CAMILLE, CAMILA, CAMILLA, CAMELLIA: Greek and
Latin name meaning "assistant in religious ceremonies"
or "attendant at a sacrifice." Variants and
diminutives include Camille, Cam,
Cammie, Millie, and Milly.
name meaning "brilliantly white." Variant, Candice,
exists. Diminutives include Caddy and Candy.
Latin name meaning "white." Variants and diminutives
include Blanche, Candie and Candy.
Diminutive Candace, "brilliantly white," and
Candida, "white." Variant, Candi, exists.
name meaning "friend" or "dear one." Also a Vietnamese
name meaning "precious jewel."
CARLITA, CARLA, CARLINA, KARLA: Teutonic pet name
for Caroline, "little womanly one." Also feminine form
of Charles, "manly."
Biblical place name meaning "vineyard; garden;
fruitful field." Variants include Carmelina,
Carmelita, and Carmencita.
Spanish form of Carmel, "garden." Also derived
from Latin word meaning "song."
variant of Caroline or Carolina,
"manly." Some variants are Carola, Carole,
Carroll, and Caryl.
Feminine diminutive of Carl and Charles,
"manly." Variants include Carolyn, and
Carolyne. Diminutives are Carrie and
name meaning "to love."
diminutive of Caroline, "manly." Variants,
Carri and Carry, exist. Also used to form
compound names such as Carrie-Ann.
From Greek name meaning "ensnaring men." Diminutives
include Cass, Cassie, Cassy, and
Greek name meaning either "pure." Variants include
Caitlin, Catarina, Catharine,
Cathleen, Catrina, Catriona,
Karen, Katarina, Katharine,
Katherine, Kathleen, Kathryn, and
Katrina. Diminutives include Cathy,
Kate, Kathy, Kay, and Kitty.
CECILE, CECILY, CELIA: Feminine form of Cecil. A
Latin name meaning "blind one." Also, St. Cecilia is
the patron saint of music, therefore, "musical."
Diminutive, Sissy, exists.
CELESTINA, CELESTINE: Latin name meaning
name meaning "to love."
Welsh name meaning "poetic goddess," or "beautiful
enough for poetry."
French name meaning "stone" or "rocky place."
Latin name meaning "brotherly love." From the three
Christian virtues. Diminutive, Cherry, exists.
CHARLEEN, CHARLINE, CHARLEY, CHARLIE, CHARLY:
Feminine form of Charles, "manly."
French form of Charles, "manly." Variants and
diminutives include Charley, Charlie,
Charlene, Lottie, Lotty, Tottie,
CHARMAIN, CHARMA, SHARMAIN, SHARMAINE: Greek name
meaning "joy; delight."
Greek name meaning "joy." Sometimes confused with
name meaning "dear."
French name meaning "dear one." Variants include
Sheree, Sheri, Sherie, and Sherry.
French name, "cherry." Also a diminutive of
Charity, "brotherly love; a cardinal virtue."
"Woman." A form of Charlotte, the feminine form of
Charles. Variants include Cheryll, Cherill,
Sheryl, Sherill, Cherilyn,
Cherrylyn, and Sherilyn.
Biblical name meaning "young green shoot." Diminutive,
Diminutive of Christine, "anointed."
Diminutive is Chrissie.
Compound name consisting of "Christ" and Latin
Bella, meaning "fair follower of Christ." Variants
include Christabella, and Christobel.
Diminutives, Chris, Christie, Bella,
and Belle, exist.
Feminine form of Christian, "follower of
Christ." Diminutives are Chris and Christie.
Christabel and Christiana.
Shortened form of Christiana, "anointed." Some
variants and diminutives include Chris,
Chrissy, Kirsty, Krissy and Tina.
French form of Christina, "anointed." Some
variants and diminutives include Chrissy, Krissy,
Chris, Scandinavian, Kirsten, and Scottish,
Variant of Cecily, "blind one."
diminutive of Priscilla, "ancient."
Diminutive of Cynthia, "goddess from Mount
Cynthos," and Lucinda, "light." Variants
include Cyndi, and Sindy.
Diminutive of Cecilia, Cecily, or
Cicely, "blind one." Variants include Cissy
French form of Latin name Clara, "bright."
Variant, Clair, exists.
name meaning "bright." Variants, Claire and
name meaning "clear," "bright," or "famous." French
variant, Claire, exists.
Compound name consisting of Clara, "bright" and
variant of Claire, "bright."
blend of Clare, "bright; famous," and the
Latin form of Clarice, "bright." Variants
include Claris and Clarry.
CLAUDETTE, CLAUDINA, CLAUDINE, GLADYS: Feminine
form of Claude or Claudius. Latin for "little lame
one." Sometimes interpreted as "magnanimous" because
Emperor Claudius is said to have treated his captives
Feminine form of Clement, "merciful." Variant,
Clementine, exists. Diminutives include
Cleo, Clem, Clemmie, and Clemmy.
A blend of the feminine form of Clement,
"merciful" and the French diminutive suffix -ine.
Diminutive of Clementina, Clementine,
"merciful," and Cleopatra, "father's glory."
Greek name meaning "father's glory." Diminutive,
name of Irish river. Diminutive is Clo.
Irish name meaning "girl." Variants include Coleen
Diminutive of Constance, "constant;
steadfast." Diminutive, Con, exists.
Latin name meaning "constant; steadfast." Diminutives
include Con and Connie.
CORENA, CORETTA, CORETTE, CORINNA, CORINNE: Greek
name meaning "maiden; girl; daughter."
jewel name. Variant, Cory, exists.
DELIA: Celtic name meaning "daughter of the sea."
CORNELLA: Feminine form of Cornelius,
"horn." Latin, "queenly, womanly,
enduring."Diminutives include Cornie, Corrie,
Nella, and Nellie.
Greek name meaning "ice." Variant, Chrystal,
Greek name, "goddess from Mount Cynthos." Byname of
Artemis, goddess of the hunt and moon. Diminutive,