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Welsh Names Starting with C

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Cadewyn originates from Wales. It also has its roots in Old English, Irish, and Scottish. It consists of two elements, Cad means 'war or battle,' and Gwyn means 'white or fair.' The meaning of Cadewyn is 'spirit of war' or 'fair battle.' It also translates to 'glorious battle' or 'a friend in battle.' A small village in Powys, Wales is named Bettws Cadewen (Cadewain). It is a possibility that Roman soldiers might have made use of this place. The 12th century Prince of Powys Dynasty in the east part of Wales was named Cadwgan ap Bleddyn.

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Caerwyn is of Welsh origin. It consists of two components, 'caer', which means 'fort', and 'gwyn', which means white'. So, the meaning of Caerwyn is 'white fortress'. Caerwyn is a derivation of its variant Carwyn. It also translates to 'fair love'. Other meanings of Caerwyn are 'fair', 'loved', and 'blessed'. It is a gender-neutral name. Well-known personalities with the name include a Welsh politician in the '70s, Caerwyn Roderick, Welsh musician and producer, Carwyn Ellis, the 20th-century Welsh scholar of Celtic language literature, J. E. Caerwyn Williams.

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The name Cai is of Welsh origin and it is a variant of the name Kai. The meaning of Cai is ‘to rejoice’ or ‘to be happy’. This name has gained popularity in Wales, thanks to Sir Kay, who was one of the figures in the Arthurian legend. Sir Kay was one of the earliest members of the Knights of the Round Table. This was a committee created to ensure that there was peace and harmony in King Arthur's kingdom. The ‘Round Table’ was where they met. It was a round table that they sat around, which symbolized that every member of this committee was equal, be it a royal or a noble. Kai (or Cai) was one of the most loyal and brave warriors under King Arthur. In the legend, Cai could fight for nine days and nights without stopping. Also, a wound from the sword of Cai was impossible to heal. Hence, the name Cai is synonymous with power and strength.

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Caradoc originates from Welsh background. The meaning of Caradoc is 'amiable' and 'affection' in Welsh. It also translates to 'dearly loved' and 'love' in Celtic. It is the name of the son of Bran, as per the Arthurian Legend. The British King of the first century was named Caractacus, a variant of Caradoc. He is famous for standing against Roman rule in Britain. The famous English model and actress is named Cara Delevingne. She is well-known for her work in the movie 'Paper Towns.' A hill is in the Shropshire county in England is called Caer Caradoc.

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The meaning of Caraf is 'a feeling of love' or 'beloved'. Caraf is a feminine name of Welsh origin, and its diminutives include Cari and Ceri. A glass container without handles, the carafe is also known as a caraf in several countries. This is an implemen used to serve wine and other drinks.

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The meaning of Cari is 'beloved' or 'star in the Orion constellation'. Cari is a form of the English name Caroline and the Spanish name Caridad. An American author and journalist, Cari Beauchamp is the author of 'Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood'.

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The name Cariad takes its meaning from the Welsh word 'caru' which means 'to love'. The meaning of Cariad is 'sweetheart'. It is a common term of endearment in the Welsh language, and as a name it is gender-neutral. Katie Cariad Lloyd, most commonly known by her stage name Cariad Lloyd, is a famous English actress, comedian, and writer.

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Caron is a feminine given name of Welsh origin. The meaning of Caron is 'loving and kind' and it also has Norman and Greek origins. In French, Caron is mainly used as a surname. Firminus Caron was a French singer who rose to prominence during the period of the Renaissance.

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The meaning of Carwyn is 'blessed love'. It is a Welsh name that is usually used for girls. Carwyn Howell Jones is the name of a Welsh politician. Caryn Rees James is a Welsh former rugby player and coach.

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Carys is a feminine given name of Welsh origin. The meaning of Carys is 'precious' or 'to love'. Carys is derived from the Welsh words 'caru' meaning 'to love' and 'ys' being a common suffix for Welsh names. Cerys is an alternative spelling of this name. Carys is the name of a fictional character in Alice Oseman's novel 'Radio Silence'.

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The meaning of Catrin is 'poem'. Catrin is a Welsh name and it is primarily used as a feminine forename. Catherine is a variant of Catrin. Catrin ferch Owain Glyndwr was daughter of the legendary Welsh king Owain Glendwr. Catrin Stewart is one modern-day famous person with this name, best known for her role in 'Misfits' and for her performances on stage.

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The pronunciation of Celyn is 'KEL-in.' It originates from a Welsh background. The meaning of Celyn is 'holy' or 'heavenly.' According to Greek mythology, Celyn is the name of the goddess of the moon. Its variant Selena is quite popular. A British academic and author is named Russell Celyn Jones. He is also a social activist. Some places in Wales are named Celyn. For example, Llyn Celyn is a reservoir in Gwynedd, Wales.

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The meaning of Ceri is 'to love'. It is a gender-neutral name but it is most commonly used for girls. Ceri is a variant of the names Carys and Ceridwen. It may also be the Welsh version of the name Kerry. Famous people with this name include Ceri Richards, a Welsh painter, print-maker, and maker of reliefs, and former New Zealand football player Ceri Evans.

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Ceridwen is an alternative spelling of the name Cerridwen. This is a Welsh name inspired by a Celtic goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration. The meaning of Ceridwen is 'beautiful as a poem'. The South African and Australian author and social anthropologist Ceridwen Dovey is one famous bearer of this name. Ceridwen Fraser is a bio-geographer and also serves as a professor for the Department of Marine Science at the University Of Otago, New Zealand.

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The meaning of Ceron is ‘beloved’ and it is of Welsh origin. Famous people named Ceron include Dionicio Cerón Pizarro, a former Mexican marathon runner, Laura Cerón, an American actress, and Esteban Miguel Ángeles Cerón, a Mexican politician.

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Cerridwen is a feminine name of Welsh origin. The meaning of Cerridwen is 'beautiful as a poem'. It may also be spelled Ceridwen. Ceridwen was a Celtic goddess of rebirth, inspiration, and transformation. Cerridwen Greenleaf and Cerridwen Fallingstar are both famous authors who share this name.

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Cerys is a feminine given name of Welsh origin. The meaning of Cerys is 'precious' or 'to love'. Cerys is derived from the Welsh words 'caru' meaning 'to love' and 'ys' being a common suffix for Welsh names. Cerys may also be spelled Carys.

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Cledwyn is of Welsh origin and is popularly in use in Wales. It is traditionally a boy's name. It consists of two elements, 'cled' means 'rough' and 'gwyn' means 'fair, white, or blessed'. The meaning of Cledwyn is 'rough but blessed'. It also means 'harsh and pure'. It is also used as a surname and was first used in England. Cledwyn Hughes, Baron Cledwyn of Penrhos is a British politician. A Welsh lawyer, educationist, and politician is called John Cledwyn Davies.

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Collen is a masculine given name of Welsh origin. The meaning of Collen is 'hazel tree'. It can be a spelling variant of the Scottish and English name Colin, but this spelling is most commonly seen as a surname. An English portrait painter, Henry Collen became the first professional calotypist in London. An English musician, Philip Kenneth Collen is best known as the co-lead guitarist for the rock band, 'Def Leppard.'

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Colwyn is of Welsh origin. The meaning of Colwyn is 'from the river'. A river in the west part of Wales is named Colwyn. It also has English roots, where Colwyn means 'hazel grove' or 'coal friend'. It is a gender-neutral name. A well-known personality with the name is English football coach, and former professional player, Colwyn Rowe.

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