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What does Calpurnia mean?

Calpurnia /cal-pur-nia/ 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".

Affiliated girl name: Callie.

Associated with: clan (surname), play (opera)


Kreatif forms:
(female) Calpurna, Campurnia, ..

(male) Calpurian, Calpurnan, ..

How popular is Calpurnia?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Calpurnia and associated names. Callie (#186 the previous year) is the only prominent alternative form of Calpurnia (not ranked). This form of Calpurnia was favored by parents in 2014 (adoption of 0.12%). (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Caitria, Calandria, Calanthia, Caledonia, Caleena, California, Calina, Calinda, Callia, Calligenia, Callula, Calvina, Calvinna, Calynda, Cambaria, Cambria, Caparina, Capri, Capricia, Caprina, Carlia, Carmania, Carmia, Carna, Catrenia (see Catriona), Catrinia (see Catriona), Celadonia, Celenia, Claudia, Columbia, Delphinia, Faunia, Marnia, Saphronia, Tarnia, Valaria, Valeria, Valkyria, Valkyrria, Vallonia, Valonia, Valoria, Valouria, Walkiria and Walpurgis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Calpurnia.