English Baby Names for Girls and Boys – C
English Baby names that start with C are not as popular as the ones that start with A but still some of them can be found on the top charts of baby names! Catherine and Charlie are among the English baby names that really stand out from this list as they became really popular through the years.
Parents seem to love these names as they are simple and acceptable by everyone, so it’s a safe choice for their babies. However, some parents choose to go a bit off-track and choose names that are not so common, like Christmas (everyone would love that!) or Cyprus (which is a European country country).
It doesn’t really matter what you chose in the end, all English baby names are nice and intriguing, cool and bold, safe and shiny! Here’s the complete list for you to go through, checking the name meaning and the celebrity name that is known.
English Baby Names that start with the letter C
Cade: Stout, sturdy.
Caimbrie: one of the traditional English baby names that means from Wales.
Cal: Short form of names beginning with Cal, see a full list below
Caledon: Tough People
Caley: From the jackdaw clearing
Calico: Type of cloth
Camber: Originally an English surname indicating a family from Cambria (Wales)
Camden: From the valley of the Camps, also a famous London district known for its Gothic style
Camdyn: From the valley of the camps
Candace: Queen of Ethiopia
Cane: one of the oldest English baby names that mean stalk of sugar.
Cannan: Wolf Cub or Son of Cain
Cannon: Clergyman, not to be confused with the computer manufacturer company Cannon, known for its digital cameras
Canyon: A large ravine, Grand Canyon is probably most known as the steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona.
Cappy: other name for Captain
Caractacus: Character, Eccentric
Carleigh: Feminine form of Charles
Carlen: Descendant of Charles
Carlton: From the town of the free men
Carnation: Type of flower
Carol: Form of Charles
Carolyn: Little womanly one, celebrity name for Carolyn Hax, Carolyn Brown, Carolyn Jones, Carolyn Myss and Carolyn Bessette
Carrington: Town of the Marsh
Carter: Driver of a Cart
Carver: wood carver
Cary: among the inspirational English baby names that means pure. It’s a name for many celebrities such as Hollywood actor Cary Grant, Cary Elwes and Cary Williams.
Case: a case maker
Cash: Maker of chests, celebrity surname for Johnny Cash
Caspian: Of the Caspy People
Cassie: Diminutive form of Cassandra
Cat or Cate: Diminutive form of Catherine
Catherine: originated from the Greek Αικατερίνη Aikaterinē it was in reference to Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Celebrity name for Catherine Zeta Jones and Catherine Giudici.
Catlyn: Form of Caitlyn
Causer: One who makes Leggings
Cecil (boy) or Cecily (girl): Blind to One’s Own Beauty
Cedric: Created Name
Celtic: Of the Celtic people
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Cenedra: Fantasy name
Chad or Chadwick: From the Warrior’s Town
Chainey: Oak Grove
Chance: Fortune, luck
Chancellor: Keeper of Records
Chandler: Candle Maker
Change: Dweller from the Market
Channing: From the place of Cana’s people.
Channon: part of the old English baby names that means clergyman.
Chantry: Singing of the mass
Charity: Giving, Kindness
Charleen or Charlene: Free Person, celebrity name for Charleene Closshey who is a former fitness instructor
Charleston: Town of King Charles
Charley: Free Man, a popular name for celebrities such as Charley Harper, Charley Chase, Charley Stevens and Charley Chan
Charlie: Free Man.Charles Francis “Charlie” Harper is a fictional character in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men from seasons 1 to 8. Played by actor Charlie Sheen
Charlton: From the town of the free men
Chars or Chaz: Free man
Chas: Free man
Chase: Hunter. Larry King named his child Chase.
Chay: Diminutive form of Charles
Chaylse or Chelsa or Chelsea or Chelsey: Port for chalk or limestone, or alternatively port of ships. Celebrity name of Chelsey Crisp and Chelsey Mac but also name of the popular English football team.
Cherish: Care for, Honor, Love
Chester: A Fortress, Camp
Chet: Diminutive form of Chester
Cheyne: From the oak grove
Chick: Diminutive form of Charles
Chill: Diminutive form of Chilton
Chilton: belongs to the family of English baby names related to places. Chilton means a town By the River
China: From the country of China, doh!
