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Gender: Female Origin of Calico: English word name

The name Calico is a girl's name of English origin. Calico and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

A word name with fashionable o-ending that has associations with both the homespun fabric and the mottled cat. Alice Cooper named his daughter Calico decades ago.

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Famous People Named Calico

Calico Cooper (b. 1981), American actress; daughter of singer Alice Cooper
"Calico Jack" Rackham, English pirate (his nickname came from the calico clothing he wore)
Tyrone Bernard Calico, American NFL football player

Pop Culture References for the name Calico

Calico, one of the cats from movie "Cats & Dogs"
"Calico Joe" Castle, main character in "Calico Joe" by John Grisham
A type of printed cotton. It derives from the Indian city of Calicut, a major port in the past for the export of Indian goods.


Francoamericano Says:


I think it is super cute and an alternative to get to the middle name Callie but, all I see is the co ending as in company.

bordercollie Says:


Makes me picture a mischievous little girl with freckles and a big toothy grin. I'd never use it, but it is cute.

snowsbeloved Says:


Omg! I never even considered thinking of this word as a name but I'm so in love! Super cute and unusual...totally not my style but I think it's awesome just the same.