Nouns That Start With C

A noun is usually the subject of a sentence that the other words describe. It is also often considered the most important word in a sentence. There are many different types of nouns that you will encounter when reading and writing. Keep reading this article to learn about them and see examples of types of nouns beginning with c.

Common Nouns That Start With C

chart showing some nouns that start with C

When you are reading, you will often come across common nouns. These nouns are very general and usually categorized as a person, place, thing, or idea. Listed below are some examples of common nouns you might encounter and their definitions.

  • Caboose – the very last car on the end of a train
  • Cake – a dessert made from eggs, flour, and sugar that is often served at celebrations
  • Calculator – a technological device that figures out mathematical equations
  • Calf – the baby of certain animals like cows, whales, and elephants
  • Car – a moving vehicle that people drive back and forth for transportation
  • Career – a job that a person earns through education and experience to make money
  • Cash – paper bills used as currency to purchase goods and services
  • Celery – a green vegetable that is grown in the ground
  • Cello – a large stringed instrument found in an orchestra
  • Child – a person at a young age
  • Chili – a stew made of beans and tomatoes that can often be spicy
  • Chocolate – a candy made with milk and cacao seeds
  • Choir – a group of people singing together in unison
  • Cinema – a theatre that shows films on a large screen
  • City – a place where a large number of people live
  • Coat – a piece of clothing worn on the top of the body to keep it warm
  • Coffee – a hot drink made from ground beans and water
  • Collection – multiple items grouped together in an organized fashion
  • College – an institute of advanced learning
  • Couple – two people or objects paired together for some specific reason
  • Coupon – a voucher used for a discount 
  • Cow – a female farm animal that produces milk
  • Crowd – a large group of people at an event
  • Cup – an object that can be filled with liquid 
  • Customer – a person who purchases goods at a store

Proper Nouns That Start With C

Unlike common nouns, which are general, proper nouns are the name of something specific. Names of people, cities, countries, and businesses are all types of proper nouns. As are titles of books, songs, and movies. See the list below for specific examples of these types of nouns.

  • Cabela’s – a store that sells equipment for fishing, hunting and camping
  • California – a large coastal state in the United States of America
  • California Closets – a store that sells home storage supplies and offers customization
  • Canada – one of the largest countries in the world
  • Cannes – a city on the French Riviera that hosts a famous film festival
  • Carlsbad Caverns – a national park in New Mexico
  • Carnival – a cruise line that takes travelers around the world by boat
  • Cartier – a fine jewelry store that sells watches, rings, and bracelets
  • Catching Fire – the title of a book written by Suzanne Collins
  • Chevrolet – the name of a large automobile manufacturer
  • Chicago – a large city in the state of Illinois that attracts many tourists
  • Chicken Shack –  a chicken restaurant chain
  • China – a large country in East Asia
  • Cinderella – the name of a fairy tale princess
  • Citi – a financial institution that offers banking and credit card services
  • Cleopatra – former Queen of Egypt
  • Cleveland – a large city in the state of Ohio
  • Coca-Cola – the name of a large international soda company
  • Converse – a company that specializes in athletic shoes
  • Costa  Rica – a country found in Central America
  • Coty – a large beauty and fragrance company
  • Cracker Barrel – the name of a chain restaurant that serves comfort food
  • Croatia – a European country that is famous for its beaches
  • Curious George – the name of a monkey who is the main character of a book series
  • Cuba – an island off of the Caribbean Sea

Positive Nouns That Start With C

This next list of nouns starting with the letter c all have a positive connotation. This collection of words provokes feelings of joy, love, and encouragement. If you are looking for some nouns that can add some positivity to your writing, take a look at this list.

