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  1. BRANDI: Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
  2. BRANDIE: Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
  3. BRANDY: English name derived from the name of the liquor, popular in America in the 1970s and '80s. 
  4. BREANA: Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
  5. BREANN: Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
  6. BREANNA: Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
  7. BREANNE: Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
  8. BREDA: Variant spelling of English Breeda, meaning "exalted one."
  9. BREE: English form of Irish Brígh, meaning "force, strength."
  10. BREEDA: Anglicized form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
  11. BRENDA: Old Irish and Scottish name believed to be of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse brandr, meaning "sword." 
  12. BRENNA: Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
  13. BRETT: English unisex name meaning, "a Breton."
  14. BRIANNA: Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
  15. BRIAR: English unisex name derived from the plant name briar, from Old English brer, meaning "prickly bush."
  16. BRIDGET: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
  17. BRIDGETTE: Variant spelling of English Bridget, meaning "exalted one."
  18. BRIELLE: English short form of French Gabrielle, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
  19. BRIER: Variant spelling of English unisex Briar, meaning "briar plant."
  20. BRIONY: Variant spelling of English Bryony, meaning "to grow, sprout, swell."
  21. BRITANNIA: Latin name for the personification of the British Empire, meaning "Britain."
  22. BRITNEY: Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "Little Britain."
  23. BRITT: Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
  24. BRITTA: Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
  25. BRITTANI: Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
  26. BRITTANIA: Variant spelling of Latin Britannia, meaning "Britain."
  27. BRITTANY: In the 4th century Romano-British tribes from across the English Channel began to settle in a northwestern region of France. Their numbers increased as raiding and settling by Anglo-Saxon invaders in Britain increased. The French named the region where the Briton immigrants settled Bretagne (Brittany in English), meaning "little Britain."
  28. BRITTNEY: Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
  29. BRITTNY: Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
  30. BROGAN: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brógáin, meaning "descendant of Brógán," hence "little shoe."
  31. BRONTE: Altered form of Irish Prunty, a form of Gaelic Ó Proinntigh, meaning "descendant of Proinnteach," a personal name that was originally a byname meaning "banquet hall (denoting a "generous person")." In Prunty's altered form (Bronte), the name is identical to the Sicilian place name and the name of a mythological horse of the Sun, meaning "thunder." But Prunty was probably purposely altered to Bronte by bearers of the name who admired Lord Nelson who was awarded the title of Duke of Bronte in 1799 by Ferdinand, King of the Two Sicilies. 
  32. BROOK: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English broc, meaning "brook, stream."
  33. BROOKE: Variant spelling of English unisex Brook, meaning "brook, stream."
  34. BROOKLYN: English compound name composed of Brook "brook, stream" and Lyn "lake."
  35. BRYANA: English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
  36. BRYANNA: English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
  37. BRYANNE: English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
  38. BRYONY: English name derived from the flower name, a tendril-climbing, perennial herb plant. Some species are used medicinally. The name derives from Latin bryonia, from Greek bryo, meaning "to grow, sprout, swell."
  39. BUFFY: Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  40. BUNNY: English pet form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
  41. BUNTY: English name, probably derived from an old nursery rhyme about "baby bunting."
  42. BURGUNDY: English name derived from the wine name, from the name of a place in France which got its name from Latin Burgundiones, literally meaning "highlanders." May also sometimes be given as a color name.
  43. CACIA: Short form of English Acacia, meaning "not evil." 
  44. CADENCE: English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin cadens "to fall," hence "flow of rhythm."
  45. CADY: Variant spelling of English Katie, meaning "pure." 
  46. CAELIE: Variant spelling of English Kaylie, meaning "slender."
  47. CAETLIN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Caitlín, meaning "pure."
  48. CAILEIGH: Variant spelling of English Kayleigh, meaning "slender."
  49. CAILYN: Anglicized form of Irish Cailín, meaning "girl."
  50. CAITLYN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Caitlín, meaning "pure."
  51. CALANTHA: English name derived from the name of the heroine of John Ford's tragedy "The Broken Heart," 1633, composed of the Greek elements kalos "beautiful" and anthos "flower," hence "beautiful flower." 
  52. CALANTHE: Variant spelling of English Calantha, meaning "beautiful flower." This is the name of a genus of orchid flowers.
  53. CALANTHIA: Variant spelling of English Calantha, meaning "beautiful flower."
  54. CALEIGH: Variant spelling of English Kayley, meaning "slender."
  55. CALIDA: English name derived from the Spanish word, calida, meaning "hot." 
  56. CALLA: English name derived from the name of the Calla Lily, from Greek kallaia, meaning "wattle of a cock," from kallos meaning "beauty." 
