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What does Calandra mean?

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 has 12 variants: Cal, Calandre, Calandria, Calendre, Calinda, Callee, Calley, Calli, Callie, Cally, Calynda and Kalandra.

Calandra has 18 more alternative forms via Linda: Lin, Lindalee, Lindee, Lindey, Lindi, Lindie, Lindira, Lindka, Lindy, Linn, Lyn, Lynda, Lynde, Lyndy, Lynn, Lynnda, Lynndie and Lynne.


Calandra is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3337 out of 4276, Top 78%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#15903 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Prominent alternative forms of Calandra (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 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 (usage of 0.5318%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1499%, down 71.8%), with the versions Linda, Lyn, Lynda, Lynne and Lynn becoming somewhat dated. Callie (#186) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list, with this name enjoying a revival in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Calandra and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Callie, Linda, Lindy, Lyn, Lynda, Lynn, Lynne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Linda, Linn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Calantha and Casandra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Calandra.