Place-Names: C

PLACE-NAMESUGGESTED MEANING
Cairn (site of)
polquhirter
Cairn Hill
Cairn Knowe
Cairnhill 
Cairnscadden 
Cairnscadden Loch
CameronsikePersonal name Cameron + Scots sike ‘sluggish stream’
Cannock Hill 
Carcow G. car ‘rock’ calltuin ‘hazel’
Carnivan Hill 
Carsgailoch HillG. cailleach ‘hag, veiled one’ + SSE hill ‘hill’
Castle (site of)See Waterhead Castle
Castle GreenPlace-Name: Castle village +SSE green ‘public green’
Castle Hill hill associated with Waterhead Castle
Castlemains Mains associated with Cumnock Castle
(previously Cumnock-Maynes, Maynes of Cumnock)
Castle Williamrock resembling a castle, fortification + Personal name: William for Sir William Wallce
Castle, Castle InnPlace-name: Castle form Cumnock Castle, but alos appears to the alternative name of Little Mains of Cumnock
Catlock Burn
Chang Hill G. teanga ‘tongue, tongue-shaped land’
Clashywarrant Burn 
Clocklowie
ClintsOld Scots clint ‘a crag, cliff, rock’
Cloven Stone
Coalburn
CoalcreochG. cul crioch ‘back boundary’
Cold Well
Connel BurnPersonal Name ? St. Connel
Corbie Craig, KnowesScots corbie ‘raven, rook’
Corsencon,
Corsencon Hill
1. crossing at the cone-shaped hill
2. crossing over the hill end,
Coupla,
Big Coupla, Little Coupla
Couplagate, Couplaligate
Coupla
1. S coup ‘bargaining’ 2. S. coup ‘dump, coal waste’ + S. law, la ‘hill’
Couplaligate
Place-Name Coupla + S. ligate ‘self-closing gate’
Court KnoweSSE court ‘court of justice’ + S. knowe ‘hillock’
Crae MossG. crathaidh ‘quaking bog’
S. moss ‘bog, marsh’
CRAIG-
Craig of Bahoun 1. Local tradition named after Sir Henry de Bohun, English knight
2. S. craig ‘rock’ and G. barr ‘height, hill’ and G. ?
Craigbank Name given the houses built by Nithsdale Iron Work which evolved into mining community
(also see Bank, St. Bridget’s Bank)
Craigbraneoch Hill
Craigbraneoch Rig
G. creag braonach ‘rock of the moist place’
S. rig ‘ridge, a long narrow hill’
Craigdarroch
Craigdarroch Rig 
G. creag darach ‘rock of the oak’
S. rig ‘a ridge, a long narrow hill’
Craigdullyeart 
Craigenrig Hag G. creagan ‘rocky place’ S. rig ‘ridge, long narrow hill’
S. hag ‘marshy hollow piece of ground in a moor’
CraighouseS. craig ‘rock’ + SSE house ‘house’
Craigie Burn
Craigman 
Craigshiel 
Creel Ford S. creel ‘basket’ + SSE ford ‘crossing over a shallow part of a river’
Creoch LochG. crioch ‘boundary + S. loch ‘loch,lake’
Crocradie Burn
Crook (Ruin) S. oak cruk (construction)
Crosshill 
PLACE-NAMESUGGESTED MEANING
G. Galeic, S. Scots, SSE Standard Scottish English