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Boy Names Starting With C

Boy names that begin with the letter C are the third most populous group by initial, following J and A. C names for boys have been dominated for decades by Christopher and Charles.

Along with Charles and Christopher, C names for boys in the US Top 100 include Carter, Caleb, Connor, and Christian. British parents prefer short form Charlie, which ranks among the Top 10 boys' names in England and Wales.

International forms of Charles are popular internationally, with Carl the top C name for boys in Germany and Carlos the highest-ranking in Spain.

But other C names for boys are popular around the world. Clement is the top-ranking C name for boys in France, while in Italy it's (surprisingly) Christian.

Unique C-starting names for your baby boy include many appealing choices that start with either the hard or the soft C sound, from Cassius to Cyrus, Clancy to Chance.

If you're looking for a classic, contemporary, or cool C name for your son, browse our entire collection here. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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Top Boy Names Starting with C

  • Carter

    Carter has been popular for almost two decades, but it only cracked the Top 30 in 2014, leaving the other upscale occupational surname names behind. Having hot characters named Carter on both... Read More 

  • Christopher

    Christopher derived from the Greek Christophoros, which is composed of the elements Christos, referring to Christ, and phero, meaning “to bear.” The name was originally used... Read More 

  • Charles

    Charles derives from the Germanic name Karl, meaning "man" or "freeman", and is a royal name in multiple European countries. A famous early bearer is Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Lombards... Read More 

  • Caleb

    Caleb has two potential derivations, the first being from the Hebrew kelev, meaning “dog,” and the second from the Hebrew components kal and lev, together meaning “whole... Read More 

  • Christian

    Christian has fallen a bit from its 90's and 00's heights, but it's still quite popular. Once considered overly pious, Christian is now seen as making a bold statement of faith by some, while also... Read More 

  • Colton

    Colton is a trendy two-syllable choice, with the popular 'on/en' ending.

    Colton jumped onto the popularity list in 1982 at Number 806. Then, in 1988, the hunky character Colton Shore... Read More 

  • Cameron

    Cameron is a popular Scottish name, for both boys and now girls (thanks to Cameron Diaz). With its good-looking, sensitive aura, Cameron has also generated a deluge of variant spellings. ... Read More 

  • Connor

    Connor, the appealing name of an early semi-legendary king of Ulster in Irish mythology, sits firmly in the Top 100 and taken together with its alternate spellings would rank even higher. In its... Read More 

  • Cooper

    The genial yet upscale and preppy Cooper was one of the first occupational last names to catch on -- and Cooper remains a pleasing option.

    Cooper began his rapid climb in 1982 and is a... Read More 

  • Carson

    Carson is one of the most long-running popular androgynous baby names, with a dash of the Wild West via the legendary Missouri frontiersman Kit... Read More