  • Calm – a state of peace within the body and mind
  • Caretaker – a person that tends to the needs of a person or place
  • Celebration – a social event planned for a particular occasion
  • Champion – a person who wins the top prize in a tournament or an event
  • Charisma – part of a person’s personality that draws others to him
  • Charity – an organization that gives money or services to others
  • Cheer – an expression of joy or encouragement to others
  • Chuckle – a small laugh or a giggle
  • Chum – a close friend or a buddy
  • Coach – a person who guides a person or team to achieve their goals
  • Colleague – part of a team of workers
  • Compassion – the act of showing empathy towards others
  • Composer – a person who writes a musical score for an orchestra or band
  • Confidant – a trusted person, you can tell your secrets to
  • Confidence – a trust or belief in oneself or someone else
  • Consciousness – a state of awareness within the mind and how it relates to the world
  • Courage – the strength to conquer a fear
  • Courtesy – an act of showing politeness and respect to another person
  • Creator – a person who uses creative skills to make a project
  • Curiosity – a desire to learn something new or figure something out

Complete List of Nouns that Start with C 

  • Cab
  • Cabana
  • Cabaret
  • Cabbage
  • Cabdriver
  • Cabin
  • Cabinet
  • Cable
  • Cacao
  • Cache
  • Cacophonist
  • Cacophony
  • Cadaver
  • Cadence
  • Cadenza
  • Cadet
  • Cadmium
  • Cadre
  • Cafe
  • Cafeteria
  • Cage
  • Cake
  • Calamity
  • Calcification
  • Calcium
  • Calculation
  • Calculi
  • Calendar
  • Calf
  • Calfskin
  • Caliber
  • Calibration
  • Caliber
  • Calico
  • Caliper
  • Call
  • Caller
  • Calligraphy
  • Calm
  • Calorie
  • Calorimeter
  • Calumny
  • Calypso
  • Camaraderie
  • Camel
  • Camera
  • Cameramen
  • Camouflage
  • Camp
  • Campaign
  • Campaigner
  • Camper
  • Campfire
  • Campground
  • Campmate
  • Can
  • Cancellation
  • Cancer
  • Candidacy
  • Candidate
  • Candle
  • Candlewick
  • Candor
  • Candour
  • Candy
  • Cane
  • Canine
  • Canister
  • Canker
  • Cannery
  • Cannon
  • Cannonball
  • Canoe
  • Canon
  • Canopy
  • Cant
  • Cantaloupe
  • Canteen
  • Canter
  • Cantonment
  • Canyon
  • Canyonside
  • Cap
  • Capability
  • Capacitance
  • Capacitor
  • Capacity
  • Cape
  • Caper
  • Capercailzie
  • Capillary
  • Capita
  • Capital
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalist
  • Capitol
  • Capitulation
  • Capsicum
  • Capstan
  • Capsule
  • Captain
  • Captaincy
  • Captive
  • Captivity
  • Capture
  • Car
  • Caramel
  • Caravan
  • Caraway
  • Carbide
  • Carbine
  • Carbohydrate
  • Carbon
  • Carcinoma
  • Card
  • Cardamom
  • Cardboard
  • Cardinal
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Care
  • Career
  • Careerism
  • Caretaker
  • Cargo
  • Caricature
  • Caricaturist
  • Carload
  • Carnality
  • Carnival
  • Carpenter
  • Carpentry
  • Carpet
  • Carport
  • Carrier
  • Carriage
  • Carrier
  • Carrot
  • Carryover
  • Cart
  • Carte
  • Cartilage
  • Cartoon
  • Cartoonist
  • Cartridge
  • Carver
  • Case
  • Casebook
  • Casein
  • Casework
  • Cash
  • Cashmere
  • Casino
