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  • Clarence

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    The name of the guardian angel in It's a Wonderful Life is rarely heard the rest of the year because of its studious, near-nerdy image, but this could change in the current naming... Read More 

  • Claribel

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  • Clarice

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    If you’re a fan of the annual animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, you’ll recognize the name of Rudolph’s beautiful doe sweetheart, pronounced cla-REES—uncomfortably close to the Silence of... Read More 

  • Clarimond

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    Clarimond is related to the Occitan name Esclarmonde, and is probably the more wearable of the two variations.

    Seventeenth century French novelist Nicolas des Escuteaux used the name... Read More 

  • Clarinda

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    A poetic name first used in Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" in 1596, it had a literary vogue in the 18th century, especially favored by Robert Burns. "inda" names--Melinda, Belinda, Linda"... Read More 

  • Clarissa

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    Clarissa, the daintier version of Claire, has a long literary history of its own, having been featured in the novels of Samuel Richardson, Charles Dickens, and Virginia Woolf—Clarissa was the... Read More 

  • Cruz

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    For a single-syllable Latino surname, this new popular kid on the block packs a lot of energy and charm and is one of the most stylish Read More 

  • Cyane

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    Cyane is a mythological Sicilian nymph who lived in a pool and whose name is an intriguing twist on the color name trend. Read More 

  • Cymbeline

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    The title of a Shakespeare play based on legends featuring the early Celtic King Cunobelinus. Rythmic and musical enough to be considered for a girl. Read More 

  • Cyra

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    Cyra is an unusual name that can be pronounced either SEER-a or CY-ra. This name may be a feminine variation of Cyrus but is also a Persian name that stands on its own. One noted bearer is writer... Read More 

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