C Names – Baby names starting with C

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Cabhan

Meaning of the Irish name Cabhan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cabhan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: In Irish cabhan means “”grassy hill”" or “”hollow”" and is the name of the Ulster county Cavan.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Cabhan

PRONUNCIATION: “”kav + an”"

ENGLISH: Cavan, Kevan, Keevan

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Canice

Meaning of the Irish name Canice. Listen and learn how to pronounce Canice so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: coinneach ”"attractive person,”" “”pleasant person.”" A sixth-century Irish missionary St. Canice founded churches in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. As Coinneach he gave his name to the town of Kilkenny, Cill Coinneach ”"Coinneach’s Church.”"

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Canice Coinneach

PRONUNCIATION: “”can + iss”" or “”ko + in + ock”"

ENGLISH: Kenneth or Kenny

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Carney

Meaning of the Irish name Carney. Listen and learn how to pronounce Carney so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From cearnach ”"victorious”" and implies “”victorious champion.”"

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Carney Cearney Kearney Cearnaigh

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Carrick

Meaning of the Irish name Carrick. Listen and learn how to pronounce Carrick so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From carraig ”"a rock.”"

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Carrick Carrig

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ENGLISH: Craig

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Carroll

Meaning of the name Carroll. Listen and learn how to pronounce Carroll so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: From the Irish word cearbhall and means “”fierce in battle.”"

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Carroll Cearul

PRONUNCIATION: “kar + ul”

ENGLISH: Carroll

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Cathal

Meaning of the Irish name Cathal. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cathal so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: cath ”"battle”" and all ”"mighty”" and signifies “”a great warrior.”" On his way home from a visit to Rome (c. 666 AD) St. Cathal was asked to fill the vacant see of Taranto in southern Italy and served as it”"s prelate until his death. Known as St. Cathaldus, he is still venerated in the area and a fresh water stream in the bay is known as “”l’annello di san Cathaldo,”" “”the ring of St. Cathaldus,”" as it marks the place where he is believed to have stilled a storm by throwing his ring into the water. He was the patron saint of the Italian army during WWI. One of the most common names in Ireland in the Middle Ages, it is popular again in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Cathal Cahal

PRONUNCIATION: “”ka + hal”"

ENGLISH: Charles

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Cavan

Meaning of the name Cavan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cavan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: In Irish cabhan means “”grassy hill”" or “”hollow”" and is the name of the Ulster county Cavan.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Cavan Cabhan

PRONUNCIATION: “kav + an”

ENGLISH: Cavan

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Cearul

Meaning of the Irish name Cearul. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cearul so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From the Irish word cearbhall and means “”fierce in battle.”"

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Cearul

PRONUNCIATION: “”kar + ul”"

ENGLISH: Carroll

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Charles

Meaning of the name Charles. Listen and learn how to pronounce Charles so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: cath ”"battle”" and all ”"mighty”" and signifies “”a great warrior.”" On his way home from a visit to Rome (c. 666 AD) St. Cathal was asked to fill the vacant see of Taranto in southern Italy and served as it”"s prelate until his death. Known as St. Cathaldus, he is still venerated in the area and a fresh water stream in the bay is known as “”l’annello di san Cathaldo,”" “”the ring of St. Cathaldus,”" as it marks the place where he is believed to have stilled a storm by throwing his ring into the water. He was the patron saint of the Italian army during WWI. One of the most common names in Ireland in the Middle Ages, it is popular again in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Charles Cathal Cahal

PRONUNCIATION: “ka + hal”

ENGLISH: Charles

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Cian

Meaning of the Irish name Cian. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cian so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From cian ”"ancient, enduring.”" In legend Cian Mac Mael Muad was the son-in-law of Brian Boru (read the legend) who led the armies from the province of Munster to victory over the invading Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014, a battle in which both he and Brian were killed. Cian was the eighth most popular Irish boys name in Ireland in 2003.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Cian Kian

PRONUNCIATION: “”key + in”"

ENGLISH: Kane, Kean, Keane

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Ciaran

Meaning of the Irish name Ciaran. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ciaran so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: ciar ”"dark”" and the diminutive -in it means “”little dark one.”" Popular for over 1500 years, at least 26 saints have borne the name. The most notable, St. Ciaran of Clonmacnoise (c. 530 AD), was the son of a carpenter who studied with St. Enda for seven years and went on to establish a monastery at Clonmacnoise, on the banks of the River Shannon in County Westmeath. It became a major spiritual and educational center and despite being plundered by the Vikings and the English, remained a major religious center until the 1550s.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Ciaran

PRONUNCIATION: “”keer + awn”" or “”keer + in”"

ENGLISH: Kieran, Kieron, Keiran

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Cillian

Meaning of the Irish name Cillian. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cillian so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: cille means “”associated with the church.”" One St. Cillian left Ireland in about 650 AD with eleven companions and carried out his missionary work in the Rhine region of Germany where he became Bishop of Wurzburg after converting the local lord, Duke Gosbert of Wurzburg, to Christianity. Later Duke Gosbert married Geilana, his brother’s widow and Cillian declared the marriage invalid. While Gosbert was away on a military expedition, Geilana had Cillian beheaded when she found that Gosbert was going to leave her because their marriage was forbidden by the Church. The city of Wurzburg still celebrates a festival of mystery plays each year, known as Killianfest.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Cillian

PRONUNCIATION: “”kil + e + an”"

ENGLISH: Killian

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Clearie

Meaning of the Irish name Clearie. Listen and learn how to pronounce Clearie so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: cliareach ”"minstrel, scholar.”" A surname now used as a given name.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Clearie Cleary

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Clooney

Meaning of the Irish name Clooney. Listen and learn how to pronounce Clooney so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Derived from the Irish word cluain meaning “”a green plain or pasture”" or may mean “”an intriguing rogue”" – does “”blarney”" come into it?

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Clooney

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Caireann

Meaning of the Irish name Caireann. Listen and learn how to pronounce Caireann so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From the Gaelic cara + the diminutive -in meaning “little friend or little beloved.” Caireann Chasdubh (“Cairenn of the Dark Curly Hair”) was the mother of the legendary warrior Niall of the Nine Hostages (read the legend) and thus was the maternal ancestor of the high kings of Ireland.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Caireann Cairenn Ciaran

PRONUNCIATION: care + in”

ENGLISH: Karen, Karan

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Coilin

Meaning of the Irish name Coilin. Listen and learn how to pronounce Coilin so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From coll ”"chieftan”" and the diminutive -in and would mean “”little chieftan.”"

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Coilin

PRONUNCIATION: “”koh + lin”"

ENGLISH: Colin

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Caitlin

Meaning of the Irish name Caitlin. Listen and learn how to pronounce Caitlin so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Devotion to St. Catherine came to Ireland with Christianity. Revered for her courage and purity, Catherine in the Irish form, Cathleen, became such a popular name that W. B. Yeats chose it for the heroine of his 1899 play “The Countess Cathleen” which was inspired by an Irish folktale. In a time of famine the Devil offers food to the starving poor in exchange for their souls. But Cathleen convinces Satan to take her soul instead. When she dies the Devil comes to collect her soul but God intervenes and carries Cathleen to heaven, saying that “such a sacrificial act cannot justly lead to evil consequences.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Caitlin Cathleen

PRONUNCIATION: koit + leen” “kath + leen”

ENGLISH: Catherine, Kathleen

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Colin

Meaning of the name Colin. Listen and learn how to pronounce Colin so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: From coll ”"chieftan”" and the diminutive -in and would mean “”little chieftan.”"

