Greek diminutive

Callie Origin and Meaning

The name Callie is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "beautiful".

As 90s and early 2000s favorite Allie is starting to fall, Callie is feeling extra fresh. Callie is a nickname name that is currently more popular on its own than any of its longer versions. Callie was popular in the late 1800s when it was in the Top 200 for several years. However the name fell out of favor, eventually falling off the charts for some time. Callie has been rising again since the 70s, and it is now back in the Top 200 once again. In the popular show Grey's Anatomy, doctor Callie Torez's full name is the Greek Calliope.

# 179 in the US

Callie Rank in US Top 1000

# 281 on Nameberry

Callie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Callie Popularity

Famous People Named Callie

  • Calliope "Callie" ThorneAmerican actress
  • Carolyn Ann "Callie" KhouriLebanese,American screenwriter and director
  • Callie HernandezAmerican actress
  • Callie Virginia "Ginny" Smith GranadeU.S. federal judge
  • CallieAnna Rose Bates (b. 2009), 17th child of reality TV's Bates family
  • Callie Danielle Salazar (b. 2009)daughter of Ashley Salazar of TV's "16 and Pregnant"

Callie in Pop Culture

  • Calliope Iphigenia "Callie" Torrescharacter on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Callie Cargillcharacter on TV's "The Glades"
  • Callie Quinn Jacobs; later Callie Quinn Adams Fostercharacter on TV's "The Fosters"
  • Callie Maggotbonecharacter on animated series "Ugly Americans"
  • Callie McPhersoncharacter in novel "Cut"
  • Callie Rogerscharacter on American soap opera "The Young and the Restless"
  • Callie Shawcharacter in the The Hardy Boys series
  • "Sheriff Callie's Wild West" animated series about the title character, a calico cat
  • Callie Harpercharacter in Jessica Burkhart's "Canterwood Crest" series
  • Callie Ohpeetrollself of Calliope in webcomic "Homestuck"
  • Calliea character in the series "Fallen" (Lauren Kate)
  • Callie Woodlandthe main character in the books "Starters" and "Enders" (Lisa Price)
  • Callietypical name for calico cats
  • Callienewscaster and pop singer character in the game "Splatoon"
  • Calpurina Virginia "Callie" Tatemain character in Jacqueline Kelly's "The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate" and "The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate"