Choosing a name for your new baby is no easy feat. Pro tip: If you focus on options that start with a specific letter, it’s much easier to narrow things down. We’ve already rounded up our top picks for girl names beginning with “A” and “B,” and now, we've compiled a list of baby girl names that start with “C.”
The suggestions below have been hand-selected from a variety of places (such as the Social Security Administration’s list of the most popular monikers for girls), and also include some of our own editor's picks. Keep reading for 50 names we love.
Landing the #6 spot on the popular names list, it means “free.”
Or Camilla if you prefer, this name literally means “perfect.”
Not quite as common as the first two, Chloe still landed in the top 25. Of Greek origin, it means “verdant and blooming.”
This moniker means “playful.”
“Beautiful woman.” What more can new parents ask for?
It simply means “heart” which we’re sure she’ll have a lot of.
Usually short for Charlotte, Charlie does well all on its own.
Clara is the Latinized form of the name Claire/Clare. It means “bright” or “illustrious.”
This name—which is of English origin—means “song.”
It means “blind to one's own beauty.” Might we suggest Cece for a nickname?
Originally short for Calista, Callie means “beautiful” and has several different variations, including Kallie, Caleigh, Calli and Cally.
Also spelled Charise (or Cherice), this French name means “precious one.”
Courtesy of Greece, the name means “pure.”
No doubt made popular by singer Chaka Khan, the name means “life” or “energy center.”
Like Catherine, Catalina means “pure.” Only this one is of Spanish origin.
A slight variation on the name in #2, but keeping the same meaning.
This unisex name comes from Ireland and means “curly haired.” Cassie has become a popular nickname for this one.
It means “soothsayer” so hopefully she sees a future of sleep-filled nights.
We can thank famous singer Ciara for the name’s popularity in recent years. Similar to the male version (Ciaran), this name means “black.”
Commonly used for both boys and girls, this American moniker means “bent nose.” Other variations include Camren, Kamryn and Kamron.
The name Carmen means “poem” and is of Latin origin.
Derived from the Latin caelestis, the name means “heavenly” or “celestial.”
Fun Fact: There were 683 Christina’s born in 2018.
Pronounced kleena or klee-ow-na, it’s a variation of the Gaelic name Cliodhna—a beautiful goddess in ancient Irish legend.
Of Native American origin, Cheyenne has several different spellings—Cheyanne, Sheyenne, Shyanne, Shyann and Shianne.
This Old English name means “chalk wharf.”
Cataleya is the name of a genus of orchids. It gained popularity as a baby name after it was used for the character played by Zoe Saldana in Colombiana.
Of Irish, English and Scottish origin, this unisex moniker means “driver of a cart or wagon.” Makes sense.
A version of the Old French name Chantal, it means “stone” or “boulder.”
It means “rhythm” so fingers crossed she'll be musically talented.
Further popularized by Carly Simon in the 1970s, Carly is the female version or Carl and means “free man.” Or in this case, woman.
A shorter version of Candelaria, a Spanish name derived from candle, Candela means “illuminated.”
Yup, like Dion. Need we say more?
Courtesy of France, this powerful name means “victory of the people.” It can also be spelled with two “Ls” if you’re looking to switch things up.
Commonly a surname, Collins made the girls' top 1,000 list after the release of the film Blind Side, in which the daughter was named Collins.
Like Caroline with a twist. This combo name (Cora+ Caroline) means “heart” or “maiden.”
Pronounced kai-ya, the name is of Hebrew origin.
If you’re looking for something in the citrus category.
Of Greek origin, Cassandra means “she who entangles men.” It is also a character in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida.
Cynthia—which means "from Mount Cynthus”—can be shortened to Cindy, Cyndi or even Cyndy.
With a name that literally means “little womanly one,” your daughter is destined to be small but mighty.
Another female form of Carl, the Spanish Carlita also means “free man.”
Courtesy of Africa, the moniker means “enthroned.”
Another combo of two names, Carissa (coming from the names Melissa and Cara) is of Italian origin.
Meaning “pure” or “clear,” Cathleen is of American origin. And you can’t go wrong with the nickname Cath.
This Hebrew name is a popular variation of Hannah and means “gracious.” Chana has now remained on the top 1,000 list since 2008.
Literally meaning "beautiful-voiced," Calliope is also a Greek goddess who presided over poetry, song and the arts.
The feminine version of Claude, this Latin name means “enclosure."
It means “conception” and is of Italian origin.
The name Cara is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "dear friend.” Not to mention, it also has Irish, Italian and Portuguese ties.