By Linda Rosenkrantz
The category of boy names starting with C is one of the most bountiful and captivating in the alphabet. There’s truly something for everyone, from classics to notable namesakes to names from nature, mythology, history and the arts and pop culture.
Here we pick some of the best boy names starting with C in various classifications.
Caliban—Best unusual Shakespearean name for boys starting with C
Canyon—Best uncommon nature name for boys starting with C
Carlow—Best Irish county/place name for boys starting with C.
Carver—Best rare occupational name starting with C (also with literary links)
Casper—Best unscary cartoon ghost name starting with C
Cerulean—Best color name for boys staring with C
Charles—Best royal classic name for boys starting with C
Cleanth—Best pastoral poetry C-name for boys (Runner-up: Corydon)
Cole–Best single-syllable nursery rhyme character name starting with C (now #118)
Cove—Best unusual water-related boy name starting with C
Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond Satran of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. In addition to contributing stories on trends and celebrity naming, she guides the editorial content and manages the Nameberry Twitter and Facebook accounts. You can follow her personally at Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.