What does Calla mean?
Calla [calla] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Calla is "beautiful". From greek "kallos". Also the name of a flower: the calla lily. Also possibly a variant of Caoilainn an Irish Gaelic name meaning "slim and fair", or from Kelila meaning "crown of laurel" or a short form of Michaela.
(female) Calca, Cealla, ..
(male) Calko, Callad, .. Middle name pairings:
Calla Selina (C.S.), ..
How popular is Calla?
Calla is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#53420 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Calla reached its top rank of #770 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #1565. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. Caelyn, Calista (#1385 from current records), Kalin, Kayla (#115), Kayle, Kyla (#356), Makyla and Michaela (#496) are the popular alternative forms of Calla (#1565 from current records). Other forms, like Caelan, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Calla was at its most widespread in 1996 (usage of 1.6%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.3%, 82.7% less), with forms like Calista becoming less stylish.
Calla is pronounced similarly to Caihla, Cailie, Caley, Calley, Cayla▼, Caylia, Chelo, Colly, Kaala, Kaela▼, Kaeli, Kaili, Kala▼, Kaleah, Kalia, Kalla, Kaylha, Keela, Keila, Kelli▼, Kelly▼, Kilea, Kylea, Quilla and Quylla. Other recommended names are Baila, Bayla, Cacia, Cal, Calina, Callan, Callen, Callida, Caltha, Camela, Camila▲, Carla▼, Carle, Carlia, Carlla, Carna, Catia, Ceila, Cela, Celia▼, Celli, Chalia, Charla, Chella, Cilia, Cilla, Cilly, Clea, Csilla, Dalila, Dalla, Galla, Gayla▼, Hella, Jayla, Karlla, Lalla, Mala, Mella, Milla, Nella, Olalla, Raula, Tayla, Tulla, Ulla, Vala, Valla, Yulla and Zilla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Calla.See names in meaning and etymology.