Baby Names: Names Starting with C


CHESTER: From the Latin for "camp." A nice name, but unfortunately conjures up images of an Old West deputy with a limp and a squeaky voice. Relatives: Chet, Ches, Chess. Namesakes: Chester Arthur, Chet Huntley, Chet Atkins.

CHEVY: From the French for "knight" and Old English for "chase" or "hunt." Relatives: Chevie, Chevalier. Namesakes: Chevy Chase, Maurice Chevalier.

CHILTON: Old English for "farm by the spring." Unusual choice; yours will likely be the only one in his/her grade. Relatives: Chill, Chil, Chilly.

CHLOE: A minor goddess and Greek for "blooming." A beautiful name; trendy but worth the risk. Relatives: Cloe, Cloris, Chloris. Namesakes: Daphnis and Chloë, Cloris Leachman.

CHRISTIAN: Greek for "anointed." A tough name to handle if a bar mitzvah is in your child's future. Relatives: Christiaan, Kristian, Chris, Chrestian, Karston, Karstan, Kristo, Cristo, Christo. Namesakes: Christiaan Barnard, Fletcher Christian

CHRISTINA: Feminine of Christian. Take your pick from the wide assortment. Relatives: Christine, Kristen, Kristin, Kristine, Kirsten, Kristina, Chris, Christie, Kris, Christiana, Christa. Namesakes: Christine Lahti, Chris Evert, Christie Brinkley, Kirstie Alley.

CHRISTOPHER: Greek for "Christ-bearer." Adorable for a little boy; A.A. Milne was no fool. Matures nicely as well. Relatives: Kristofer, Christof, Kristof, Chris, Kris, Kit, Christophe, Kester, Cristobel. Namesakes: Kris Kristofferson, Kit Carson, Kris Kringle, Christopher Columbus, "Christopher Robin."

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