Meaning and Name Origin
Calandra \c(a)-land-ra, cal(an)-dra\ as a girls' name is pronounced ka-LAHN-drah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Calandra is "lovely one". From "kalos andros". Also possibly means "lark". Calinda and Calynda are contemporary variants or blends with Linda.
Calandra is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3337 out of 4276, Top 78%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#23171 out of 88799, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Calandra and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Calandra (#unlisted) are Callie (#186 the previous year), Linda (#615), Lynn, Lynne, Lynda, Linn, Lindy and Lyn. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1950-1959 and is now significantly lower, with the versions Linda, Lynne, Lynn, Lynda and Lyn becoming somewhat dated. Callie (#186) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list, with this name enjoying a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)