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Colin Coilin

PRONUNCIATION: “koh + lin”

ENGLISH: Colin

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Colm

Meaning of the Irish name Colm. Listen and learn how to pronounce Colm so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: A Gaelic form of the Latin columba meaning “”dove.”" St. Columba of Iona or Colmcille colm + cille or “”dove of the church”" was a prince of the O’Neill clan, a great poet and scholar. When Columba copied a book belonging to a monastery the abbott claimed it. Columba refused. His royal relatives got involved and a battle ensued. The High King decided in the abbott’s favor “”To every cow it’s calf, to every book it’s little book”" and Columba was exiled to Iona – the closest place from which he could not see Ireland. His monks created “”The Book of Kells”" and he himself may have illuminated some of the manuscripts. Born in 521 AD, by the age of 25 he has founded 27 monasteries and 40 churches in Ireland, before setting up a monastery on the island of Iona, and from there he christianised Scotland and northern England.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Colm Colum Colmcille Columb Columba

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Caoilainn

Meaning of the Irish name Caoilainn. Listen and learn how to pronounce Caoilainn so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: caol ”slender” and fionn ”white, fair, pure.” Several saints were Caoilainn and one was described as “a pious lady who quickly won the esteem and affection of her sister nuns by her exactness to every duty, as also by her sweet temper, gentle, confiding disposition and unaffected piety.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Caoilainn

PRONUNCIATION: kay + linn”

ENGLISH: Keelin (“kee + linn”) or Kalin (“kay + linn”)

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Colman

Meaning of the Irish name Colman. Listen and learn how to pronounce Colman so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From the same root as Colm, it means “”little dove”" and has developed into a seperate name from Colm and there are said to be 350 saints of the name. St. Colman of Kilmacduagh, lived as a recluse until his meeting with the king of Connacht. As the king was sitting down to dinner on an Easter Sunday the feast was miracously whipped from in front of his eyes and when he and his servants followed it they found Colman, weak after his Lenten fast, devouring the food.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Colman

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Caoimhe

Meaning of the Irish name Caoimhe. Listen and learn how to pronounce Caoimhe so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From caomh ”gentle, beautiful, precious.” The same root as Kevin, the name has become very popular in Ireland with the original Irish spelling. In 2003 it was the twelfth most popular Irish girl name for baby girls.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Caoimhe

PRONUNCIATION: kee + va”

ENGLISH: Keeva, Keva

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Conall

Meaning of the Irish name Conall. Listen and learn how to pronounce Conall so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Means friendship or could be from con ”"a hound,”" as applied to a swift-footed warrior, and all ”"great, mighty.”" In legend Conall Cearnach (“”Conall the Victorious”"), one of the mightiest warrior heros in the Red Branch Knights, the forerunners of the Knights of the Round Table, avenged the death of his foster brother Cuchulainn (read the legend). It was also believed that he was in the Holy Land when Christ was crucified. Every nation on earth was reputedly represented and Conall Cearnach was Ireland’s representative and it is further believed that he was one of the people who put their shoulders to the rock that covered the entrance to Christ’s tomb and rolled it back on that first Easter morning.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Conall Connall

PRONUNCIATION: “”kun + al”"

ENGLISH: Connell

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Cara

Meaning of the Irish name Cara. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cara so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: In Irish cara simply means a “friend.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Cara Caragh Caera

PRONUNCIATION: car + a” “keer + a”

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Conan

Meaning of the Irish name Conan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Conan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: An old name from con ”"a hound”" or “”swift-footed warrior”" and in the form conan means “”little warrior.”" Conan Maol (“”Bald Conan”") was one of the warrior-band, the Fianna (read the legend).

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Conan

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Cassidy

Meaning of the Irish name Cassidy. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cassidy so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From cas ”curly-haired.” The Cassidys were the hereditary physicians to the Maguires, the chiefs of County Fermanagh between 1300 and 1600. As their healing skills became widely known, many Cassidys were employed by other chieftans, particularly in the north of the country.

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IRISH NAME: Cassidy

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Conchobhar

Meaning of the Irish name Conchobhar. Listen and learn how to pronounce Conchobhar so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Means “”lover of hounds.”" Conchobhar MacNessa was the king of Ulster and, according to legend, was born on the same day as Christ. Conchobhar, an uncle of Cuchulainn (read the legend), loved Deirdre and wished to marry her. But she fled with his nephew Naoise and his brothers. Conchobhar gave chase and althought he promised to forgive them, he killed Naoise and her abductors. In the battle a sling-shot lodged in his brain which doctors could not remove and on hearing of the crucifixion of Christ he over-exerted himself in his rage and the sling-shot fell out and he died. In 2003 it was the fourth most popular baby name for boys in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Conchobhar

