Baby Names: Names Starting with C


CLEVELAND: Old English for "land near the hill." Relatives: Cleve, Clive, Cleavon. Namesakes: Cleveland Armory, Grover Cleveland, Clive Barnes, Clive Bell, Cleavon Little.

CLIFFORD: Old English for "hill." Very nice. Relatives: Cliff, Clifton. Namesakes: Clifton Webb, Cliff Robertson, Tim Clifford.

CLINTON: Old English for "town near a hill." Relative: Clint. Namesakes: Clint Eastwood, DeWitt Clinton, William Jefferson Clinton.

CLIO: Greek for "praise." The muse of history. A good choice for the child of advertising execs. Relatives: Clea, Cleo, Cleon, Cleopatra. Namesakes: Cleo Laine, Clio Awards.

CLOVIS: Old English for "clover." Relatives: Clothilde, Clotilde. Namesake: Clovis Ruffin.

CLYDE: Welsh for "heard from afar." Namesake: Bonnie and Clyde.

CODY: Irish for "assistant." Informal but catchy. Relative: Codie. Namesake: Buffalo Bill Cody, Kathy Lee Gifford's son Cody.

COLE: Old English for "coal." Uncommon and very attractive. Relatives: Colby, Coleman, Colemann. Namesakes: Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Ornette Coleman.

COLIN: Irish for "youth." More widely used in Great Britain, but well worth considering. Relatives: Collin, Collins. Namesake: Jesse Colin-Young.

COLLEEN: Irish for "girl." You can't get much more Irish than this name. Relatives: Colene, Coleen. Namesake: Colleen Dewhurst.

COMFORT: Latin for "strengthen." Another Puritan favorite.

CONAN: Gaelic for "high." Namesakes: Arthur Conan Doyle, Conan the Barbarian, Conan O'Brian.

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