Meaning and name origin
Callie \c(al)-lie\ as a girl's name is pronounced KAL-ee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Callie is "beautiful, lovely". From Greek "kallos" which this name may have first developed as a nickname for the Greek-derived Calpurnia and Calandra. Also possibly variant of Gaelic-derived Kelly, meaning "bright-headed". Also possibly variant of Cayley, and short form of names beginning with Cal-. Also a short form of Caroline and Carol. Screenwriter Callie Khoury.
Callie is a very popular first name for females (#678 out of 4276, Top 16%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Callie for girls. Callie reached its highest rank of #146 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Callie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Caroline (#58), Callie (#186), Cali (#201), Kelly (#431), Kallie (#643), Kaleigh (#902), Kaley, Cayla, Carol, Calista and Calli. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Callie▲ is also pronounced similarly to Cailie, Calla, Callia, Caylee▼, Caylia, Caylie, Chelie, Collie, Kaelie, Kailie, Kalie, Kaylie▲, Kayllie and Kellie▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlie▼, Celie, Celli, Cellie, Chellie, Hallie▲, Lallie, Mallie▼, Sallie▼, Tallie, Vallie▼ and Wallie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Callie.