What does Callie mean?
Callie \c(al)-lie\ as a girls' 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%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#137816 out of 150436, Top 92%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Callie for girls. Callie reached its apex position of #146 in the U.S. then, and is at #186 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent related forms of Callie (#186 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 are Cali (#201 a year ago), Calista, Carol, Caroline (#58), Carrie, Cayla, Caylee (#676), Kaleigh (#902), Kaley, Kalie, Kallie (#643), Karlie (#885), Kaylie (#517), Kellie and Kelly (#431). These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the year 1999 (usage of 0.4601%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2813%, down 38.9%), with forms such as Cayla, Caylee, Kaleigh, Kaley and Kellie becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable girl names here are Cali (#201), Callie (#186), Caroline (#58), Kallie (#643) and Kaylie (#517), with Callie and Caroline enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Callie and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Callie is alike in pronunciation to Calla, Callia, Chelie, Collie and Kayllie. Other recommended 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.