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Girl Names Starting With C

The letter C has always been a fashionable way to start girls’ names, with C among the most common first letters for baby girl names.

Regal Charlotte is the most popular C name for girls throughout the English-speaking world today. Along with Charlotte, other C names for girls ranking among the US Top 100 include Camila, Chloe, Claire, Caroline, and red-hot vintage girl name Cora.

In the UK, popular C names for girls also include Clara, Connie and Cleo, which all rank in the Top 200 baby names for girls in England and Wales. In Spain, the top C names for girls are Carla and Claudia, while in France, Camille is perennially popular and flower name Capucine is a quirky modern classic.

The cornucopia of choices that start with the letter C for a daughter includes modern unisex options like Charlie and Cameron, as well as uber-feminine picks like Coralie and Clementine. The letter C can be soft like in Cecilia or hard as in Coco.

Here, our comprehensive collection of girl names beginning with C. 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 Girl Names Starting with C

  • Charlotte

    Charlotte is the feminine form of the male given name Charles. It derived from Charlot, a French diminutive of Charles meaning “little Charles,” and the name of Charlemagne’s son in French... Read More 

  • Camila

    The Spanish Camila, pronounced ka-MEE-la, is the fastest rising version of this ancient Roman name, but recent royal Camilla may have helped promote the British brand. In Roman myth, Camilla was a... Read More 

  • Chloe

    Chloe appeared in Greek mythology as an alternative name for the goddess of agriculture and fertility, Demeter. She was referred to as Chloe in the spring months, due to the name’s relation to... Read More 

  • Claire

    Claire is the French form of Clara, a feminine derivation of the Latin masculine name Clarus. The French word for “clear,” Claire’s meaning, is clair, and was traditionally a male name.... Read More 

  • Caroline

    Caroline is a perennial classic, in the Top 100 since 1994. Caroline is elegant, calling to mind the Kennedy Camelot years and Princess Caroline of Monaco.

    Caroline came to England with... Read More 

  • Cora

    In classical mythology, Cora—or Kore—was a euphemistic name of Persephone, goddess of fertility and the underworld. Kore was the name used when referencing her identity as the goddess of Spring,... Read More 

  • Clara

    Long relegated to an Olde World backwater, the European-flavored Clara has been speeding up the charts on sleeker sister Claire's coattails for the past few decades. Now, many would say the... Read More 

  • Charlie

    Charlie is one of the friendly, tomboyish male nickname names--another is Sam-- now used almost as frequently for girls: in 2015, it ranked higher on the girls list than on the boys list for the... Read More 

  • Cecilia

    Cecilia is a feminine form of Cecil, which was derived from a Roman clan name related to the Latin caecus, meaning “blind.” The martyred Saint Cecilia was designated the patron of... Read More 

  • Callie

    This Hallie-esque nickname name is starting to dip, while the sleeker, more nouveau Cali is rising. Read More