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  1. CHARISSA: English elaborated form of Latin Charis, meaning "grace."
  2. CHARITA: Variant form of English Charity, meaning "dear." 
  3. CHARITY: English name derived from the vocabulary word charity, from Latin caritas, from carus, meaning "dear." It is one of the virtue names that were popular with the Puritans; some others are Chastity, Faith, Honor, Hope, and Prudence
  4. CHARLA: Pet form of English Charlene, meaning "man."
  5. CHARLEEN: Variant spelling of English Charlene, meaning "man."
  6. CHARLENE: English form of French Charline, meaning "man."
  7. CHARLEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Charlie, meaning "man."
  8. CHARLIE: Unisex pet form of English Charles and Charlene, meaning "man."
  9. CHARLOTTE: Feminine form of French Charlot, meaning "man."
  10. CHARMAINE: English name of Latin origin, meaning "sing." 
  11. CHARMIAN: English name derived from Greek charma, meaning "delight." 
  12. CHASITY: Variant spelling of English Chastity, meaning "purity."
  13. CHASTITY: English name meaning "purity." It is one of the virtue names that were popular with the Puritans; some others are Charity, Faith, Honor, Hope, and Prudence
  14. CHELLE: English short form of French Michelle, meaning "who is like God?"
  15. CHELSEA: English name derived from the name of a district in London, meaning "landing place" or "landing port."
  16. CHELSEY: Variant spelling of English Chelsea, meaning "landing place" or "landing port."
  17. CHELSIE: Variant spelling of English Chelsea, meaning "landing place" or "landing port."
  18. CHER: Short form of English Cheryl, probably meaning "darling beryl."
  19. CHERETTE: Pet form of English Cherie, meaning "darling," and other names beginning with Cher-.
  20. CHERI: Variant spelling of English Cherie, meaning "darling."
  21. CHERICE: Variant spelling of English Cherise, meaning "cherry."
  22. CHERIE: English name derived from the French word chérie, meaning "darling."
  23. CHERILYN: English compound name composed of Cheri "darling" and Lyn "lake," hence "darling lake."
  24. CHERISE: English variant spelling of French Cerise, meaning "cherry."
  25. CHERISH: English name derived from the vocabulary word cherish, meaning "to cherish; to hold dear."
  26. CHEROKEE: Unisex name derived from the English pronunciation of Tsa-la-gi, a name that the Native American Cherokee people used to refer to themselves, meaning "principal people."
  27. CHERRY
    1. English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "cherry."
    2. Variant spelling of English Cherie, meaning "darling." 
  28. CHERYL: This English name first appeared in the 1920s and is probably a blend of Cherie "darling" and the gem name Beryl, hence "darling beryl."

  29. CHEVONNE: English pronunciation of Irish Gaelic Siobhán, meaning "God is gracious."
  30. CHEYANNE: Variant spelling of English unisex Cheyenne, meaning "little Šahíya" or "little red-talker."
  31. CHEYENNE: English unisex name derived from the name of the Native American people, from Dakota Sioux Šahíyena, meaning "little Šahíya" or "little red-talker."
  32. CHINA: English name derived from the country name which probably got its name from the Qin dynasty. The Chinese people call their country Zhongguo which translates to "middle kingdom." Compare with another form of China.
  33. CHITA: Middle English name meaning "kitten." Compare with other forms of Chita.
  34. CHLOE: Latin form of Greek Chloē, meaning "green shoot." In mythology, this is a surname of the goddess Demeter. In the New Testament bible, this name is mentioned by Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:11.
  35. CHLORIS: Latin form of Greek Khloris, meaning "green buds." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of flowers and vegetation.
  36. CHONSIE: Feminine form of English Chauncey, meaning "good fortune."
  37. CHRIS: English unisex short form of longer names beginning with Chris-.
  38. CHRISSIE: English pet form of French Christine, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  39. CHRISSY: Variant spelling of English Chrissie, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  40. CHRISTA: Contracted form of Latin Christina, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  41. CHRISTABEL: Variant spelling of English Christabelle, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ" and Belle, "beautiful." 
  42. CHRISTABELLA: English compound name composed of French Christine "believer" or "follower of Christ" and Latin Bella "beautiful."
  43. CHRISTABELLE: English compound name composed of French Christine "believer" or "follower of Christ" and French Belle "beautiful."
  44. CHRISTAL: Variant spelling of English Crystal, meaning "crystal, ice."
  45. CHRISTEL: Variant spelling of English Crystal, meaning "crystal, ice."
  46. CHRISTELLE: Pet form of French Christine, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  47. CHRISTEN: English variant spelling of German Kristen, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  48. CHRISTI: Variant spelling of English Christie, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  49. CHRISTIANA: Feminine form of Latin Christianus, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  50. CHRISTIANNE: Feminine form of English Christian, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  51. CHRISTIE: English pet form of Latin Christina, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  52. CHRISTIN: English abbreviated form of French Christine or Latin Christina, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  53. CHRISTINA: Variant spelling of Latin Christiana, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  54. CHRISTINE: French from of Latin Christina, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  55. CHRISTOBEL: Variant spelling of English Christabel, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ" and "beautiful."
