134 Outstanding Boy Names That Start With C: for Cool Kids

If names that start with C are your thing, this list of C names for boys is cool and cute.

Whether you are using the letter C for a name as a tribute to a loved one, or passing on a family naming tradition, boy names that start with C are cool, colorful, and cute (yep, they all started with C)!

Many guy names that start with C come from Old English, Scottish, and Irish or are derived from Greek and Latin. We’ll also include a few names that were once popular and may be again with the proper support.

Let’s look at the best 134 C names for boys to inspire you to find that perfect name.

134 Unbelievable Male Names That Start With C

These are among the coolest boy names on the planet.

  1. Cab – with French roots, this short and snappy name means “one who makes ropes.”
  2. Cabe – derived from the French word “cable,” meaning “rope maker.”
  3. Cable – a longer form of Cabe, with the same meaning.
  4. Cabot – this unique French baby name means “strolling player.”
  5. Cabriole – derived from the Latin word “caprelos,” this French name means “goat.”
  6. Caddock – another popular Welsh example, meaning “war-ready and battle sharp.”
  7. Cade – this unusual English and French name means “little battle, stout or round cask.”
  8. Cadell – a strong Welsh name meaning “battle.”
  9. Caden – this cool Gaelic/Welsh name means “battle or fighter.”
  10. Cadence – an exotic English name derived from the Italian word “cadenza,” meaning “rhythm and flowing.”
  11. Cadfael – this unique Welsh name means “battle prince.”
  12. Cadmus – from Greek mythology, Cadmus means “he who excels; from the East.”
  13. Cadoc – the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint, meaning “battle.”
  14. Cadogen – derived from the Welsh Cadwgan, meaning “battle glory.”
  15. Cael – a classic Irish/Gaelic name meaning “slender.”
  16. Caelen – a long form of Cael, this Irish name means “slender” and “powerful warrior.”
  17. Caelum – of Latin and Irish origins, meaning “heaven.”
  18. Caetano – derived from the Latin word “caietanus,” meaning “from Gaeta.”
  19. Cage – with French and Latin origins, meaning “confining structure with bars.”
  20. Cagney – boy names that start with C are often patronymic, meaning “grandson of an advocate.”
  21. Cahir – many C names for boys are Irish, like Cahir, meaning “battle man.”
  22. Caian – is a strong Welsh patronymic name meaning “rejoice.”
  23. Cain – a classic Hebrew boy’s name meaning “spear and possessed.”
  24. Caio – a mix of the Welsh name Caeo and the Latin Caius, meaning “happy.”
  25. Cairn – of Scottish and Gaelic origin, meaning “mound of rocks.”
  26. Cairo – this Arabic male name means “victory” and is Egypt’s capital.
  27. Cal – possibly a Hebrew diminutive of Caleb, meaning “devotion.”
  28. Caleb – the long form of Cal, meaning “devotion, faithful, whole-hearted, and brave.”
  29. Callahan – a common Irish/Gaelic name meaning “bright-headed.”
  30. Callan – a super-cool Scottish name with the unique meaning of “battle and rock.”
  31. Callum – of Scottish, Irish, and Latin origin, meaning “dove.”
  32. Calvin – this cute French and Latin name means “little bald one.”
  33. Camden – has Scottish and Gaelic roots, meaning “winding valley.”
  34. Cameron – a classic Scottish name describing physical features like a “crooked nose.”
  35. Campbell – similar to Cameron, another Scottish “physical-feature” name meaning “crooked mouth.”
  36. Cannon – this uncommon English name means “clergyman or official of the church.”
  37. Carl – this no-nonsense German and Norse name means “free man.”
  38. Carlisle – a habitational name describing a “fort at Lugavalium.”
  39. Carlos – a Spanish variant of Charles, meaning “free man and brave.”
  40. Carlton – an Old English habitational name meaning “free peasant settlement.”
  41. Carmelo – is of Italian and Hebrew origin, meaning “orchard and garden.”
  42. Carmichael – from Gaelic and Scottish, meaning “fort or follower of Michael.”
  43. Carol – derived from High German, meaning “free man.”
  44. Carson – is of Scottish and English origin, meaning “son of the marsh-dweller.”
  45. Carter – an English occupational name for someone who “drives a cart.”
  46. Carver – another English occupational name for someone who “carves wood.”
  47. Case – derived from the Latin “capsa,” meaning “to contain.”
  48. Casen – of Irish and English origin, meaning “watchful, vigilant, and pure.”
  49. Casey – the perfect Irish/Gaelic name for “watchful and alert” kids.
  50. Cash – an occupational English name with roots in Latin and French, meaning “hollow.”
  51. Casimir – a top Polish royal name meaning “proclaimer” or “destroyer of peace.”
  52. Castiel – a classic Latin boy’s name meaning “angel of Thursday,” but in Hebrew, it means “shield of God.”
  53. Cason – a derivative of Carson, meaning “son of the marsh-dwellers.”
  54. Caspian – derived from the Latin Caspius, this uncommon name means “white.”
  55. Cassius – with two Latin origins, “cassus” and “cassis,” meaning “hollow or helmeted.”
  56. Cayson – possibly of Irish origin, meaning “courageous, tough, and unrelenting.”
  57. Cecil – another mix of Latin and Welsh, meaning “sixth and blind.”
  58. Cedar – this new-age nature name after the tree is perfect for hippy kids.
  59. Cedric – of Old English origin, meaning “kind and loved.”
  60. Celestine – some male names that start with C are stunning, like Celestine, meaning “heavenly.”
  61. Cesar/Cesaer – from the Latin word “caesius,” meaning “head of hair.”
  62. Chadwick – C names for boys can be powerful, like Chadwick, meaning “from the warrior’s town.”
  63. Chaim – this short and sweet Hebrew name means “life.”
  64. Chance – an uncommon diminutive of Chauncey, meaning “good fortune.”
  65. Chandler – of Middle English and French, meaning “candle maker and seller.”
  66. Chandra – of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, meaning “moon shining.”
  67. Channing – this Irish and English name possibly means “young wolf” or “people of Cana.”
  68. Charles – from the Germanic boy name Karl, meaning “free man.”
  69. Chase – derived from the Old French “chace,” meaning to “hunt or pursue.”
  70. Chauncey – of Latin origin, this Middle English name means “chancellor.”
  71. Chesley – an Old English name meaning “camp on the meadow.”
  72. Chesney – this English name derives from French/Norman and means “one who promotes peace.”
  73. Chester – of Latin origin and a place name in England, meaning “camp and fort.”
  74. Chevy – this modern-sounding name means “horseman and knight.”
  75. Chris – a short form of Christian, meaning “follower of Christ.”
  76. Christian – a long form of Chris with the same meaning.”
  77. Christopher – derived from the Greek Christophoros, meaning “bearer of Christ.”
  78. Ciel – primarily a French gender-neutral name meaning “from heaven and heavenly.”
  79. Clarence – with roots in Latin, Clarence means “one who lives near the River Clare.”
  80. Clark/Clarke – derived from the Latin word “clericus,” meaning “priest or clerk/scholar.”
  81. Claude – is from the Latin Claudius, meaning “limping and stuttering.”
  82. Claus – this German diminutive of Niklaus means “victory of the people.”
  83. Clay – a habitational English name for a “clay worker.”
  84. Clayton – an Old English name meaning “clay settlement.”
  85. Cletus – after the name of Alexander the Great’s general Kleitos, meaning “glory.”
  86. Cleve – based on the Middle English word “cleove,” meaning “cliff.”
  87. Cleveland – a habitational Old English name meaning “land of cliffs” or “hilly area.”
  88. Clifford – of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning “cliff-side ford.”
  89. Clinton – an Old English name with links to Ireland, meaning “fenced settlement.”
  90. Clive – possibly derived from “cleve,” this Old English name means “cliff.”
  91. Clyde – derived from the River Clyde in Scotland, meaning “someone from the river bank.”
  92. Cody – a cool Irish boy’s name meaning “decent and helpful one.”
  93. Cohen – of Jewish and Hebrew origins, meaning “priest.”
  94. Colby – some guy names that start with C have unusual meanings, like “swarthy person’s settlement.”
  95. Cole – possibly a feature-based English name, meaning “swarthy, coal-black, and charcoal.”
  96. Colin – derived from Irish, Greek, and Scottish, meaning “pup.”
  97. Colson – meaning “son of Cole,” this English name could also mean “people’s victory.”
  98. Colt – in English, it means “young horse” and “lame” in Latin.
  99. Colten – possibly meaning “swarthy person,” this Old English name also means “coal town or settlement.”
  100. Colter – an occupational Old English name meaning “colt herd or herder.”
  101. Colton – this trendy Old English name means “from the coal or dark town.”
  102. Connor – a cool Irish and Scottish name that means “lover of hounds” and “wise.”
  103. Conrad – from the Germanic “conja,” meaning “bold,” and “rad,” meaning “counsel.”
  104. Constantine – many boy names with C are Latin, like Constantine, meaning “constant and steadfast.”
  105. Conway – a classic Irish family name, meaning “hound of the plain.”
  106. Cooper – an occupational name for someone who “makes barrels.”
  107. Corbin – derived from the Anglo-Saxon word “corb,” this Gaelic male name means “crow.”
  108. Corey – derived from the Old Norse name Kori, meaning “from the hollow.”
  109. Cormack – names for boys that start with C can be unusual, like Cormack, meaning “charioteer.”
  110. Cornelius – from the Latin word “cornu,” meaning “horn.”
  111. Corwin – derived from Gaelic and Old English, meaning “from beyond the hill.”
  112. Cosmo – possibly meaning “universe,” this Greek name also means “order, harmony, and beauty.”
  113. Costas – this Latin and Greek variant of Constantine means “constant and steadfast.”
  114. Courtney – is from the Latin word “curtenus,” meaning “short.”
  115. Craig – derived from the Gaelic word “craeg,” meaning “rock.”
  116. Crawford – of Old English origin, describing a “ford or crossing of the crows.”
  117. Cray – derived from the Scottish and Gaelic word “creag,” meaning “rock.”
  118. Creed – this Western name comes from Latin and means “guiding principle, belief, and I believe.”
  119. Creighton – possibly a habitational Scottish and Irish name meaning “rocky farm settlement.”
  120. Crespo – a popular Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian nickname meaning “curly hair.”
  121. Crew – this Latin-derived name means “chariot.”
  122. Crispian – is a variation of Crispin with the same meaning.
  123. Crispin – derived from the Latin word “crispinus,” meaning “curly-haired.”
  124. Cristiano – from the Latin Christianus, this Spanish and Portuguese version means “follower of Christ.”
  125. Crofton – an Old English name that describes “a settlement of cottages.”
  126. Crosby – a gender-neutral Old English name meaning “settlement by the cross.”
  127. Cruz – the Spanish and Portuguese version of “cross.”
  128. Cullen – this Scottish name has the basic meaning of “back of a river.”
  129. Curtis – derived from the French name Courtois, meaning “polite and courteous.”
  130. Cuthbert – of Old English origin, meaning “bright, clever, and famous.”
  131. Cyan – this English name is of Greek origin and means “light blue-green” or “greenish blue.”
  132. Cyprus – after the country, meaning “land of the cypress trees” or “fairness.”
  133. Cyril – derived from the Greek “kyrios,” meaning “master and lord.”
  134. Cyrus – is a variant of Cyril with the same meaning.

Boy Names That Start With C FAQs

What Are the Most Popular Boy Names That Start With C?

The most popular boy names that start with C include Colin, Christopher, Christian, Charles, and Connor. Other examples like Crispian, Cuthbert, and Clarence have an old-fashioned feel.

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Mark Weir

Mark has always been fascinated by the stories behind names, their meanings, and the rich histories they carry. It's a curiosity that has grown into a full-fledged passion project, engaging him in the study of how names shape our identities and reflect our cultures. Since stepping away from his previous career, Mark has delved deeper into this fascinating realm. He spends his days unraveling these narratives and sharing his findings on Honey Name. He does all this amidst the tranquility of England's rivers and canals from his charming widebeam barge. His constant companions on this journey are his wife, Julie, and their adorable King Charles Cavalier, Eric.