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What does Caledonia mean?

Caledonia Pronunciation of Caledonia [cale-do-nia] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Caledonia is "the Scottish highlands". Originally the name of the people conquered by the Roman general Agricola in that area around 80 AD. The word is supposedly derived from the general's name. The Caledonian Canal runs through Northern Scotland, while New Calenonia consists of a group of tiny islands in the South Pacific. Caledonia is now used as a poetic name for all of Scotland. Place name used as given name now, probably because of the feminine -ia ending. The name is used in English and Spanish.

Associated with: roman.


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Caledonia Marley (C.M.), ..

How popular is Caledonia?

Caledonia is an uncommonly occurring given name for females and an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Caledonia has not been listed in the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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