What does Callie mean?
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.
Callie has 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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.