  56. CHRISTY: Variant spelling of English Christie, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ." Compare with masculine Christy.
  57. CHRYSANTA: Latin form of Greek Chrysanthe, meaning "golden flower."
  58. CHRYSSA: English pet form of Latin Chrysanta, meaning "golden flower."
  59. CHRYSTAL: Variant spelling of English Crystal, meaning "crystal, ice."
  60. CHYNA: Variant spelling of English China, derived from the country name which probably got its name from the Qin dynasty. The Chinese people call their country Zhongguo which translates to "middle kingdom."
  61. CICELY: Variant spelling of English Cecily, meaning "blind."
  62. CIEL: English name derived from the French word for "sky."
  63. CIERA: Variant spelling of English Sierra, meaning "mountain range."
  64. CIERRA: Variant spelling of English Sierra, meaning "mountain range."
  65. CILLA: Pet form of English Cecilia, meaning "blind."
  66. CIMONE: English variant spelling of French Simone, meaning "hearkening."
  67. CINDERELLA: English form of French Cendrillon, meaning "little ashes."
  68. CINDRA: Modern English name, probably a blend of Cindy "woman from Kynthos" and Sandra "defender of mankind."
  69. CINDY: English pet form of Latin Cynthia, meaning "woman from Kynthos." 
  70. CIS: Short form of English Cissy, meaning "blind."
  71. CISS: Short form of English Cissy, meaning "blind."
  72. CISSY: Pet form of English Cecilia, meaning "blind."
  73. CLAIR: English variant spelling of French Claire, meaning "clear, bright." 
  74. CLAIRE: French form of Latin Clara, meaning "clear, bright."
  75. CLAIRENE: Pet form of French Claire, meaning "clear, bright."
  76. CLARA: Feminine form of Latin Clarus, meaning "clear, bright." In use by the English and Italians.
  77. CLARABELLA: English compound name composed of Latin Clara "clear, bright" and Bella "beautiful," hence "bright beauty."
  78. CLARABELLE: Variant spelling of English Clarabella, meaning "bright beauty."
  79. CLARAMAE: English compound name composed of Latin Clara, "clear; bright," and English Mae "pearl" or "obstinate, rebellious."
  80. CLARAMAY: Variant spelling of English Claramae, meaning "bright pearl" or "bright rebel."
  81. CLARE: English form of Latin Clara, meaning "clear, bright." Compare with masculine Clare.
  82. CLARETTA: Pet form of Latin Clara, meaning "clear, bright."
  83. CLARETTE: Pet form of English Clare, meaning "clear, bright."
  84. CLARIBEL: Variant spelling of English Clarabelle, meaning "bright and beautiful." 
  85. CLARICE: Medieval French form of Latin Clarissa, meaning "fame."
  86. CLARISSA: Diminutive form of Latin Clara, meaning "fame." 
  87. CLARITY: English name derived from the vocabulary word clarity, from Latin clarus, meaning "clear."
  88. CLAUDETTE: Diminutive form of French Claudia, meaning "little lame one."
  89. CLAUDIA: Feminine form of French Claude, meaning "lame."
  90. CLAUDIE: Pet form of French Claudia, meaning "lame."
  91. CLAUDINE: Diminutive form of French Claudia, meaning "little lame one."
  92. CLEMATIS: English name derived from the name of the flowering vine clematis, from Greek klema, meaning "branch or brushwood." 
  93. CLEMENCY: Feminine form of Latin Clement, meaning "gentle and merciful."
  94. CLEMENTINE: French form of Latin Clementina, meaning "of Clementius."
  95. CLEO: Short form of Latin Cleopatra, meaning "glory of the father."
  96. CLEOPATRA: Latin form of Greek Kleopatra, meaning "glory of the father." Cleopatra VII reigned as Queen of Egypt from 51-30 B.C. She was born in 69 B.C. in Alexandria, Egypt and is believed to have been black African. 
  97. CLOVER: Old English flower name, meaning simply "clover."
  98. COCO: Originally from the Italian occupational name for a "cook," it is now in continental use as a pet form of longer names beginning with Co-.
  99. CODIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Cody, meaning "helper."
  100. CODY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from a variant spelling of the surname Cuddihy (also spelled Cuddy), an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuidighthigh "descendant of Cuidightheach," hence "helper."
  101. COLEEN: Variant spelling of English Colleen, meaning "girl." 
  102. COLENA: Variant spelling of English Colleen, meaning "girl."
  103. COLENE: Variant spelling of English Colleen, meaning "girl."
  104. COLETTE: Short form of French Nicolette, meaning "victor of the people."
  105. COLINE: Variant spelling of English Colleen, meaning "girl."
  106. COLLEEN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cailín, meaning "girl."
  107. COLLYN: Variant spelling of English Colleen, meaning "girl."
  108. COLUMBINE: English name derived from the plant name columbine, from Late Latin columbina, meaning "verbina" or "dovelike," so-called because when inverted the flower resembles a cluster of doves. Compare with another form of Columbine.