  57. CALLIDORA: English name composed of the Greek elements kallos "beauty" and doron "gift," hence "gift of beauty."
  58. CALLIE: English pet form of Latin Callista, meaning "most beautiful."
  59. CALTHA: English name derived from the flower name, also known as the kingcup and marsh marigold, derived from the Greek word calyx, meaning "cup," denoting the shape of the flowers when they open.
  60. CAMELLIA: English name derived from the Latin name of the flowering evergreen shrub, camellia, named after the Czech-born missionary/botanist Georg Josef Kamel, from the word kamel, meaning "camel."
  61. CAMEO: English jewelry name, derived from the Italian word cammeo, from either Arabic qamaa'il "flower buds" or Persian chumahan, meaning "agate."
  62. CAMERON: Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of the great Highland clans whose ancestor had an ungraceful proboscis, composed of the Gaelic elements cam "bent, crooked" and sròn "nose," hence "crooked nose."
  63. CAMILLA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Camillus, possibly meaning "attendant (for a temple)." In mythology, this is the name of a warrior maiden and queen of the Volsci. 
  64. CAMILLE: French unisex form of Roman Latin Camilla, possibly meaning "attendant (for a temple)."
  65. CAMMIE: English pet form of Roman Latin Camilla, possibly meaning "attendant (for a temple)."
  66. CAMRYN: English feminine variant spelling of Scottish unisex Cameron, meaning "crooked nose."
  67. CANDACE: Latin form of Greek Kandake, which is of foreign origin, meaning "prince of servants." In Acts 8:27 of the New Testament bible, a queen of Ethiopia is referred to by this name. But it was not actually a personal name, but the name of a dynasty of Ethiopian queens. 
  68. CANDI: Variant spelling of English Candy, meaning either "candy" the sweet, or "prince of servants."
  69. CANDICE: English variant spelling of Latin Candace, meaning "prince of servants."
  70. CANDIDA: English name derived from Latin candida, meaning "clear and white," like pure quartz rather than the whiteness of milk. George Bernard Shaw used this name for his 1895 play of the same name.
  71. CANDIS: English variant spelling of Latin Candace, meaning "prince of servants."
  72. CANDY
    1. English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning  "candy."
    2. English pet form of Latin Candace, meaning "prince of servants."
  73. CANDYCE: English variant spelling of Latin Candace, meaning "prince of servants."
  74. CAPRINA: English name derived from the name of the Italian island of Capri. The Latin name for Capri is Capreæ, meaning "goats." But the Greeks were the first to populate the island. Latin Capreæ may be a derivative of Greek kapros, meaning "wild boar."
  75. CAPUCINE: From the French flower name, meaning "nasturtium." This name was borne by the French actress who played Inspector Clouseau's wife in "The Pink Panther."
  76. CARA: Modern English name derived either from Italian cara, a term of endearment meaning "beloved," or from the Irish Gaelic word cara, meaning "friend."
  77. CARAMIA: English name derived from the Italian phrase cara mia, meaning "my beloved."
  78. CAREEN: Possibly a diminutive form of English Cara, hence "beloved" or "friend." The name first appears in Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone With the Wind, where it is the name of a sister of Scarlett
  79. CAREN: English variant spelling of Danish Karen, meaning "pure."
  80. CAREY: Variant spelling of English unisex Cary, meaning "dark one." 
  81. CARI: Variant spelling of English unisex Cary, meaning "dark one." 
  82. CARIN: English variant spelling of Danish Karen, meaning "pure."
  83. CARINA
    1. 19th-century English elaborated form of Latin cara, meaning "beloved."
    2. From the constellation Carina, from Latin carina, which originally meant "shell of a nut," later "keel of a ship."
  84. CARINE: Variant spelling of English Careen, meaning "beloved" or "friend." 
  85. CARIS: English variant spelling of Latin Charis, meaning "grace."
  86. CARISSA: Variant spelling of English Charissa, meaning "grace."
  87. CARITA: Pet form of English Cara, meaning "beloved" or "friend."
  88. CARLA
    1. Feminine form of German Carl, meaning "man."
    2. Feminine form of Italian Carlo, meaning "man."
  89. CARLENE: Pet form of German Carla, meaning "man."
  90. CARLEY: Variant spelling of English Carlie, meaning "man."
  91. CARLIE: English pet form of German Carla, meaning "man."
  92. CARLIN: Irish Gaelic unisex name meaning "little champion."
  93. CARLISA: English blend of German Carla "man" and English Lisa "God is my oath."
  94. CARLOTA: Variant spelling of Italian Carlotta, meaning "man."
  95. CARLOTTA: Pet form of Italian Carla, meaning "man."
  96. CARLY: Variant spelling of English Carlie, meaning "man."
  97. CARLYN: Feminine variant spelling of Irish Gaelic unisex Carlin, meaning "little champion." 
  98. CARMEL (כַּרְמֶל): Latin feminine form of Hebrew unisex Karmel, meaning "garden-land." In the bible, this is the name of a mountain in the Holy Land.
