What does Callie mean?
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.
How popular is Callie?
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). Forms like Carline are uncommon. 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.