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List of biblical names starting with C

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See Bible Study Tools Library letter C or Christian Classics Ethereal Library letter C or Smith's Bible Dictionary letter C or Easton's Bible Dictionary letter C for additional definitions and Biblical sources. Most of the men's and women's biblical names can be found in Herbert Lockyer's books with a biblical source where in the bible they can be found.[1] Many also have a short study on the name.[1] Most of the Biblical name definitions for places, cities, countries, angels, gods, mountains and Hebrew names can be found in Nancy M. Tischler's two volume encyclopedia All things in the Bible, an encyclopedia of the biblical world with a short study on each of them.[2]

  • Cabbon, as though understanding[3]
  • Cabul, displeasing; dirty[3]
  • Caesar, one cut out, The surname for all Roman emperors described in the New Testament.[4]
  • Caiphas, he that seeks with diligence, a searcher[3]
  • Cain, possession, possessed;[3] acquisition, fabrication[5]
  • Cainan, Kenan, acquisition;[6]
  • Calah, favorable; opportunity;[3]
  • Calcol, nourishing[3]
  • Caleb, a dog; a crow; a basket;[3] bold, impetuous;[6]
  • Caleb-Ephratah, see Ephratah[3]
  • Calneh, our consummation[3]
  • Calno, our consummation; altogether himself[3]
  • Calvary, the place of a skull[3]
  • Camon, his resurrection[3]
  • Cana, zeal; jealousy; possession[3]
  • Canaan, merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues[3]
  • Candace, who possesses contrition[3]
  • Capernaum, the field of repentance; city of comfort[3]
  • Caphtor, a sphere, buckle, or hand[3]
  • Cappadocia, the same as Caphtor[3]
  • Carcas, the covering of a lamb[3]
  • Charchemish, a lamb; as taken away; withdrawn[3]
  • Careah, bald; ice[3]
  • Carmel, circumcised lamb; harvest; full of ears of corn[3]
  • Carmi, my vineyard; lamb of the waters[3]
  • Carpus, fruit; fruitful[3]
  • Carshena, a lamb; sleeping[3]
  • Casiphia, money; covetousness[3]
  • Casluhim, hopes of life[3]
  • Cedron, black; sad[3]
  • Cenchrea, millet; small pulse[3]
  • Cephas, a rock or stone[3]
  • Cesar, a name applied to those who are born by Caesarean section[3]
  • Chalcol, who nourishes, consumes, and sustains the whole[3]
  • Chaldea, as demons, or as robbers[3]
  • Charran, a singing or calling out[3]
  • Chebar, force or strength[3]
  • Chedorlaomer, roundness of a sheaf[3]
  • Chelal, as night[3]
  • Chelub, a basket[3]
  • Chelluh, all[3]
  • Chelubai, he altogether against me[3]
  • Chemarims, black ones[3]
  • Chemosh, handling; stroking; taking away[3]
  • Chenaanah, broken in pieces[3]
  • Chenani, my pillar[3]
  • Chenaniah, preparation, or disposition, or strength, of the Lord[3]
  • Chephirah, a young lion covered with his mane or a village protected by walls [3]
  • Cheran, anger[3]
  • Cherith, cutting; piercing; slaying[3]
  • Chesed, as a devil, or a destroyer[3]
  • Chesil, foolishness[3]
  • Chesulloth, fearfulness[3]
  • Chidon, a dart[3]
  • Chiliab, totality; or the perfection of the father[3]
  • Chilion, finished; complete; perfect[3]
  • Chilmad, teaching or learning[3]
  • Chimham, as they; like to them[3]
  • Chios, open; opening[3]
  • Chisleu, Cisleu, Casleu, rashness; confidence[3]
  • Chislon, hope, trust[3]
  • Chisloth-tabor, fears; purity[3]
  • Chittem, those that bruise; gold[3]
  • Chloe, green herb[3]
  • Chorazin, the secret; here is a mystery[3]
  • Chozeba, men liers in wait[3]
  • Christ, anointed;[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] The Anointed One;[17]
  • Christian, The disciples were first called "Christians" at Antioch on the Orontes (Acts 11:26). The name "Christian" appears in the New Testament at Acts 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16.[18] "Christian" occurs 3 times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16).[19] Believers called[20] The term "Christian" of the party of Christ[21] “brethren,” “the faithful,” “elect,” “saints,” “believers,” to the followers of Jesus[22]
  • Chun, making ready[3]
  • Chushan-rishathaim, blackness of iniquities[3]
  • Chuza, the seer or prophet[3]
  • Cilicia, which rolls or overturns[3]
  • Cis, same as Kish[3]
  • Clauda, a lamentable voice[23]
  • Claudia, Claudius, lame[24]
  • Clement, mild; good; merciful[3]
  • Cleophas, the whole glory[3]
  • Cnidus, age[3]
  • Colhozeh, every prophet[3]
  • Colosse, punishment; correction[3]
  • Coniah, strength of the Lord[3]
  • Coos, top, summit[3]
  • Corinth, Greece, which is satisfied; ornament; beauty[3]
  • Cornelius, of a horn[3]
  • Cosam, divining[3]
  • Coz, a thorn[3]
  • Cozbi, a liar; sliding away[3]
  • Crescens, growing; increasing[3]
  • Crete, carnal; fleshly[3]
  • Crispus, curled[3]
  • Cush, Cushan, Cushi, Ethiopians; blackness[3]
  • Cuth, Cuthah, burning[3]
  • Cyprus, fair; fairness[3]
  • Cyrene, a wall; coldness; the floor[3]
  • Cyrenius, who governs[3]
  • Cyrus, as miserable; as heir, King of Persia; means the son of truth[3]


  • Comay, Joan, Who's Who in the Old Testament, Oxford University Press, 1971, ISBN 0-19-521029-8
  • Lockyer, Herbert, All the men of the Bible, Zondervan Publishing House (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1958
  • Lockyer, Herbert, All the women of the Bible, Zondervan Publishing 1988, ISBN 0-310-28151-2
  • Lockyer, Herbert, All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible, Zondervan Publishing 1988, ISBN 0-310-28041-9
  • Tischler, Nancy M., All things in the Bible: an encyclopedia of the biblical world , Greenwood Publishing, Westport, Conn. : 2006 ISBN 0-313-33082-4

Inline references

  1. ^ a b Lockyer references
  2. ^ Tischler reference
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl See Bible Study Tools Library letter C and Christian Classics Ethereal Library letter C
  4. ^ Lockyer, p. 80
  5. ^ Lockyer, p. 81
  6. ^ a b Lockyer, p. 82
  7. ^ Christ
  8. ^ The spelling "Christ" is attested from the 14th century. OED
  9. ^ The New Testament compared : The Gospel according to Saint Matthew
  10. ^ Christian
  11. ^ Acts 11:26
  12. ^ Acts 26:28
  13. ^ 1 Peter 4:16
  14. ^ Jesus, the christ
  15. ^ Christ
  16. ^ Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828) for the word "anoint" - associated with Chaucer is attested from the 14th century with Chaucer's work Boece 1374. OED
  17. ^ Lockyer, p. 366
  18. ^ Smith's Bible Dictionary
  19. ^ Easton's Bible Dictionary
  20. ^ Nave's Topical Bible
  21. ^ New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious
  22. ^ Easton's Bible Dictionary
  23. ^ Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
  24. ^ Smith's Bible Dictionary
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