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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 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 (#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)

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.