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Gender: Female Pronunciation: kal-LAY Origin of Calais: French place-name

The name Calais is a girl's name of French origin. Calais and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

Undiscovered name of picturesque northern French port.

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Famous People Named Calais

Calais Campbell, American NFL football player

Pop Culture References for the name Calais

Calais, male Greek mythological figure; one of the Argonauts; he and his twin Zetes were together known as the Boreads, being sons of Boreas (god of the north wind).
Greek name for a greenish-blue precious stone, perhaps the turquoise or chrysolite.


danirose01 Says:


Calais is just gorgeous (if you don't mind having to spell it a million times). I would put it in the middle spot for that reason if I were to ever use it.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I like this on a boy, too.

LawsonSandy2010 Says:


Sounds so lovely but unfortunately is the model of car in Australia (Holden Calais) which is quite common. So I wouldn't use it for that reason.

Zelliew Says:


I guess it's OK if you are into place names

Noom91 Says:


I've never met any french person called Calais...but this is the name of an important ferry port in france...

Alicia1 Says:


Oh pretty, I like a lot of French names.