Calla Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Calla:
Pet form of any of the names beginning with the element Cal-. Alternatively, Calla is borrowed from the type of lily prized for its beauty.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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The Calla lily is a particularly elegant flower, which reinforces the elegance of the name! Nice subtle choice for an Easter baby.
Calla as a name choice is a breath of fresh air right now, and a great way to give your child a more updated version of the name Callie.
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My daughter's name is Calla and she is exactly as her name says - BEAUTIFUL - as her aunt put it "a supermodel baby" in terms of looks and a little lady in terms of manners.
My name is Calla and I absolutely love it! Not a common name at all and very unique in a good way.
- Nicknames for Calla: | Edit
Cali, Cal, Al, Allie, Calla-Lily, Cal-Cal
- Meanings and history of the name Calla: | Edit
Calla is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "beauty".
- Famous real-life people named Calla: | Edit
Calla Haynes, fashion designer, labels include CALLA and Honest by CALLA
- Calla in song, story & screen: | Edit
Main character in the novel "The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder" by Rebecca Wells
Calla, Princess of Dunwyn, from the Disney television series "Adventures of the Gummi Bears"
Calla from The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater