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What does Cala mean?

Cala Pronunciation of Cala [cala] as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Cala is "castle, fortress".

Affiliated girl names: Calista, Kallista and Kayla.

Associated with: arabic.


Creative forms:
(female) Caca, Ciala, ..

(male) Caba, Cava, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cala Tala (C.T.), ..

How popular is Cala?

Cala is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#25775 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Cala (unlisted) are Calista (#1385 in 2015) and Kayla (#115). These relations of Cala were popular 2 decades ago (median #1005) and have become significantly less conventional since (#750, 86% less usage), with versions like Kayla becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calista, Kayla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kayla outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cala is pronounced similarly to Cahlie, Caihla, Caila, Cailey, Calla, Calley, Callie, Cally, Caylee, Cayley, Caylie, Chela, Kaala, Kaeli, Kahli, Kaila, Kailah, Kaili, Kalla, Kally, Kaylah, Kaylha, Keela, Kyla and Kyli. Other suggested similar names are Baila, Cacy, Cadhla, Cadi, Cady, Caelan, Cal, Calen, Calin, Caltha, Cama, Camela, Cara, Carla, Carma, Cary, Casha, Catia, Ceara, Ceila, Cela, Cele, Celia, Chalia, Ciara, Cile, Cili, Cilia, Cilka, Cilla, Claea, Clea, Clo, Cole, Ela, Fiala, Gala, Hala, Illa, Karla, Lala, Mala, Myla, Nula, Nyla, Pola, Rayla, Sela, Vala and Yola. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cala.

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