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What does Calpurnia mean?

Calpurnia Pronunciation of Calpurnia [calpur-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).


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Middle name pairings:
Calpurnia Emberlyn (C.E.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Callie (#196 the previous year) is the only prominent alternative form of Calpurnia (not ranked). This form of Calpurnia was favored by parents in the year 2014 (adoption of 0.12%) and has remained as common to this day (adoption 0.11%, 9.5% less). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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.

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