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Gender: Female Meaning of Callie: "beautiful" Origin of Callie: Greek diminutive Callie's Popularity in 2017: #188

The name Callie is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "beautiful". Callie is ranked #188 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

From the experts:

This Hallie-esque nickname name is starting to dip, while the sleeker, more nouveau Cali is rising.

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Famous People Named Callie

Calliope "Callie" Thorne, American actress
Carolyn Ann "Callie" Khouri, Lebanese-American screenwriter and director
Callie Hernandez, American actress
Callie Virginia "Ginny" Smith Granade, U.S. federal judge
Callie-Anna 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"

Pop Culture References for the name Callie

Calliope Iphigenia "Callie" Torres, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Callie Cargill, character on TV's "The Glades"
Callie Quinn Jacobs; later Callie Quinn Adams Foster, character on TV's "The Fosters"
Callie Maggotbone, character on animated series "Ugly Americans"
Callie McPherson, character in novel "Cut"
Callie Rogers, character on American soap opera "The Young and the Restless"
Callie Shaw, character in the The Hardy Boys series
"Sheriff Callie's Wild West," animated series about the title character, a calico cat
Callie Harper, character in Jessica Burkhart's "Canterwood Crest" series
Callie Ohpee, trollself of Calliope in webcomic "Homestuck"
Callie, a character in the series "Fallen" (Lauren Kate)
Callie Woodland, the main character in the books "Starters" and "Enders" (Lisa Price)
Callie, typical name for calico cats
Callie, newscaster and pop singer character in the game "Splatoon"
Calpurina Virginia "Callie" Tate, main character in Jacqueline Kelly's "The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate" and "The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate"

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Annaaaa Says:


Really pretty name but I prefer it spelt Calleigh instead.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Callie is a much better spelling than Cali. Cali looks incomplete and not right at all. Callie all the way!

paulapuddephatt Says:


Cute nickname, but not sure about this one as an independent name

ElsaAnne Says:


I like this as a nickname for plenty of names beginning with C, the meaning is beautiful!

Namelovergirliexo Says:


My name is Callie and I personally love that it's not overly popular. In my primary school I was the only Callie and in high school there is only one other Callie spelled differently!

EW314 Says:


It's cute, but maybe a bit too cute for a full name. I'd prefer this as a nickname for something like Calliope.

scblovesnames Says:


Sheriff Callie's Wild West, the show on Disney jr. Will make this name a little more popular. I like the name. It'd be great to hear it and I think it'd grow up well.

emi_ Says:


I think Callie is such a pretty name! It's very feminine, and yet not prissy or overbearing. It's common enough to be known, but uncommon enough that there aren't multiple Callie's in every class. Gorgeous!

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Sholmes Says:


My father wanted to name me Calpurnia, and call me Callie. He's a literature professor, so my siblings and I all have literary-inspired names. I don't hate it, but I like what they ended up choosing better: Sophie, after Sophocles.

Alicia1 Says:


I like this name a lot, more to it than the common Allie.

jenniecarr Says:


I named my 3yr old daughter Callie and it turned out to be a great name for her get a lot of compliments on her name

HollyMaxSpencer Says:


I'm using this name for my HP fanfic as a Gryffindor girl