50 Baby Boy Names that Start with C

You just found out that you have a baby boy on the way—so you've probably already been asked a hundred times about a name. Well, if you're fond of baby boy names that start with “C," there is certainly no shortage of options. covered.

This list has been compiled from a variety of resources (such as the Social Security Administration’s collection of the most popular monikers for boys) and even includes top picks from our editors. Here are 50 "C" names to get you started.

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1. Carter

Of Irish, English and Scottish origin, this unisex name means “driver of a cart or wagon.” Makes sense.

2. Christopher

Landing the #42 spot on the popular names list, it means “Christ-bearer.”

3. Caleb

Of Hebrew origin, it means “whole hearted.”

4. Cavin

It literally means “beautiful at birth.”

5. Charles

We like Charlie for short.

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6. Christian

Of English origin, Christian means “follower Of Christ.”

7. Chaim

"L'Chaim" is a Hebrew toast to Life, so Chaim on its own means “life.”

8. Caspian

The name is taken from the Caspian Sea and is of English origin.

9. Colton

Or Colten if you prefer, it literally means “Cole’s town.”

10. Cameron

Commonly used for both boys and girls, this American moniker means “bent nose.” Other variations include Camryn, Kamryn and Kamron.

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11. Carson

Another unisex name, Carson means “Christian” and is of American origin. No doubt made popular by television host Carson Daly.

12. Coleman

Courtesy of England, the name means “charcoal burner.” Might we suggest Cole for a nickname?

13. Cooper

Like Coleman, Cooper is also an occupational name, only this one means “barrel maker.”

14. Creed

Yes, like Creed Bratton from The Office.

15. Cole

See #12 for the meaning of this name.

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16. Carlos

This Spanish moniker means “free man.”

17. Calvin

Fun Fact: There were 143 Calvins born in 2018.

18. Camden

This name—which is of English origin—means “from the valley of the camps.”

19. Charlie

Like we said before, this one can be used as a nickname for Charles. But it also does well all on its own.

20. Casim

It literally means "the person who distributes" and has four variations including Kassim, Cassim, Qasim and Qassim.

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21. Carl

Carl is the male version of Carley and (like Carlos) means “free man.”

22. Cleavon

Pronounced klee-von, the name is of African origin.

23. Caden

It means “fighter” so there’s a good chance he'll be able to hold his own.

24. Cassidy

This unisex name comes from Ireland and means “curly haired.” Cassie has become a popular nickname for this one.

25. Colin

Commonly a surname, the name has Irish and Scottish roots.

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26. Clayton

Or simply Clay, if you’re looking for something simple.

27. Chance

Commonly short for Chancellor, Chance can also stand alone.

28. Cordell

Cordell simply means “rope maker.”

29. Cash

Short for Cassius, this Latin moniker means "hollow."

30. Corbin

Like Cash, Corbin is of Latin origin. Only this one is used for both boys and girls and means "crow.”

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31. Cody

Originally an Irish surname, the name can also be spelled Codey or Codie.

32. Cohen

This religious name means “priest.”

33. Cruz

Also the son of Victoria and David Beckham, Cruz means “cross.”

34. Chante

It means “song” so fingers crossed he'll be musically inclined.

35. Cesar

Literally meaning “thick head of hair,” you’ll know if this one will fit right off the bat.

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36. Clark

Also spelled Clarke, it’s derived from the English surname. Not to mention, its Superman’s alter-ego, which makes it even cooler.

37. Cade

This unisex moniker means “sturdy.”

38. Cyrus

No doubt made popular by Miley Cyrus and her large family.

39. Calbert

This French name means “cowboy.” Yee-haw.

40. Corey

Other variations include Cori, Koree, Korey, Corrie, Cory and Corie, to name a few.

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41. Chandler

It means “candle maker” (we’re looking at you, Chandler Bing).

42. Cairo

This powerful (not to mention, unisex) name means “victorious one” and is of Arabic origin. It’s also the name of Tia Mowry’s daughter.

43. Case

“Bringer of peace.” Need we say more?

44. Cannon

The name Cannon means “clergyman” and is of English origin. It’s also a form of the name Cain, which means "wolf cub."

45. Callum

Courtesy of Scotland, it literally means “dove.” We love Cal for short.

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46. Cassius

Refer back to #29 for nickname inspo.

47. Curtis

Also spelled Kurtis, this Latin name means “courteous or courtly.”

48. Crosby

We can thank famous singer Bing Crosby for the name’s popularity.

49. Carmelo

Of both Hebrew and Spanish origin, Carmelo is also a saint's name and—in modern times—tied to basketball player Carmelo Anthony.

50. Crew

Crew is a name of Latin origin meaning “chariot.” The name became more popular in recent years after Joanna Gaines chose it for her youngest son.

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