  99. CARNATION: English name derived from the flower name, from French carnation, meaning "complexion," from Italian carnagione, meaning "flesh-colored." 
  100. CAROL: English form of French Carole, meaning "man." Compare with masculine Carol.
  101. CAROLINE: Pet form of French Carole, meaning "man."
  102. CAROLYN: English variant spelling of French Caroline, meaning "man."
  103. CARON: Variant spelling of English Caren, meaning "man." Compare with another form of Caron.
  104. CARREEN: Variant spelling of English Careen, possibly meaning "beloved" or "friend." 
  105. CARRIE: English pet form of French Caroline, meaning "man."
  106. CARRY: Variant spelling of English Carrie, meaning "man." 
  107. CARY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha, "descendant of Ciardha ("black, dark"), hence "dark one." 
  108. CARYL: Variant spelling of English Carol, meaning "man."
  109. CARYN: English form of Danish Karen, meaning "pure."
  110. CASEY: Variant spelling of English Cassie, meaning "she who entangles men." Compare with masculine Casey

  111. CASS: English short form of Latin Cassandra, meaning "she who entangles men." 
  112. CASSANDRA: Latin form of Greek Kassandra, meaning "she who entangles men." In mythology, this is the name of King Priam's daughter to whom Apollo gave the gift of foresight then later caused her prophecies to be ignored because she refused his advances. 
  113. CASSIA: Latin form of Hebrew Qetsiyah, meaning "cassia," a bark similar to cinnamon. 
  114. CASSIAH: Variant spelling of Latin Cassia, meaning "cassia," a bark similar to cinnamon. 
  115. CASSIDY: English unisex name derived from the Gaelic surname Ó Caiside, "descendant of Caiside," hence "curly(-headed)." 
  116. CASSIE: Pet form of English Cass, meaning "she who entangles men."
  117. CATE: Variant spelling of English Kate, meaning "pure."
  118. CATELINE: Variant form of Old French Caterine, meaning "pure."
  119. CATH: English short form of French Catherine, meaning "pure."
  120. CATHARINE: Variant spelling of French Catherine, meaning "pure."
  121. CATHERINE: Later spelling of Old French Caterine, meaning "pure."
  122. CATHLEEN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Caitlín, meaning "pure."
  123. CATHRYN: English variant spelling of French Catharine, meaning "pure."
  124. CATHY: English pet form of French Catharine, meaning "pure."
  125. CATRINA: Contracted form of English Catriona, meaning "pure."
  126. CATRIONA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Catríona and Scottish Gaelic Catrìona, both meaning "pure."
  127. CAYLEY: Variant spelling of English Kayley, meaning "slender."
  128. CAYLIN: Variant spelling of English Kaylin, meaning "girl."
  129. CEARA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ciara, meaning "little black one."
  130. CEARRA: Variant spelling of English Ceara, meaning "little black one."
  131. CECELIA: Variant spelling of English Cecilia, meaning "blind."
  132. CECILIA: English form of Latin Cæcilia, meaning "blind." 
  133. CECILY: Medieval form of English Cecilia, meaning "blind."
  134. CEDAR: English name derived from the tree name, meaning simply "cedar."
  135. CELANDINE: English name derived from the name of a yellow wildflower, from Greek chelidon, meaning "a swallow bird." 
  136. CELESTE: English form of French Céleste, meaning "heavenly."
  137. CELESTINE: English form of French Célestine, meaning "heavenly."
  138. CELIA: Contracted form of English English Cecilia, meaning "blind." Compare with another form of Celia.
  139. CELINDA: Modern English name, possibly a blend of Celandine (bird and flower name) and Linda from the Spanish word meaning "pretty."
  140. CELOSIA: English name derived from the flower name (sometimes called cockcombs or woolflowers), from Greek kelos, meaning "burned."
  141. CHALICE: English name derived from the word, chalice, from Latin calix, meaning "cup."
  142. CHANCE: English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "chance."
  143. CHANEL: Modern English name derived from a Parisian fashion house founded by Coco Chanel whose surname meant "pipe." 
  144. CHANELLE: Variant spelling of English Chanel, meaning "pipe."
  145. CHANTALE: English variant spelling of French Chantal, meaning "stony place."
  146. CHANTÉ: English name derived from the French word for "sung."
  147. CHANTEL: English variant spelling of French Chantal, meaning "stony place."
  148. CHANTELLE: Elaborated form of English Chantel, meaning "stony place."
  149. CHARIS: Latin form of Greek Kharis, meaning "charm, grace, kindness." In mythology, this is the singular form of plural Kharites (Charites), a name for the goddesses of charm.
  150. CHARISMA: English name derived from the vocabulary word charisma, from Greek charis, meaning "charm, grace, kindness." 

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