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Gender: F Meaning of Calla: "beautiful" Origin of Calla: Greek

Calla is a lily name that is much more distinctive and delicate than Lily. Rarely heard today, it did appear in the popularity lists in the last decades of the nineteenth century.

Calla is the eponymous heroine of the Rebecca Wells novel The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, and there's an English rock band called Her Name is Calla.

Actress Mare Winningham named her daughter Calla way back in 1987.

Sound-alike Cala is an Arabic name meaning fortress.

Famous People Named Calla

Calla Mapel, grown daughter of actress Mare Winningham
Calla Urbanski, ice skater

Pop Culture References for the name Calla

Calla Lily, a flower
Princess Calla, character on the '80s Disney TV cartoon "Gummi Bears"
Calla, heroine of "The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder"
Calla, "Guiding Light" character
Calla Mackie, character in "Rachel, Rachel" (1968)
"Her Name is Calla," English rock band
"Wolves of the Calla," Stephen King novel
Calla, character from book "The Summer of Firsts and Lasts"
Calla, character from "The Raven Cycle" book series by Maggie Stiefvater.
Calla Selicious, apostle of Tiffany Chen
Calla Tor, main character in the "Nightshade" book series