Chip: Diminutive form of Charles
Chrissy: Diminutive form of Christina
Christian (boy) or Christiana or Christina or Christine (all girl names): Follower of Christ. Celebrity name for the singer Christina Aguilera and the designer of shoes Christian Louboutin.
Christmas: who doesn’t know the meaning of Christmas, the day that all Christianity celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Yes, it’s a name too!
Christy: Diminutive form of Christine
Chyna: From China
Cicely or Cicily: Blind of Self Beauty
Cinderella: Girl by the Cinders
Cissy: Diminutive form of Cecilia
Clare: Illustrious, celebrity name for Clare Bowen who is an American actress known for her role in Nashville.
Clarence: British title
Clarinda: Beautiful, Clear
Clark or Clarke: Clerk
Clay: mortal, as in all men are made of clay
Clayland: from the name Clayton, see below for meaning
Clayne: Town Near Clay Land
Clayton: From the town on Clay land
Cleavant: A Steep Bank
Cleave: From the name Cleavon, see below for meaning
Cleavon: From the name Cleavant, see above for meaning (just to make it more fun for you!)
Clem: Diminutive form of Clement
Clematis: Flower name. Clematis is a genus of about 300 species within the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Their garden hybrids have been popular among gardeners, beginning with Clematis and jackmanii
Clement: Gentle, Merciful
Clementine: Feminine form of Clement, see above name
Cleveland: From the hilly land
Cliff: Diminutive form of Clifford, see below name
Clifford: From the cliff ford
Clifton: From a Town near a Cliff
Clint: Diminutive form of Clinton, see below name
Clinton: Town on a Hill, best known for the surname of the former American President Bill Clinton
Clive: Cliff Dweller
Clorinda: Combination of Clora and -inda
Clover: Meadow Flower
Cody: Descendant of Oda
Coe: Jackdaw Bird
Colby: From Koli’s farm
Cole: Victory of the People
Coleman or Colman: Dove/Charcoal burner
Colin: Diminutive form of Nicholas, popular name among celebrities such as Colin Farrell and Colin Morgan, but also on a more serious note, Colin Powell the American statesman and retired four-star general in the United States Army gives power and respect to the name.
Collier: Coal Miner
Collin: another version of the name Colin, not used so much these days.
Colony: Group of People
Colton: Cole’s Town
Columbine: Flower name or a dove
Comfort: the sense of physical or psychological ease, often characterized as a lack of hardship
Connie: Diminutive form of Constance
Conrad: Bold Counsel
Conroy: Detachment of troops
Consolation: name that shows comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
Cookie: Sweet Biscuit
Cooper: Barrel Maker
Coral: Reef formation
Corbett or Corbin: Raven
Corby: From Corc’s farm
Cordelia: a feminine given name, popularly associated with the Latin prefix cor- which means “heart”.
Cordell: Rope Maker
Cork: Bark of Oak Tree
Corliss: Happy, Free from Care
Cornell: From Cornhill, Cornwell or Cornelius
Cort: Bold or Short
Cosmo: In the general sense, cosmo is an orderly or harmonious system. The word derives from the Greek term κόσμος (kosmos), literally meaning order. However, it is wider known as the short name for cosmopolitan, the cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice.
Cotton: a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium
Courtland: Land of the Court
Courtney or courteney: A French Dynasty Name, celebrity Courtney Love and Courtney Cox (best known for her role as Monica Geller from Friends)
Coy or Coye: Quiet, still
Crane: Long-necked Bird
Crawford: a Scottish placename which means From The Crow Ford, celebrity surname Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Crawford (born February 20, 1966) an American supermodel known for her trademark mole just above her lip.
Creighton: Town near rocks
Crescent: In art and symbolism, a crescent is generally the shape produced when a circular disk has a segment of another circle removed from its edge
Crew: A group of People, popular hip-hop slang used in street language
Crimson: Dark Red Color
Cristy: Diminutive form of Cristina, a variant of Christian (Latin), and the meaning of Cristy is “follower of Christ”.
Crosby: Settlement by the Cross
Cutler: Knife Maker
Cutter: Gem Cutter
Cyanne: Graceful, Lordly
Cybele: She of the hair, an originally Anatolian mother goddess
Cyprus: Type of tree and a European country which is an island at the Mediterranean Sea
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