  • Cask
  • Cast
  • Caste
  • Castigation
  • Castle
  • Castor
  • Casualty
  • Cat
  • Catalog
  • Catalyst
  • Catastrophe
  • Catch
  • Catcher
  • Catchup
  • Catechism
  • Category
  • Caterpillar
  • Cathedral
  • Catheter
  • Cathode
  • Catkin
  • Catsup
  • Cattle
  • Cattlemen
  • Cauliflower
  • Cause
  • Caution
  • Cavalry
  • Cavalrymen
  • Cave
  • Caveat
  • Cavemen
  • Cavern
  • Caviar
  • Cavity
  • Cayenne
  • Celebrant
  • Celebration
  • Celebrator
  • Celebrity
  • Celerity
  • Celery
  • Celestial
  • Cell
  • Cellar
  • Cellist
  • Cellophane
  • Cellulose
  • Cement
  • Cemetery
  • Censorship
  • Censure
  • Cent
  • Centenary
  • Centennial
  • Center
  • Centerline
  • Centimeter
  • Centralization
  • Centre
  • Centrifugation
  • Centrifuge
  • Centrist
  • Centum
  • Century
  • Ceo
  • Cereal
  • Cerebellum
  • Ceremony
  • Certainty
  • Certificate
  • Certification
  • Certiorari
  • Cervelat
  • Cessation
  • Cfo
  • Chagrin
  • Chain
  • Chair
  • Chairman
  • Chairmanship
  • Chairmen
  • Chairperson
  • Chaise
  • Chalk
  • Challenge
  • Challenger
  • Chamber
  • Chamberlain
  • Chambermaid
  • Chamfer
  • Champ
  • Champagne
  • Champion
  • Championship
  • Chance
  • Chancel
  • Chancellor
  • Chancery
  • Chandelier
  • Change
  • Channel
  • Chant
  • Chanter
  • Chantey
  • Chap
  • Chapel
  • Chaperon
  • Chaperone
  • Chaplain
  • Chapter
  • Character
  • Characteristic
  • Characterization
  • Charcoal
  • Charge
  • Chariot
  • Charisma
  • Charity
  • Charlotte
  • Charm
  • Charmer
  • Chart
  • Charter
  • Chartist
  • Chartroom
  • Chase
  • Chasm
  • Chastisement
  • Chastity
  • Chat
  • Chatter
  • Chauffeur
  • Chaulmoogra
  • Chaw
  • Check
  • Checkbook
  • Checker
  • Checklist
  • Checkup
  • Cheek
  • Cheekbone
  • Cheer
  • Cheers
  • Cheese
  • Cheesecloth
  • Cheetah
  • Cheetal
  • Chef
  • Chemical
  • Chemise
  • Chemistry
  • Cherry
  • Cherubim
  • Chest
  • Chestnut
  • Chicanery
  • Chick
  • Chicken
  • Chief
  • Chiefdom
  • Chieftain
  • Chignon
  • Child
  • Childbirth
  • Childhood
  • Children
  • Chili
  • Chill
  • Chimney
  • Chin
  • China
  • Chip
  • Chiropractor
  • Chisel
  • Chivalry
  • Chive
  • Chloride
  • Chlorine
  • Chocolate
  • Choice
  • Choir
  • Cholera
  • Cholesterol
  • Cholinesterase
  • Chomp
  • Chop
  • Chopper
  • Chord
  • Chore
  • Choreographer
  • Choreography
  • Chortle
  • Chosen
  • Chow
  • Chowder
  • Christmas
  • Chromatogram
  • Chromatography
  • Chrome
  • Chromium
  • Chronicle
  • Chronology
  • Chuck
  • Chuckle
  • Chum
  • Chump
  • Chunk
  • Church
  • Churchmen
  • Churchyard
  • Chute
  • Chutney
  • Cider
  • Cigar
  • Cigaret
  • Cigarette
  • Cilia
  • Cinch
  • Cinder
  • Cinema
  • Circle
  • Circuit
  • Circuitry
  • Circular
  • Circularity
  • Circulation
  • Circumcision
  • Circumference
  • Circumlocution
  • Circumspection
  • Circumstance
  • Cistern
  • Citation
  • Citizen
  • Citizenry
  • Citizenship
  • Citron
  • City
  • Civilian
  • Civility
  • Civilization
  • Claim
  • Claimant
  • Clairvoyance
  • Clairvoyant
  • Clam
  • Clamor
  • Clamshell
  • Clan
  • Clang
  • Clap
  • Claret
  • Clarification
  • Clarinet