  109. COMFORT: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "to comfort, help, strengthen."
  110. CONCORDIA: Latin name meaning "harmony; peace; with (one) heart." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of peace. Her Greek name is Harmonia.
  111. CONNIE: Pet form of English/French Constance, meaning "steadfast."
  112. CONRADINE: Feminine form of German Conrad, meaning "bold counsel."
  113. CONSTANCE: English form of Latin Constantia, meaning "steadfast." 
  114. CORA: Latin form of Greek Kore, meaning "maiden." In mythology, this is a name borne by Persephone, a goddess of the underworld.
  115. CORAL: English name derived from the gem name, from Latin corallium, probably ultimately from Hebrew goral, meaning "small pebble."
  116. CORALIE: Pet form of English Coral, meaning "coral" or "small pebble."
  117. CORDELIA: English name which may be an elaborated form of the Latin word cor, meaning "heart." This is the name of a legendary queen of the Britons. It is also the name of a moon of Uranus and an asteroid, both of which were named after a Shakespeare character who also bore this name.
  118. CORIANDER: English name derived from the spice name coriander (also commonly called Cilantro), from Latin coriandrum, from Greek corys ("bedbug") with the added element -ander "resembling" (referring to the smell of the spice which is similar to the odor of bedbugs), hence "smells like a bedbug."
  119. CORLISS: English surname transferred to forename use, from a byname derived from Old English carleas, composed of the elements caru "care; grief" and leas "without," hence "carefree."
  120. CORNELIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Cornelius, meaning "of a horn." 
  121. CORONA: English name derived from the vocabulary word, Latin corona, meaning "crown, garland, wreath." The outer atmosphere of a star is called a corona.
  122. CORRINA: English variant spelling of Latin Corinna, meaning "maiden."
  123. CORRINE: English variant spelling of French Corinne, meaning "maiden."
  124. CORTNEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Courtney, meaning "short nose."
  125. CORYNN: English variant spelling of French Corinne, meaning "maiden."
  126. COURTNEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the French baronial name Courtenay, from the nickname court nez, meaning "short nose." 
  127. CRESSIDA: From the English literary name found in various retellings of the Trojan War, based on the Greek name Khryseis, from khrysos, meaning "gold."
  128. CRISTAL: Variant spelling of English Crystal, meaning "crystal, ice."
  129. CRISTEN: English variant spelling of Scandinavian Kristin, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  130. CRISTINA: Variant spelling of Latin Christina, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  131. CRYSTAL: English name derived from the gem name, from Greek krystallos, meaning "ice."
  132. CYAN: English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Greek kyanos, meaning "dark blue" and "lapis lazuli." The color cyan is also sometimes called blue-green, electric blue, and turquoise. 
  133. CYBILL: English variant spelling of Greek Sybil, meaning "prophetess." 
  134. CYMONE: English variant spelling of French Simone, meaning "hearkening."
  135. CYNDI: Variant spelling of English Cindy, meaning "woman from Kynthos." 
  136. CYNTHIA: Latin form of Greek Kynthia, meaning "woman from Kynthos." In mythology, this was another name for Artemis.
  137. CYRILLA: Feminine form of English Cyril, meaning "lord."
  138. DACEY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Déiseach which was originally a name for a member of the Déise, "a tenant, a vassal," a word tracing back to Indo-European *dem-s ("house"). 
  139. DAFFODIL: English name derived from the flower name, from Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos, meaning "asphodel flower." In Greek mythology, it is described as a pale yellow deathless kind of lily flower that overspreads the plains of Hades and is the favorite food of the dead. 
  140. DAHLIA: English name derived from the flower name, from the surname of Swedish botanist Anders Dahl, meaning "valley," hence "dahlia flower" or "valley flower."
  141. DAISY: English name derived from the flower name, from Old English dægeseage, "day's eye." 
  142. DAKOTA: English unisex name derived from the name that the Sioux people call themselves, literally meaning "allies."
  143. DALE: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "dale, valley."
  144. DALIA: Variant spelling of English Dahlia, meaning "dahlia flower" or "valley flower."
  145. DALILAH: Variant spelling of English Delilah, meaning "delicate, weak." 
  146. DALINDA: Variant spelling of English Delinda, meaning "noble serpent." 
  147. DARINA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dáiríne, meaning "fertile, fruitful."
  148. DALLAS: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the Scottish place name Dalfhas, composed of the Gaelic elements dail "meadow" and fhas "stance," hence "meadow stance," i.e. a meadow used by cattle droves as an overnight dwelling.
  149. DALYA: Variant spelling of English Dahlia, meaning "dahlia flower."
  150. DAMIA: Feminine form of English Damian, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 

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