Calpurnia meaning, girlCalpurnia

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Meaning and Name Origin

Calpurnia \c(a)-lpur-nia, cal-pu-rnia\ as a girls' name is pronounced cahl-PURR-nyia. It is of Latin origin. Probably from a clan name of uncertain meaning. The name of Julius Caesar's last wife, who appears in Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar". Literary: the name of the Finches' cook in the book "To Kill a Mockingbird".

For more information, see also the related girl name Callie.


Calpurnia is a rare given name for females and also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Calpurnia and associated names. The only prominent alternative form of Calpurnia (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 is Callie (#186 the previous year). This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1880-1889 and is now much less widespread. Callie (#186) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these, with this name enjoying a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Callie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Calpurnia and related baby names outside U.S.