Baby Names: Names Starting with C

Baby Names Starting with C

CABLE: From the Old French for "rope." Relatives: Cabel, Cab. Namesake: Cab Calloway.

CAITLIN: An Irish or Welsh variation of Catherine. One of the most popular names of the last few years. The "Jennifer" of the late 1980s. Sometimes pronounced "CAT-lin." Relatives: Caitlyn, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Katelyn, Catelyn. Namesake: Caitlin Thomas (wife of Dylan.)

CALANDRA: Greek for "lark." Very pretty, with strong nicknames. Relatives: Callie, Cally, Cal.

CALDER: Old English for "river of stones." An interesting choice, hip but not too trendy. Relatives: Caulder, Cal. Namesake: Alexander Calder.

CALDWELL: Old English for "cold spring." Relatives: Cadwell, Cadmus. Namesake: Erskine Caldwell.

CALEB: From the Hebrew for "bold" or "dog." An Old Testament favorite. Caleb was one of twelve men sent by Moses to determine whether the Israelites could sucessfully invade Canaan. Relatives: Cale, Cal. Namesake: Cale Yarborough.

CALHOUN: Old English for "warrior." Namesake: John Calhoun.

CALLIS: Latin for "cup." Pretty and unusual. Relatives: Callys, Calla. Namesake: Calla lily.

CALVIN: Latin for "bald." Think about it for a girl. Relatives: Calvyn, Calvinnia. Namesakes: Calvin Coolidge, Calvin Klein, "Calvin and Hobbes."

CAMERON: Old English for "bent nose." Don't be put off by its orginal meaning; this is a beautiful name. Relatives: Camm, Cam, Cammie, Camyron. Namesakes: Cameron Mitchell, John Cameron Swayze, Richard Cameron.

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