Callie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Callie

Callie

Pronunciation: KA-lee (key)

Origin of the name Callie:

A pet form of any of the names beginning with the element Cal-, Callie is also bestowed as an independent given name.

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Comments and insights on the name Callie: | Edit

A lot of people name their calico cats Callie.
This name sounds like pure Southern belle (in a good way).

I like it and I would definitely want to name a baby this.

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I always get a lot of "Kayley" "Collie" and "Kelly", though once I say "Callie like California", people usually catch on. People usually spell my name "Kallie" or "Cali".

Nicknames for Callie: | Edit

Cal, Cals, Cat

Meanings and history of the name Callie: | Edit

This name may be used independently, or more commonly, as a nickname for Caroline, Callista, Calliope, or Calla. Occasionally used as a nickname for Catherine.

An alternative spelling, "Kali", is the name of the Hindu goddess of women and death (usually refered to as "Ma Kali" or "Kali Ma".)

Famous real-life people named Callie: | Edit

Callie Khouri, American screenwriter and director
Callie Thorne, actress known for TV's "Rescue Me"
Callie Russell Porter, Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer, better known as Katherine Anne Porter. She changed her name when she was 25 after a divorce.

Callie in song, story & screen: | Edit

Callie Shaw, a fictional character in The Hardy Boys novel series
Callie Duquesne - character on "CSI: Miami"
Calliope "Callie" Stephanides, character in the novel "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides
Callie Torres, character on "Grey's Anatomy", played by Sara Ramirez

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