and (mostly) female first name of Persian and Arabic origin, formed from the elements can (life, soul) and sel (strong rain, flood, torrent), with the meaning of "exuberant person". Margie occurs as a family name.
Cansever
Cansever is a Turkish name&surname and may refer to:
Cansu
Cansu is a Turkish, most commonly female given name, and also a surname. It is composed of the words can (Persian origin, meaning life, soul or spirit) and su (native Turkish, meaning water).
Caoimhe
Caoimhe (/ˈkwiːvə/ or /ˈkiːvə/ K(W)EE-və; Irish pronunciation: [ˈkiːvʲə]), anglicised Kiva, '"Quee-va"' or in Northern Ireland Keeva. It is an Irish language feminine given name derived from Gaelic caomh meaning "beautiful", "gentle" or "precious". As of 2014[update], it was ranked 19th most popular name among female births in Ireland. Pronunciation of Caoimhe varies depending on the area of Ireland in which it is used. It comes from the same root as the name Kevin. While fairly common in Ireland, it is rare and often mispronounced internationally.
Caprice
Caprice is a feminine given name.
Cara
CARA is a feminine given name. It has its origin in the Indo-European language. He was acquired in the Latin or Italian, as well as the Q Celtic languages and means "the dearest, the expensive" (cf. French: Cher Ami, "dear, expensive friend"). In the Nordic languages, CARA is also an acronym for Carola in use. A common variant, especially in North America, is Kara.
Carin
Carin is a given name and surname. As a given name it is a variant spelling of Karin. Notable persons with the name Carin include:
Carina
Carina (Italian "the lovely") is a female given name, the German form is Karina.
Carine
Carine is a feminine given name. Notable people with the name include:
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).
Carla
Carla is a feminine given name.
Carlene
Carlene is a girl's given name, a variant of Charlene, that reached a peak of popularity in America in the 1950s. US birth records show over 12,000 birth names as Carlene from 1916 to 1972 with a peak of 371 birth names in 1955.
Carletta
Carletta is a female given name or a family name of Italian origin.
Carlota
Carlota is a Portuguese and Spanish given name, equivalent to Charlotte in English. This name may refer to:
Carlotta
Carly
In some cases, Carly is a pet form of given names such as Carla (a feminine form of Carl) and Carlin (another feminine form of Carla). In other cases Carly is an feminine form of Carl. The English Carl is borrowed from the German Carl, which is in turn derived from the German Karl (both Carl and Karl are cognates of the English Charles). Variant forms of Carly include the names Carley, Carlie, and Carli.
Carmelita
Carmelita is a feminine given name in Spanish and English.
Carmen
Carol
Carol and Carole in English French form, Welsh Caryl or Carolyn, Italian Carola, german Karola, is a female, occasionally male first name. Carroll is another variant.
Carola
Carola is a feminine given name.
Carole
Carole is a feminine given name (see Carl for more information).
Carolin
Carolin is a feminine given name.
Carolina
Carolina is a feminine given name in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, Galician, Dutch and French. Pronounced kah-ro-LEE-nah (Italian, Spanish, Galician and Portuguese), ker-ə-LIEN-ə (English), kar-ə-LIEN-ə (English), Kah-ro-li-nah (Dutch). From the masculine name Carolus which is Latin for Charles (English), which generally means 'free man' or 'freeholder'; however, ". Carolina" can also mean 'song of happiness or joy' from a French origin.
Caroline
Caroll
Carolyn
Carolyn is a feminine given name.
Cassandra
Cassandra is a Greek given name. In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy; she had the gift of prophecy but the curse that her prophecies would never be believed.
Cassidy
Cassidy is a given name derived from an Irish surname and ultimately from the Gaelic given name Caiside, meaning "clever" or "curly-haired." The name Caiside comes from the Gaelic word element cas, according to "Behindthename.com"
Catalina
Catalina is a feminine given name. It is a Spanish form of Katherine. Catalina is an equivalent to Katherine or Catherine in English, Αικατερίνη (Ekaterini) and Κατερίνα (Katerina) in Greek, Cătălina or Caterina in Romanian, Екатерина (Yekaterina) in Russian, Caterina in Italian, Catalan and Ukrainian, Catherine in French, Katarzyna in Polish, and Catarina in Portuguese and Galician.


Caterina
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.
Catharine
Catharine is an English, rare also German, female first name; for its origin and meaning, see Catherine.
Catherine
Catherine is a feminine given name. For the history of the name Catherine, see Katherine. The nicknames include Catie, Caty, Cate, Cathy, Cat, Kitty, Erin, and others.
Cathleen
Cathleen is a feminine given name in the English language. It is a variant form of Kathleen.
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.
Catrina
Catrina is a feminine given name.
Catriona
Cecile
Cecile is a feminine given name.
Cécile
Cecilia
Cecilia, which is the name of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music, has been a consistently used name in the United States, where it has ranked among the top 500 names for girls for more than 100 years. It was the 274th most popular name for American girls born in 2007. It was the 317th most popular given name for women and girls in the United States census of 1990. It also ranked among the top 100 names for girls born in Sweden in the early years of the 21st century.
Cecília
Cecilia is Hungarian female given name.
Cecilie
Celestia
Celestia is a female given name, which is a variant of Celeste, and which means "heavenly" or "of the sky" in Latin. The name may refer to:
Celia
Celia is a female given name (span. Pronunciation [θe'lja], English pronunciation ['siliə]). The Spanish diminutive is Celina, also Selina.
Célia
Celina
Celine
Céline
Céline is a French female given name, of Greek origin, meaning "moon" (See also Selina).
Cemile
Cain is a Turkish female given name of Arabic origin meaning "The beautiful". The masculine form of the name is Cemil.
Cemre
Cain is a Turkish male and (mostly) female first name of Arabic origin meaning "the expectation of gradually increasing heat in early spring".
Ceren
Ceren is a common feminine Turkish given name. In Turkish, "Ceren" means "baby gazelle".
Cerstin
Césarie
Cevahir
Cevahir as Turkish form of Jawahir (Arabic for "the jewel") is a Turkish male and female name of Arabic origin, which occurs as a family name.
Ceyda
Ceyda is a Turkish female given name, meaning "tall and beautiful woman". Another meaning is "the one, who helps everybody".
Ceylan
Calderon is a Turkish female given name of Mongolian origin and more common family name. It is rarely as a male given name (similar to E.g. Kim in German). The name means "Gazelle".
Chae-won
Chae-won is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 17 hanja with the reading "chae" and 35 hanja with the reading "won" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names. Chae-won was the seventh-most-popular name for newborn girls in South Korea in 2013.
Chae-young
Chae-young is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 17 hanja with the reading "chae" and 34 hanja with the reading "young" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Chaima
Chaima (Arabic: شيما‎‎) is a feminine given name of Arabic origin that may refer to:
Channing
Channing is a mostly male and also less common female name, which comes from the French and English or Irish and means "young Wolf". The name is used as a last name.
Chantal
Charis
Charis (/ˈkeɪrɪs/; Greek: Χάρις) is a given name derived from a Greek word meaning "grace, kindness, and life"
Charlene
Charlène
Charlie
Charlie is a male as well as female first name. In Germany, he is but usually as masculine given name used.
Charlotta
Charlotte
Chase
Chase is a male given name and surname in the English-speaking world. The name is predominantly in the United States and occasionally in women as first name above.
Chelidonis
Camara or Chelidon is a Greek feminine name.
Chelsea
Chelsea is an English female given name, given mainly in the United States of America.
Chenoa
Cheryl
Cheyanne
Cheyanne is a feminine given name.
Cheyenne
Chiara
Chie
Chie (チエ, ちえ, pronounced chee-eh?)[needs IPA] is a Japanese feminine given name.
Chieko
Chieko (written: 千恵子, 千枝子, 知恵子, 智恵子 or 智栄子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:


Chiemi
Chiemi (written: 千恵巳 or チエミ in katakana) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Chiharu
Chiharu (ちはる, チハル?) is a common feminine Japanese given name which is occasionally used by men.
Chihiro
Chihiro is a female as well as male Japanese given name.
Chiho
Various, including:
Chilali
Chilali is a feminine given name.
Chilonis
Chilonis is an ancient, Greek, female first name.
Chinami
Chinami (written: 千奈美, 智奈美 or ちなみ in hiragana) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Chinatsu
Chinatsu (ちなつ, チナツ?) is a feminine Japanese given name which is occasionally given to men.
Chisato
Chisato (ちさと, チサト?) is a common feminine Japanese given name.
Chiyako
Chiyako (written: 千夜子, 智哉子 or チヤコ in katakana) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Chiyo
Chiyo is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Chiyoko
Chiyoko (written: 千代子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Chizuko
Chizuko is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Chizuru
Chizuru (千鶴) is a Japanese feminine given name meaning a thousand cranes. Notable people with the name include:
Chloé
Chloé is a French fashion house founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion.
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.
Cholena
Cholena is a feminine given name.
Chrissie
Chrissie is a feminine given name. Notable people with the name include:
Chrissy
Chrissy is a given name or nickname for males and females, short for Christina, Chris, Christian, Christine, Christmas, or Charisma, that may refer to:
Christa
Christel
Christelle
Christiana
Christiana is a feminine given name.
Christiane
Christie
Christie is an English family name which is found as a given name.
Christin
Christin is a feminine given name.
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.
Chumani
Chumani is a feminine given name.
Chun-hwa
Chun-hwa is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name.
Chun-ja
Chun-ja is a Korean female given name. The same characters may also be read as the Japanese female given name Haruko. It is one of a number of Japanese-style names ending in "ja", like Young-ja and Jeong-ja, that were popular when Korea was under Japanese rule, but declined in popularity afterwards. By 1950 there were no names ending in "ja" in the top ten.
Ciara
Cicek
Çiçek (Turkish for "flower", "Flower") is a Turkish female given name and family name.
Çiçek
Çiçek (Turkish for "flower", "Flower") is a Turkish female given name and family name.
Cigdem
Sara (pronunciation: "Tschiːdem") is a Turkish female given name. It may refer to various plants in Turkish: crocus and Colchicum ritchii from the genus of "Timeless". Regionally, it means also sunflower.
Çiğdem
Çiğdem is a common feminine Turkish given name. In Turkish, "Çiğdem" means "Crocus", "Colchicum", and/or "Meadow Saffron".
Cihan
Cammack is a Turkish male and female name of Persian origin meaning "world; Space, universe". The first name is more frequent in men.
Çınar
Çınar (Turkish for "Plane") is a Turkish female and male given name of Persian origin, as well as a family name. Cameron is no Turkish spelling of the name.
Cindy
Cinzia
Claire
Claire or Clair /ˈklɛər/ is a given name of Latin/Viking origin via French; the name could mean "clear" or "famous". The word still means clear in French in its feminine form.
Clara
Clara or Klara is a female given name. It is the feminine form of the Late Latin name Clarus which meant "clear, bright, famous". Various early male Christian saints were named Clarus; the feminine form became popular after the 13th-century Saint Clare of Assisi (called Chiara in Italian), one of the followers of Saint Francis, who renounced her privileged background and founded the order of Poor Clares.
Cläre
Clarice
Clarice is a given name of Latin and Greek origin. The "Clarice" spelling is the Germanic variant of the Latin Clarus (bright, clear, famous) and the Greek Clarissa (brilliant).
Clarissa
Clarissa is a feminine given name.
Claude
Claude is a relatively common French given name for males, originating from the Latin name Claudius, itself deriving from 'claudicatio' meaning "limping" or "stuttering". It can also be an uncommon given name for females or a family name. The name may refer to the following:
Claudia
Claudine
Claudine is a given name of French origin. It is the feminine form of the ancient Roman name Claudius. In the United States, the name was considered on the verge of extinction by 2013.
Cléa
Clelia
Clelia is a feminine given name derived from the Latin Cloelia, associated with the root of the verb cluere "to have renown, fame," and the name therefore means "illustrious, famous." In Roman legend Cloelia was a maiden who was given to an Etruscan invader as a hostage, but managed to escape by swimming across the Tiber.


Clélia
Clélia is a name women of Italian origin, popularized in France by the novel by Stendhal, the Charterhouse of Parma.
Clementine
Clémentine
Cleo
Clotilde
Coahoma
Coahoma is a feminine given name.
Codruța
Cody
Cody is a primarily masculine given name, given mainly in the English-speaking world. It derives from Ó Cuidighthigh from the Gaelic surname, the anglicised form of Cuidightheach was used as a nickname for a helpful person. Variants are Coty, Kodey, Codie and Kody.
Cölestina
Colette
Colette is a French feminine given name.
Coline
Coline is a feminine given name.
Colleen
Colleen is an English female given name of Irish origin. The name means in Irish "Girl" or "unmarried, young woman". The original Irish spelling is Cailín. The name Colleen was brought by the Irish in the United States and is the Americanized spelling.
Colton
Colton is a male given name, given mainly in the English-speaking world. He derives Cola of the Anglo-Saxon epithets, which in turn comes from the English word "charcoal" for coal and originally described a person with dark features. Colton in turn stands for a person from a town with coal in connection.
Concepción
Concepción (Spanish for "conception", in reference to the Immaculate Conception of Roman Catholic faith) is the name of several towns and cities. The largest of these is Concepción, Chile, the conurbation of which is home to over one million people. Concepción is also a Spanish female name.
Conception
Concha
Concha is a feminine given name.
Conchita
Conchita is originally a diminutive for the Spanish given name Concepción. Conxita is the Catalan equivalent. Conchita is also the diminutive of concha (seashell).
Conni
Constance
Constance is a feminine given name.
Constantia
Constanze
Constanze (also, Constance) is a female given name adopted from the Latin (Latin cōnstantia, literally "resistance, strength"). The name, which was common in the middle ages the nobility came up again in the 18th century. Constance is the English form inherited from the French.
Consuelo
Consuelo is a female given name meaning "solace" or "consolation" in Spanish (a reference to the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Consuelo i.e. Our Lady of Consolation). It is sometimes misspelled as "Consuela" in the English-speaking world.[citation needed] People with the name include:
Cor
COR is a Dutch, mostly male first name as shorthand by Cornelis.
Cora
Coralie
Coralie is a French feminine name meaning "coral", derived from the Latin word coralium. It was the eighth most popular name for baby girls in Quebec in 2007.
Cordelia
Cordula
Corentine
Corina
Corina is female given name of Romanian/German origin. Variants include Korinna, Corinna, Kora, Corri, Corinne, Corine and Coreen. Notable people with the name include:
Corinna
Corinne
Corinne is a female name, and the French or English variant of Corina, meaning "beautiful maiden". It has become popular following the publication of Corinne, a 1808 novel by Madame de Stael.
Corinne
Cornelia
Cosima
Costanza
Costanza is a feminine given name.
Courtland
Courtland is a rare English first name. It is used both as men and as a woman's name.
Creirfyw
Creirfyw is a feminine given name.
Crescentia
Crino
In Greek mythology, the name Crino (/ˈkraɪnoʊ/; Greek Κρινώ) may refer to:
Cristel
Cristiana
Cristiana is a feminine given name.
Cristina
Crystal
Crystal /ˈkrɪstəl/ is a common female given name. Variant forms of the name include Kristal, Krystal, Cristal, Krystle and Kristol.
Csenge
Cannell is a Hungarian female given name.
Csilla
Csilla (pronounced [ˈtʃilːɒ]) is a Hungarian feminine given name comes from the Hungarian word csillag, literally meaning star. The name may refer to people: Csilla Paraicz
Csillag
Csillag is a Hungarian female given name.
Cynthia
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.





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