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What does Callie mean?

Callie Pronunciation of Callie [cal-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.

Associated with: greek, gaelic, bright (light).


Callie has 22 variants: Cahlie, Calee, Cali, Calie, Calina, Callee, Calley, Calli, Cally, Kahle, Kahlei, Kahley, Kalei, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalle, Kallee, Kalley, Kalli, Kallie, Kally and Kaly.

Related girl names: Calantha, Calista, Cayla and Kallista.

55 more relations via Calandra, Carol, Caroline, Cayley, Kelly: Caela, Caila, Cailey, Cailie, Cal, Caleigh, Caley, Caralin, Caraline, Cari, Cariel, Carilis, Carla, Carlan, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carlene, Carley, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carlita, Carllen, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroline, Carri, Carrie, Caryle, Caylee, Caylia, Caylie, Charline, Kaelee, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kailee, Kaili, Kailie, Kalee, Kalie, Karli, Karlie, Kaylee, Kayli, Kaylie, Kellee, Kelli, Kellie and Kellye.

Creative forms:
(female) Calsie, Caslie, ..

(male) Calcia, Calle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Callie Samiya (C.S.), ..

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)

Callie reached its apex position of #146 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #196 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Callie (#196 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000 are Cailey, Calandra, Caleigh (#1261 a year ago), Caley, Cali (#232), Calista (#1385), Calli, Cally, Cari, Carla (#873), Carleen, Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carline, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Carol (#1768), Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroline (#62), Carri, Carrie (#1680), Cayla (#1731), Caylee (#840), Cayley, Caylie, Charline, Kaeli, Kailee (#812), Kaili, Kalee, Kalei, Kaleigh (#1051), Kaley (#1233), Kalie, Kalli (#1970), Kallie (#695), Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815), Kaylee (#61), Kayli (#1790), Kaylie (#551), Kellee, Kelli, Kellie, Kelly (#478) and Kellye. Other forms, like Carilis, are uncommon. These forms of Callie were popular 75 years ago (median #1628) and have become much less popular since (#1515, 71%), with forms such as Carol becoming less trendy. The more fashionable girl names here are Cali, Callie, Caroline, Kallie and Karlie.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Callie, Cailey, Calandra, Caleigh, Caley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cali, Calista, Calli, Cally, Cari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley, Carline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carly, Carlyn, Carol, Carole, Carolee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolin, Caroline, Carri, Carrie, Cayla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caylee, Cayley, Caylie, Charline, Kaeli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kailee, Kaili, Kalee, Kalei, Kaleigh in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaley, Kalie, Kalli, Kallie, Karli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karlie, Kaylee, Kayli, Kaylie, Kellee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kelli, Kellie, Kelly, Kellye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Carly, Caroline, Kaylee, Kellie, Kelly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Callie is alike in pronunciation to Cala, Calla, Callia, Chelie, Collie, Colly, Kahli, Kalae, Kali, Kalia, Kalla, Kayllie, Keelie, Keilie, Keylie, Keyllie and Kylie. Other recommended names are Allie, Bailie, Baylie, Caelin, Caisie, Calin, Callen, Calliope, Camillie, Cammie, Caralie, Carie, Carle, Carli, Carlye, Carmie, Catlin, Catline, Cauline, Caycie, Caylin, Ceilia, Cellie, Charlie, Chelli, Chloe, Cile, Cili, Cilia, Cilly, Clio, Cloe, Cole, Collice, Collis, Dallis, Earlie, Haelie, Halie, Hillie, Lailie, Lallie, Lillie, Lollie, Malfie, Mallie, Malvie, Mellie, Millie, Mollie, Ollie, Sallee, Salli, Talie, Tallie, Wallie, Wallis and Yollie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Callie.

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