  • Clarity
  • Clash
  • Class
  • Classic
  • Classification
  • Classmate
  • Classroom
  • Clatter
  • Clause
  • Claustrophobia
  • Claw
  • Clay
  • Cleaner
  • Clear
  • Clearance
  • Cleat
  • Cleft
  • Clemency
  • Clergy
  • Clergyman
  • Clergymen
  • Cleric
  • Clerk
  • Cliche
  • Click
  • Client
  • Clientele
  • Cliff
  • Climate
  • Climax
  • Climb
  • Climber
  • Clincher
  • Clinic
  • Clip
  • Clique
  • Cloak
  • Clock
  • Clockwork
  • Clod
  • Close
  • Closet
  • Closure
  • Clot
  • Cloth
  • Clothesbrush
  • Clotheshorse
  • Clothesline
  • Clothier
  • Cloture
  • Cloud
  • Cloudburst
  • Clout
  • Clove
  • Clover
  • Clown
  • Club
  • Clubhouse
  • Cluck
  • Clue
  • Clump
  • Cluster
  • Clutch
  • Clutter
  • Coach
  • Coachman
  • Coachmen
  • Coachwork
  • Coadjutant
  • Coadjutor
  • Coal
  • Coalescence
  • Coalition
  • Coast
  • Coastline
  • Coat
  • Cobalt
  • Cobblestone
  • Cobra
  • Cocaine
  • Cocao
  • Cochannel
  • Cock
  • Cockatoo
  • Cockpit
  • Cocktail
  • Coco
  • Cocoa
  • Coconut
  • Cocoon
  • Cocopalm
  • Cod
  • Code
  • Codedtf
  • Codfish
  • Codification
  • Coed
  • Coefficient
  • Coequal
  • Coercion
  • Coexistence
  • Coffee
  • Coffeecup
  • Coffeepot
  • Coffin
  • Cognac
  • Cognizance
  • Coherence
  • Cohesion
  • Coiffure
  • Coil
  • Coin
  • Coincidence
  • Coiner
  • Coke
  • Colchicum
  • Cold
  • Collaboration
  • Collaborator
  • Collage
  • Collagen
  • Collapse
  • Collar
  • Collarbone
  • Collation
  • Colleague
  • Collection
  • Collective
  • Collector
  • College
  • Collie
  • Collision
  • Colloquium
  • Colloquy
  • Collusion
  • Colon
  • Colonel
  • Colonialism
  • Colonialist
  • Colonnade
  • Colony
  • Color
  • Coloration
  • Coloratura
  • Colt
  • Column
  • Columnist
  • Comb
  • Combat
  • Combatant
  • Combination
  • Combine
  • Combo
  • Combustion
  • Comeback
  • Comedian
  • Comedy
  • Comer
  • Comet
  • Comfort
  • Comforter
  • Comic
  • Comma
  • Command
  • Commandant
  • Commander
  • Commandment
  • Commando
  • Commencement
  • Commendation
  • Commendatory
  • Comment
  • Commentary
  • Commentator
  • Commerce
  • Commercial
  • Commercialism
  • Commercialization
  • Commissary
  • Commission
  • Commissioner
  • Commitment
  • Committee
  • Committeemen
  • Committeewoman
  • Committment
  • Commodity
  • Common
  • Commonplace
  • Commonwealth
  • Commotion
  • Commune
  • Communication
  • Communicator
  • Communion
  • Communism
  • Communist
  • Community
  • Commutation
  • Commuter
  • Compact
  • Companion
  • Companionship
  • Companionway
  • Company
  • Comparison
  • Compartment
  • Compassion
  • Compatibility
  • Compatriot
  • Compendium
  • Compensation
  • Competence
  • Competency
  • Competition
  • Competitor
  • Compilation
  • Compiler
  • Complacency
  • Complainant
  • Complaint
  • Complaisance
  • Complection
  • Complement
  • Completion
  • Complex
  • Complexion
  • Complexity
  • Compliance
  • Complication
  • Complicity
  • Compliment
  • Component
  • Comportment
  • Composer
  • Composite
  • Composition
  • Compost
  • Composure
  • Compote
  • Compound
  • Comprehension
  • Compressibility
  • Compression
  • Compressor
  • Compromise
