Calpurnia meaning, girlCalpurnia

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What does Calpurnia mean?

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 Calpurnia and associated names. Callie (#186 the previous year) is the only prominent alternative form of Calpurnia (#unlisted). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.854%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.814%, down 4.7%). Callie (#186) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these, and there is a rekindling in baby name popularity for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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