Celtic Names

Cartel

Meaning: High Valour Origin: Irish Proud, Logical, Loyal The Scribe The Irish name Cartel means ‘High Valour’ and is an anglicization of the surname Mac Ardghail. Another variation is Cardle. Cartel is growing in popularity and works for boys and girls. More recently, Maria DiGeronimo from Yummy Mummies named her son Cartel, which fits nicely […]

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English Names French Names

Catherine

Meaning: Pure Origin: French English Fresh Faced, Sporty, Diligent The Athlete Catherine derives from the Greek name Aikaterine, which spawns from the root word: katharos Pure Catherine is a very regal name, belonging to multiple Queens. It also belonged to the virginal Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who was also a princess and was martyred at […]

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Celtic Names

Cedric

Meaning: Love Origin: Brythonic Benevolent, Engaging, Deep-Thinker The Owl The name Cedric was actually invented by an author, Sir Walter Scott, and was used in his novel Ivanhoe. It is suspected that he based the name on the Celtic Cerdic, which derives from Caratacos, meaning ‘Love’. I really enjoy nickname option Ced, and its similarities […]

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Celtic Names

Ceili

Meaning:DanceOrigin:Irish Graceful, Rosy, Blossoming The Willow Tree Ceili is a Garlic word name that means ‘Dance’. Pronounced as KAY-lee, this word describes a type of party where people folk dance. There are many similar, modern variations with alternative spelling options such as Kaylee, Caileigh, Cailie and Kaley… The list seems never ending with this one. […]

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Celtic Names

Ciara

Meaning: Dark Black haired Origin: Irish Assured, Individualist, Congenial The Lone Wolf The meaning of the name Ciara (pronounced SEE-air-ah) is “Dark” or “Black Haired”. An Irish Gaelic name, being the feminine variant of Ciarán. Even though it can mean black, this name sounds so bright, bubbly and beautiful. Other gorgeous names that mean black are […]

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Spanish Names

Cisco

Meaning: Frenchman Origin: Spanish Modest, Candid, Profound The Comic Cisco is a Spanish contraction of the name Francisco, meaning ‘Frenchman’. It also has the cool nickname option of Chico! More variations of Francisco are the original Latin – Franciscus, French – Francis and Italian – Franco. Cisco has that coveted ‘O’ ending that everyone seems […]

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Spanish Names

Clariana

Meaning: Forest Clearing Origin: Catalan Bright, Energetic, Festive The Choirgirl Clariana is a Spanish name, particularly Catalan. It means ‘Forest Clearing’, and is the name of a district – Clariana da Cardener – in El Solsonès, Spain. This name is fresh, vibrant and underused. Reminiscent of Viviana, Gloriana and Liliana, this name oozes culture, confidence […]

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Hungarian Names

Csilla

Meaning: Star Origin: Hungarian Meticulous, Beautiful, Strong The Image The ethereal Hungarian name Csilla (pronounced CHEE-la) means ‘Star’ and derives from the original name Csillag. Interestingly, Csilla is also the name of a planet in Star Wars, although it is primarily pronounced TSILL-ah. Csilla reminds me of names Cilka, Suni, Chebec and Suki.

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