  • Compulsion
  • Compulsivity
  • Computation
  • Computer
  • Comrade
  • Comradeship
  • Con
  • Concealment
  • Concentrate
  • Concentration
  • Concept
  • Conception
  • Conceptuality
  • Conceptualization
  • Concern
  • Concert
  • Concerti
  • Concertina
  • Concertmaster
  • Concerto
  • Concession
  • Concessionaire
  • Concierge
  • Conciliator
  • Conclave
  • Conclusion
  • Concrete
  • Concurrence
  • Concussion
  • Condemnation
  • Condensation
  • Condenser
  • Condescension
  • Condition
  • Conditioner
  • Condolence
  • Conduct
  • Conduction
  • Conductivity
  • Conductor
  • Cone
  • Conelrad
  • Confabulation
  • Confederacy
  • Confederate
  • Confederation
  • Conference
  • Confession
  • Confessional
  • Confessor
  • Confidant
  • Confidante
  • Confidence
  • Confidentiality
  • Configuration
  • Confinement
  • Confirmation
  • Conflagration
  • Conflict
  • Conformance
  • Conformation
  • Conformational
  • Conformist
  • Conformity
  • Confrontation
  • Confusion
  • Congeniality
  • Congestion
  • Congratulation
  • Congregation
  • Congressman
  • Congressmen
  • Congruence
  • Conic
  • Conjecture
  • Conjugate
  • Conjugation
  • Conjunction
  • Connection
  • Connective
  • Connexion
  • Connivance
  • Conniver
  • Connoisseur
  • Connotation
  • Conqueror
  • Conquest
  • Consanguinity
  • Conscience
  • Consciousness
  • Conscript
  • Conscription
  • Consecration
  • Consent
  • Consequence
  • Conservation
  • Conservationist
  • Conservatism
  • Conservative
  • Conservator
  • Conservatory
  • Consideration
  • Consistency
  • Consolation
  • Consoler
  • Consolidation
  • Consonance
  • Consonant
  • Conspiracy
  • Constancy
  • Constant
  • Constatation
  • Consternation
  • Constituency
  • Constituent
  • Constitution
  • Constitutional
  • Constraint
  • Constriction
  • Constrictor
  • Construction
  • Consul
  • Consulate
  • Consultant
  • Consultation
  • Consumer
  • Consummation
  • Consumption
  • Contact
  • Contagion
  • Container
  • Containment
  • Contamination
  • Contemplation
  • Contemporary
  • Contempt
  • Contender
  • Content
  • Contention
  • Contentment
  • Contest
  • Context
  • Continence
  • Continent
  • Contingency
  • Contingent
  • Continuance
  • Continuation
  • Continuity
  • Continuum
  • Contortion
  • Contour
  • Contraband
  • Contraception
  • Contract
  • Contraction
  • Contractor
  • Contradiction
  • Contradistinction
  • Contralto
  • Contrary
  • Contrast
  • Contribution
  • Contributor
  • Contrition
  • Control
  • Controller
  • Controversy
  • Convalescence
  • Convection
  • Convenience
  • Convent
  • Convention
  • Conventionality
  • Conversant
  • Conversation
  • Converse
  • Conversion
  • Convert
  • Convertible
  • Convexity
  • Conveyance
  • Conveyor
  • Convict
  • Conviction
  • Convoy
  • Cook
  • Cookfire
  • Cookie
  • Cool
  • Coolant
  • Cooler
  • Coop
  • Cooperation
  • Cooperative
  • Cooperator
  • Coordinate
  • Coordination
  • Coordinator
  • Cop
  • Cope
  • Copper
  • Copra
  • Copy
  • Copywriter
  • Coquette
  • Coral
  • Cord
  • Cordon
  • Corduroy
  • Core
  • Coriander
  • Cork
  • Corkscrew
  • Corn
  • Cornbread
  • Corne
  • Corner
  • Cornerstone
  • Cornfield
  • Cornmeal
  • Cornstarch
  • Cornucopia
  • Corollary
  • Corona
  • Coronary
  • Coroner
  • Corporal
  • Corporation
  • Corporeality
  • Corpse
  • Corpsman
  • Corpulence
  • Corral
  • Correction
  • Correlation
  • Correspondence
  • Correspondent
  • Corridor
  • Corrosion
  • Corrupter
  • Corruption
  • Corsage
  • Cortege
  • Cortex
  • Corticotropin
  • Cosec
  • Cosmetic
  • Cosmology
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Cost
  • Costume
  • Cotillion
  • Cottage
  • Cotter
  • Cotton
  • Cottonmouth
  • Cottonseed
  • Couch
  • Cough
  • Council
  • Councilor
  • Counsel
  • Counselor
  • Count
  • Countenance
  • Counter
  • Counterattack
  • Counterbalance
  • Counterman
  • Counterpart
  • Counterpoint
  • Counterproposal
  • Countian
  • Countrey
  • Countriman
  • Country
  • Countryman
  • Countrymen
  • Countryside
  • County
  • Coup
  • Coupe
  • Couple
  • Coupler
  • Coupon
  • Courage
  • Course
  • Court
  • Courtesan
  • Courtesy
  • Courthouse
  • Courtier
  • Courtroom
  • Courtship
  • Courtyard
  • Cousin
  • Cove
  • Covenant
  • Cover
  • Coverage
  • Coverall
  • Coverlet
  • Cow
  • Coward
  • Cowardice
  • Cowbird
  • Cowboy
  • Cowhand
  • Cowhide
  • Cowman
  • Co-Worker
  • Cowpony
  • Cowpuncher
  • Coyote
  • Crabapple
  • Crack
  • Crackerjack
  • Crackle
  • Crackpot
  • Cradle
  • Craft
  • Crafter
  • Craftsman
  • Craftsmanship
  • Craftsmen
  • Craftsperson
  • Cramp
  • Crank
  • Crankshaft
  • Crap
  • Crash
  • Crate
  • Crater
  • Crawl
  • Crawlspace
  • Craze
  • Creak
  • Cream
  • Creamer
  • Crease
  • Creation
  • Creativity
  • Creator
  • Creature
  • Creche
  • Credential
  • Credibility
  • Credit
  • Credo
  • Credulity
  • Creed
  • Creek
  • Creep
  • Creeper
  • Crepe
  • Crescendo
  • Crescent
  • Crest
  • Crevice
  • Crew
  • Crewcut
  • Crewel
  • Crewmen
  • Crib
  • Cricket
  • Crime
  • Criminal
  • Criminality
  • Crimson
  • Cripple
  • Crisp
  • Criteria
  • Criterion
  • Critic
  • Criticism
  • Critique
  • Critter
  • Croak
  • Crocodile
  • Crone
  • Crook
  • Crop
  • Crossover
  • Crosswalk
  • Crouch
  • Croupier
  • Crow
  • Crowbait
  • Crowd
  • Crowd-Pleaser
  • Crown
  • Crucifix
  • Crucifixion
  • Crudity
  • Cruelty
  • Cruise
  • Cruiser
  • Crunch
  • Crupper
  • Crusade
  • Crusader
  • Crush
  • Crusher
  • Crust
  • Crutch
  • Crux
  • Cry
  • Cryostat
  • Crypt
  • Crystal
  • Crystallite
  • Crystallization
  • Crystallography
  • Cta
  • Ctca
  • Cubbyhole
  • Cube
  • Cubist
  • Cud
  • Cuff
  • Culmination
  • Culprit
  • Cult
  • Cultist
  • Cultivation
  • Culture
  • Cumara
  • Cumin
  • Cup
  • Cupboard
  • Cupful
  • Cur
  • Curator
  • Curb
  • Curbside
  • Curd
  • Cure
  • Curettage
  • Curio
  • Curiosity
  • Currency
  • Current
  • Curricula
  • Curriculum
  • Curry
  • Curse
  • Curtain
  • Curvature
  • Curve
  • Cushion
  • Cusp
  • Custodian
  • Custody
  • Custom
  • Customer
  • Cut
  • Cutback
  • Cutoff
  • Cutter
  • Cutthroat
  • Cycle
  • Cyclist
  • Cyclohexanol
  • Cyclorama
  • Cylinder
  • Cynicism
  • Cytoplasm
chart showing over 30 nouns that begin with C

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