PRONUNCIATION: “”con + r”"

ENGLISH: Conor, Connor

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Conlaoch

Meaning of the Irish name Conlaoch. Listen and learn how to pronounce Conlaoch so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From conn ”"chief”" + laoch ”"hero”" meaning “”highest chief.”" One of the earliest holders of the name was the son of Cuchulainn (read the legend) and Aoife and in mythology “”Conlaoch’s Well”" was the source of great inspiration and knowledge, for “”The Salmon of Knowledge”" (read the legend) swam in its waters. The salmon had eaten the magical nuts that fell from the nine hazel trees that grew above the well so whosoever ate the salmon received its great powers.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Conlaoch Conleth Connla Conla

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Catherine

Meaning of the name Catherine. Listen and learn how to pronounce Catherine so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: Devotion to St. Catherine came to Ireland with Christianity. Revered for her courage and purity, Catherine in the Irish form, Cathleen, became such a popular name that W. B. Yeats chose it for the heroine of his 1899 play “The Countess Cathleen” which was inspired by an Irish folktale. In a time of famine the Devil offers food to the starving poor in exchange for their souls. But Cathleen convinces Satan to take her soul instead. When she dies the Devil comes to collect her soul but God intervenes and carries Cathleen to heaven, saying that “such a sacrificial act cannot justly lead to evil consequences.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Catherine Caitlin Cathleen

PRONUNCIATION: koit + leen” “kath + leen”

ENGLISH: Catherine

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Connell

Meaning of the name Connell. Listen and learn how to pronounce Connell so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Means friendship or could be from con ”"a hound,”" as applied to a swift-footed warrior, and all ”"great, mighty.”" In legend Conall Cearnach (“”Conall the Victorious”"), one of the mightiest warrior heros in the Red Branch Knights, the forerunners of the Knights of the Round Table, avenged the death of his foster brother Cuchulainn (read the legend). It was also believed that he was in the Holy Land when Christ was crucified. Every nation on earth was reputedly represented and Conall Cearnach was Ireland’s representative and it is further believed that he was one of the people who put their shoulders to the rock that covered the entrance to Christ’s tomb and rolled it back on that first Easter morning.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Connell Conall Connall

PRONUNCIATION: “kun + al”

ENGLISH: Connell

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Catriona

Meaning of the Irish name Catriona. Listen and learn how to pronounce Catriona so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: An Irish form of Catherine that derives from an older Greek name meaning “clear, pure.” (See also Caitlin.)

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Catriona Caitriona

PRONUNCIATION: ka + tree + na”

ENGLISH: Catherine

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Connor

Meaning of the name Connor. Listen and learn how to pronounce Connor so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Means “”lover of hounds.”" Conchobhar MacNessa was the king of Ulster and, according to legend, was born on the same day as Christ. Conchobhar, an uncle of Cuchulainn (read the legend), loved Deirdre and wished to marry her. But she fled with his nephew Naoise and his brothers. Conchobhar gave chase and althought he promised to forgive them, he killed Naoise and her abductors. In the battle a sling-shot lodged in his brain which doctors could not remove and on hearing of the crucifixion of Christ he over-exerted himself in his rage and the sling-shot fell out and he died. In 2003 it was the fourth most popular baby name for boys in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Connor Conchobhar

PRONUNCIATION: “con + r”

ENGLISH: Connor

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Chevonne

Meaning of the name Chevonne. Listen and learn how to pronounce Chevonne so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: Siobhan is another Irish form of Joan meaning “God is gracious.” A popular name in Ireland where the anglicised versions are often used. Siobhan McKenna, an Irish actress who died in 1986, was considered by many as a woman who personified all that was good about being Irish.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Chevonne Siobhan

PRONUNCIATION: shiv + awn”

ENGLISH: Chevonne

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Ciara

Meaning of the Irish name Ciara. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ciara so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: The feminine form of Ciaran, from the Irish ciar meaning “dark” and implies “dark hair and brown eyes.” St. Ciara was a distinguished seventh-century figure who established a monastery at Kilkeary in County Tipperary. It was the fourth most popular baby girl name in Ireland in 2003.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Ciara

