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What does Chalice mean?

Chalice Pronunciation of Chalice [chal-ice] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Chalice is "cup". Via Old French from Latin "calix", and linked with the legend of the Holy Grail. The name also possibly originated as a combination of names such as Charlotte and Alice.

Associated with: old, legend (mythology), combination (blend).


15 alternative forms via Alice, Charlotte: Adelice, Allice, Carlie, Carline, Charill, Charlaine, Charle, Charlene, Charlie, Charline, Charlita, Charlsie, Charlyne, Chattie and Sharline.

Creative forms:
(female) Chalicea, Chalsi, ..

(male) Challis, Challos, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chalice Stacey (C.S.), ..

How popular is Chalice?

Chalice is an unusual given name for women and an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Popular related forms of Chalice (outside Top 2000) are Alice (#87 the previous year), Allice, Carlie (#1047), Carline, Charlene (#1532), Charlie (#207), Charline, Charlotte (#9), Charlsie, Charlyne and Chattie. These forms of Chalice reached the top of their popularity in the 1880s (usage of 2.3%) and have become much less popular since (usage 1.1%, 52%), with forms such as Alice becoming less trendy. Charlie and Charlotte are two of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alice, Allice, Carlie, Carline, Charlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlie, Charline, Charlotte, Charlsie, Charlyne, Chattie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alice, Charlie, Charlotte outside U.S.

Similar Names

Chalice is alike in pronunciation to Chalise, Chalyse, Chelese, Chellise and Shalise. Other suggested similar names are Calico, Calie, Chalia, Chalina, Chanice, Chanise, Charice, Charie, Charise, Charlice, Charlize, Chelci, Chelcie, Chelcy, Chelie, Chelisa, Chelise, Chelsae, Chelse, Chelsee, Chelsie, Cherice, Cilicea, Clarice, Collice, Shanice, Sharice and Thalie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Chalice.

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