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First Name Directory - Starting with C

This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.

Christian is a male given name and family name. The name comes from Greek & #160; Christianos 'Follower of Christ'; This is in turn derived from Greek & #160; Χριστός, Christós, the translation for Hebrew & #160; moschiach 'Messiah, the anointed one', referring to Jesus Christ. As a general term for 'Christ', he shows according to the book of acts (acts 11.26 & #160; EU) in Antioch, and spreads there as name.
Christian originated as a Baptismal name used by persons of the Christian religion. It is now a given name born by males, and by females as Christiana and other feminized variants. An historically commonly used abbreviation, used for example on English 17th century church monuments and pedigrees, is Xpian, using the Greek Chi Rho Christogram Χρ, pronounced in English "chr", short for Χριστός (pronounced "Christos"), Christ. The Greek form of the baptismal name is Χριστιανός (pronounced "Christianos"), a Christian. The name denotes a follower of Christ, thus a Christian. It has been used as a given name since the Middle Ages, at first as a name for females, without any feminising word endings.
Christoph is a masculine given name. It is used occasionally as a family name. The name comes from the Greek and literally means "Christ-bearer". Christopher is one of the Christian Saints and one of the helpers. The latinised name is in German General [krɪstɔˈfɔːrus] pronounced (emphasis on the long third syllable), but [krɪˈstɔfɔrɘs] in upper German dialects (typical short stress the second syllable).
Christos is the non-Greek version of a common Greek given name which is spelled in two ways:
According to the New Testament (NT), Jesus Christ (from Greek & #160; Ἰησοῦς Χριστός Iēsous Christos, [iɛːˈsuːs kʰrisˈtos], Jesus, the anointed one) is the Messiah sent by God for the salvation of all men and son of God. With his name, the early Christians expressed their faith and the Salvation promises of the Old Testament (AT) based on the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth. The article is about Church teachings on Jesus Christ Christology.
Kosmas (Κοσμάς), also Cosmas is a masculine given name of Greek origin. The name Kosmas derives from the Greek word κόσμος kósmos ab ("Jewelry", "Order", "World") and can "properly", "morally" or "calm" translate with.
Cyrus the great (Greek Κύρος, Latin Cyrus) is a male given name, see Cyrus (name). In addition:
Chrysanthos (Greek: Χρύσανθος), Latinized as Chrysanthus, is a Greek name meaning "golden flower". The feminine form of the name is Chrysanthe (Χρυσάνθη), also written Chrysanthi, Chrysanthy and Chrysanthea.
Costas or Kostas (Greek: Κώστας) is a Greek name. As a given name it is the hypocorism for Konstantinos (Constantine).
Cyril Cyril is a Greek male given name. Greek Κύριλλος kyrillos 'the magnificent'. Kirill means also, legend '

In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.

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