PRONUNCIATION: kee + ra”

ENGLISH: Keera, Keira, Kira

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Conor

Meaning of the name Conor. Listen and learn how to pronounce Conor so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Means “”lover of hounds.”" Conchobhar MacNessa was the king of Ulster and, according to legend, was born on the same day as Christ. Conchobhar, an uncle of Cuchulainn (read the legend), loved Deirdre and wished to marry her. But she fled with his nephew Naoise and his brothers. Conchobhar gave chase and althought he promised to forgive them, he killed Naoise and her abductors. In the battle a sling-shot lodged in his brain which doctors could not remove and on hearing of the crucifixion of Christ he over-exerted himself in his rage and the sling-shot fell out and he died. In 2003 it was the fourth most popular baby name for boys in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Conor Conchobhar

PRONUNCIATION: “con + r”

ENGLISH: Conor

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Claire

Meaning of the Irish name Claire. Listen and learn how to pronounce Claire so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: A medieval name derived from Latin clarus ”clear, bright, famous.” St. Claire, a follower of St. Francis of Assisi, who left her wealthy family to found the order of nuns known as the “Poor Clares,” has always been very respected in Ireland and the name is still popular today.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Claire Clare

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Cormac

Meaning of the Irish name Cormac. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cormac so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From old Irish corbmac ”"son of the charioteer.”" Cormac Mac Airt was probably the most famous of the ancient kings of Ireland. As the ruler of Tara, the seat of the high kings of Ireland, for forty years (probably 227-266 AD), he was famous for his wise, true and generous judgments. Cormac owned the wonderful gold cup given to him by the sea-god Manannan Mac Lir. If three lies were spoken over it, it would break in three; three truths made it whole again. Cormac used this cup during his kingship to distinguish falsehood from truth and when he died, the cup vanished. It was a very popular name in early Ireland and is still used today.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Cormac Cormack Cormick

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Craig

Meaning of the name Craig. Listen and learn how to pronounce Craig so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: From carraig ”"a rock.”"

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Craig Carrick Carrig

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Cliona

Meaning of the Irish name Cliona. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cliona so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From clodhna meaning “shapely.” Cliodhna had three magical birds that could sing the sick to sleep and cure them. In the tale of “Cliodhna’s Wave” she falls in love with a mortal, “Keevan of the Curling Locks,” and leaves Tir-Na-Nog (“Land of Eternal Youth”) (read the legend) with him but when he goes off to hunt, leaving her on the beach, she is swept to sea by a great wave, leaving her lover desolate.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Cliona Cleona

PRONUNCIATION: klee + ona”

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Cronan

Meaning of the Irish name Cronan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cronan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: cron ”"brown, sallow, dark-skinned.”" The seventh-century St. Cronan built a monastery in a very remote area of his native County Tipperary but travellers lost their way trying to find the hospitable Cronan. Saddened by this he built a new monastery closer to the roadside which became the modern town of Roscrea. He was known for his generosity to the poor and to travellers.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Cronan Cronin

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Cloda

Meaning of the name Cloda. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cloda so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: The river Clody runs through County Tipperary and County Wexford and like most Irish rivers is named for a local female deity. Rivers become places for prayer and Clodagh is a popular name in this part of the country.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Cloda Clodagh

PRONUNCIATION: clo + da”

ENGLISH: Cloda

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Clodagh

Meaning of the Irish name Clodagh. Listen and learn how to pronounce Clodagh so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: The river Clody runs through County Tipperary and County Wexford and like most Irish rivers is named for a local female deity. Rivers become places for prayer and Clodagh is a popular name in this part of the country.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Clodagh

PRONUNCIATION: clo + da”

ENGLISH: Cloda

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Colleen

Meaning of the Irish name Colleen. Listen and learn how to pronounce Colleen so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From the Irish cailin meaning “girl” and used by the Irish in the USA and Australia as a way of connecting to their Irish roots.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Colleen Coleen

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