Unusual Female Names

Uncommon girl names starting with C

Exotic female names starting with C

We have created for you a list of beautiful and uncommon girl names starting with the letter C (with history of origin and meanings).

Last updated: March 26, 2022.

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Caeria

Name meaning: falling.

Origin: Latin or Messapic.

First mention: early 4th century BC.

Historical reference: Caeria, Illyrian Queen.

Caeria name variations: Kaeria, Kaerra, Caerra.

 

Caily

Origin: Old Gaelic.

Meaning: graceful, descendant of the graceful one.

History behind: derived from Old Gaelic cadhla (translated as descendant of the graceful one).

Caily name variations: Kaily, Kylie, Kiley, Kilee.

 

Calanthe

Years of origin: circa 4th century.

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: beautiful flower.

Calanthe name variations: Kalanthe, Kalanthia, Calanthia, Calanty.

 

Camille

Years of origin: circa 18th century.

Country of origin: France.

Meaning: perfect one, ideal.

Camille name variations: Kamille, Camilla, Kamila.

 

Cara

Origin: Italian or Greek.

Meaning: dear, sweetheart, beloved.

History behind: it is also the Irish Gaelic word for friend.

Cara name variations: Karra, Kara, Carra.

 

Cariba

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: pure.

Cariba name variations: Karibia, Caribia, Caribba, Carriba, Kariba.

 

Carla

Years of origin: circa 8th century.

Origin: Old German or Old English.

Meaning: freely.

Carla name variations: Karla, Carline, Karline, Carly, Karliene, Carliene, Karla.

 

Carlease

Name meaning: citadel, fortress.

Origin: Old English.

History behind: it is a feminine form of the masculine name Carlisle.

Carlease name variations: Karlease, Karlisla, Carlisla.

 

Carlota

Name meaning: liberty, freedom.

Origin: Spanish and French.

Carlota name variations: Karlota, Karlotta, Charlotte, Charlotta, Carlotte, Carlotta, Charlaine, Charlayne, Charlott, Charlot.

 

Carmel

Years of origin: circa 6th century.

Origin: Hebrew.

Meaning: orchard, garden.

Carmel name variations: Karmel, Carmelinne, Karmelline, Carmen.

 

Carrissa

Years of origin: circa 16th century.

Origin: English and Greek.

Meaning: benign, merciful, kind.

History behind: name derived from the Greek charis (translated as mercifulness or kindness).

Carrissa name variations: Karissa, Carisa, Carrisa, Carissa, Karrisa.

 

Cassidy

Years of origin: circa 13th century.

Origin: Irish.

Meaning: curly haired.

Cassidy name variations: Kassidy, Cassidia, Kassidia, Caiside, Casidy.

 

Catalina

Years of origin: circa 16th century.

Origin: Spanish and Greek.

Meaning: pristine, unspoilt, pure.

History behind: it is a Spanish variation of the name Katherine.

Catalina name variations: Katalina, Katharine, Katherine, Cataline, Kateline.

 

Celeste

Years of origin: circa 4th century.

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: heavenly.

History behind: derived from the Latin caelestis (translated as heavenly or celestial).

Celeste name variations: Celleste, Celesta, Celestia.

 

Celya

Name meaning: entire, whole.

Origin: Greek.

Celya name variations: Kelya, Kelia, Celia, Calaya, Celeya, Caleya.

 

Chante

Years of origin: circa 18th century.

Country of origin: France.

Meaning: song, related to music.

Chatne name variations: Chantel, Chantale, Chanty, Chantie, Chantelle, Channte, Chantalle.

 

Charisma

Years of origin: circa 3rd century BC.

Origin: Greek and Hebrew.

Meaning: blessing, grace of the God.

Charisma name variations: Karisma, Charisme, Charis, Charissa.

 

Charlize

Years of origin: circa 8th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: freedom, liberty.

Charlize name variations: Charlissa, Charlene, Charlin, Charlen.

 

Chelsee

Origin: English.

Meaning: it is a place name, an area in west London, England.

Chelsee name variations: Chelsia, Chelsy, Chelsea.

 

Cherilyn

Years of origin: circa 19th century.

Country of origin: France.

Meaning: dear, darling.

Cherilyn name variations: Cher, Cherelle, Cherlyn, Cheryl.

 

Chloe

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: blooming, young.

History behind: derived from the ancient Greek name Khloe.

Chloe name variations: Cloe, Cloey, Kloe, Khloe, Clove.

 

Christina

Origin: Latin.

Meaning: follower of Christ.

Christina name variations: Kristina, Christine, Christinia, Kristinia, Chris.

 

Claire

Years of origin: circa 12th century.

Origin: Italian and Latin.

Meaning: bright, pure.

Reference: Saint Clare of Assisi, founder of the Order of Poor Ladies.

Claire name variations: Claria, Klaria, Clara, Klaire, Klara.

 

Clarence

Years of origin: circa 12th century.

Origin: Old French and Latin.

Meaning: vivid, bright.

History behind: name derived from Latin word clarus (translated as bright).

Clarence name variations: Klarence, Klarencia, Clarencia, Clare.

 

Claudette

Years of origin: circa 1st century BC (as Claudius).

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: weak point.

Claudette name variations: Klaudia, Klaudette, Claudia.

 

Clemence

Years of origin: circa 6th century (as Clementina).

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: merciful.

History behind: name derived from Latin word clemens (translated as merciful).

Reference: Patricia Clementina, Roman aristocrat.

Clemence name variations: Clemency, Clementine, Clementina.

 

Cleopha

Name meaning: glory of the father.

Origin: Greek.

Cleopha name variations: Cleofa, Kleopha, Kleophe, Cleofe, Cleopatra, Kleopatra.

 

Colette

Origin: French.

Meaning: victorious.

Colette name variations: Kollete, Kolleta, Coleta, Colete, Coletta.

 

Coline

Origin: French and Greek.

Meaning: victorious, triumphant.

Coline name variations: Kolinne, Nicole, Colline.

 

Constance

Years of origin: circa 2nd century.

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: persistent, resolute.

History behind: name derived from the Latin constantem (translated as persistent or resolute).

Constance name variations: Konstance, Konstancia, Constancia, Constanze.

 

Cora

Name meaning: girl, maiden, venerable.

Origin: Greek.

Historical reference: Kora (or Persiphone), Greek goddess of dead and life, Queen of the Underworld.

Cora name variations: Kora, Corra, Coera, Coerra, Koera, Koerra, Caerra, Coerra, Korra.

 

Cornelia

Years of origin: circa 2nd century BC.

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: wise.

History behind: it is a feminine version of the name Cornelius or Cornelis.

Cornelia name variations: Kornelia, Corey, Conny, Connie.

 

Courtney

Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Old French.

Meaning: royal, aristocrat.

Courtney name variations: Kortny, Cortny, Cortney, Courteney, Kourtney, Courtenay.

 

Cressida

Years of origin: circa 10th century BC.

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: golden.

Cressida name variations: Cresidia, Kresidia, Kressida, Cresida.

 

Cyrilla

Years of origin: circa 6th century.

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: lordly.

Cyrilla name variations: Cirilla, Cyrila, Cirila.

 

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