Curtis

Origin: Anglo-Norman Meaning: from an English surname meaning “courteous, polite” from Old French curteis or courtois, originally used as a nickname for someone who was refined. Curt is a short form of the name. Variants: Kurtis

Christie

Origin: English, Irish, Scottish Meaning: a diminutive of Christopher and Christine/Christina meaning “bearing Christ”. Variants: Kristie, Kristy, Christy,

Caspian

Origin: unknown Meaning: it comes from the Caspi tribe, meaning unknown, who lived near the Caspian sea. Evidence suggests it could share a root with the Iranian city of Qazvin, meaning the tribe was either Iranic people or had strong Iranic cultural influences (as according to Wikipedia). I’ve also seen it spelled as Caspiane.

Chester

Origin: English Meaning: from an English surname referring to someone who came from Chester, an old Roman settlement in Britain. The name of the settlement came from Latin castrum meaning “fort”. Chet is a diminutive form of the name.

Corrigan

Origin: Irish Meaning: an Anglicized form of Irish surname O’Corragain meaning “descendant of Corrigan”, the latter meaning either “spear” or “pointed”. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore; a korrigan is a fairy or dwarf-like creature meaning “small dwarf”. Variants: Currigan, Courigan, Corocan, Carrigan

Calix

Origin: Latin Meaning: a short form of Calixtus from Roman Callistus, the Greek form of Kallistos meaning “most beautiful”. The Callistus spelling was perhaps influenced by Latin calix meaning “wine cup”. Calix is also a Catalan and Portuguese surname, perhaps deriving from Portugeuse cálice or Catalan càlic both meaning “communion cup”. In Catalan it could perhaps be derived from calitx, a…

Charles

Origin: English Meaning: man, free man Charles is the name of a man the Baudelaire children meet in Book 4 The Miserable Mill, one of the few nice adults but also rather helpless as well.

Carmelita

Origin: Spanish Meaning: a Spanish diminutive of Hebrew Carmel meaning “garden” Carmelita Spats is an unpleasant character the Baudelaires’ meet in Book 5 The Austere Academy and in later books as well, as an antagonist.

Camilla

Origin: Latin, Etruscan Meaning: feminine form of Latin Camillus, a term referring to an acolyte, a youth employed in rituals and sacrifice of ancient Roman religion. Camilla is also the name of a warrior in the Aenead, whose name likely comes from Etruscan origin of unknown meaning. In the Aenead, Camilla was a member of…

Cymbeline

Origin: Ancient Celtic Meaning: an Anglicized form of Cunobelinus meaning “hound of Belenus” from old Celtic element koun (hound) combined with the name of a Celtic god, Belenus. Variants: Cunobelinus

Chandra

Origin: Indian चण्ड (masculine form of Chandra) चण्डा (feminine form of Chandra) Meaning: derived from Sanskirt chand ( चन्द ) meaning “to shine” or “shining”, ultimately meaning “moon” Chandra is the Hindu god of the moon. He is depicted as young and beautiful, a two armed god with a club and a lotus, who rides his chariot…

Colton

Origin: English Meaning: from an English surname meaning “Cola’s town”, cola being an Old English word for charcoal and usually referring to someone swarthy or with a dark complexion. Variants: Colten, Kolten, Koltan

Caden

Origin: Gaelic, English Meaning: It could be from Gaelic surname Mac Cadáin (or MacCadden) meaning “son of Cadán”, Cadán meaning “battle” from Celtic kat0 and the diminutive suffix –án, although it’s popularity has more to do with the fact that it shares the same sound as Braden, Hayden, and Aiden Caden is also the name of a commune in Brittany,…

Cayzer

Origin: English Meaning: a surname from Middle English caisere, ultimately from German kaiser from Roman cognomen Caesar meaning “hairy”, though Cayzer may have been used as a nickname for someone who behaved imperiously, as Caesar was often used as a title of an emperor or leader after Julius Caesar Variants: Cayser, Kayzer, Keyzor

Circe

Origin: Greek ( Κιρκη ) Meaning: Latinized form of Greek Kirke, either meaning “bird” or else derived from Greek kirkoô “to secure with rings” or “hoop around” Circe (SUR-see) is a prominent figure in the Odyssey. An enchantress, she turned Odysseus’s men into pigs but was beaten by him with the help of the Greek god Hermes….

Craig

Origin: Scottish Meaning: from Gaelic creag meaning “crag” or “rocks”, a Scottish surname referring to someone who lived near a crag

Cole

Origin: English Meaning: either from a surname from Old English cola meaning “charcoal”, or a nickname for Nicholas/Nicole meaning “victory of the people”

Clarence

Origin: Latin, English Meaning: the name of a Dukedom created in 1362 from Latin title Clarensis for the son of King Edward III when he married the heiress of a powerful family of de Clare (meaning bright, clear, famous).

Clarke

Origin: English Meaning: variant spelling of Clark, a surname from Old English clerec meaning “cleric” or scribe” from Latin clericus meaning “scribe”, “secretary” or referring to someone with a religious order or someone who was educated

Creed

Origin: English from Latin credere “to believe” Meaning: an English word meaning “that which is believed” or to any system, doctrine or formula of religious belief or any system or codification of belief of opinion It comes from Old English  credo, creda from Latin credo meaning “I believe”, from credere “to believe”