Home > Calla


What does Calla mean?

Calla Pronunciation of 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.

Related girl names: Calida, Calista and Kayla.

Associated with: greek, crown (queen), laurel (tree).


8 different relations via Caoilainn, Kelila, Michaela: Caelan, Caelyn, Kalin, Kayla, Kayle, Kelula, Kyla and Makyla.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calla name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Calla outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calla, Caelyn, Calista, Kalin, Kayla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kayle, Kyla, Makyla, Michaela in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kayla, Kyla, Michaela outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.