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What does Kalla mean?

Kalla Pronunciation of Kalla [kalla] as a girls' name has the meaning "cup; fairest, most beautiful; slim and fair". Kalla is a version of Calista (Latin, Greek): from the Late Latin name Calixta. Kalla is also a derivative of Kayla (Irish, Gaelic): from Caoilainn.

Associated with: beautiful.


Kalla has 29 variants: Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cala, Cali, Calla, Calli, Callie, Cally, Cayla, Caylie, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelah, Kahla, Kaila, Kailagh, Kailah, Kala, Kalae, Kalah, Kalli, Kallie, Kally, Kaylah, Kaylha, Kaylie, Kaylla and Keyla.

9 more relations via Calista, Kayla: Kalesta, Kalista, Kallesta, Kallista, Kallysta, Kalysta, Kayle, Kaylin and Kaylyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Kalka, Kalma, ..

(male) Kallar, Kalta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kalla Aiza (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kalla?

Kalla is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#38141 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Kalla (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Kayla (#115 from current records), Callie (#196), Cali (#232), Kaylie (#551), Kaylin (#619), Kallie (#695), Keyla (#807), Kaylyn (#1270), Calista (#1385), Kaila (#1558), Calla (#1565), Kaylah (#1684), Cayla (#1731), Kalli (#1970), Kayle, Kailah, Cally, Calli, Caylie, Kaela, Kala and Kalista. These relations of Kalla reached the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (median #1121) and are now much less popular (#1380, down 68.4%), with forms such as Kayla becoming somewhat outmoded. Cali, Callie, Kallie and Keyla are four of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cali, Calista, Calla, Calli, Callie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cally, Cayla, Caylie, Kaela, Kaila in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kailah, Kala, Kalista, Kalli, Kallie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kayla, Kaylah, Kayle, Kaylie, Kaylin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaylyn, Keyla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kayla outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kalla is alike in pronunciation to Calie, Calley, Kaelee, Kahley, Kailee, Kaili, Kaleah, Kaley, Kali, Kalia, Kalley, Kaly, Kaylei, Kayley, Kayli, Keala, Keela, Keelia, Keili, Kelley, Kilee, Kiley, Kylah, Kylea and Kylie. Other suggested similar names are Alla, Baila, Bayla, Carla, Dalla, Dayla, Ella, Galla, Jayla, Kaeya, Kahle, Kaia, Kailan, Kalan, Kalana, Kalila, Kalin, Kallan, Kalle, Kamea, Kamilla, Karla, Karlah, Karli, Karlla, Karma, Kata, Katha, Katia, Katla, Kazia, Kelda, Klea, Kyall, Kylila (see Kalila), Laela, Lalla, Layla, Marla, Naila, Nella, Paola, Raella, Rayla, Rilla, Tayla, Ulla, Valla, Willa and Zilla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kalla.

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