Caillou Characters

After watching this show for literally hundreds of hours with my daughter I realized there are some pretty cool names, especially for a show that began in the 90's...Some are better than others, but definitely a step up from your average kid's show.
  1. Andre
    • Origin:

      French and Portuguese variation of Andrew
    • Meaning:

      "strong and manly"
    • Description:

      Andre is one of the international forms of Andrew that has been familiar in the English-speaking world for decades without any need to be overly Anglicized - though round the world, it is more likely to be written as André.
  2. Clementine
    • Origin:

      French feminine version of Clement, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "mild, merciful"
    • Description:

      Clementine is a Nameberry favorite that broke back into the US Top 1000 in 2014 after more than half a century off the list.
  3. Caillou
    • Diedi
      • Emma
        • Origin:

          German
        • Meaning:

          "universal"
        • Description:

          Emma has now been among the top girl names in the United States for several years, claiming the Number 1 crown in 2008 and again from 2015 to 2018 before dropping back to second place.
      • Gilbert
        • Origin:

          German
        • Meaning:

          "shining pledge"
        • Description:

          Considered ultra debonair in the silent-movie era, Gilbert then went through a nerdy phase, a la Gilbert Gottfried. Now though, like Albert and Alfred and Walter and Frank, it could be in for a style revival.
      • Jonas
        • Origin:

          Greek variation of Jonah
        • Meaning:

          "dove"
        • Description:

          Jonas has a slightly more grandfatherly image than the English version of his name, but that only adds to its retro appeal. And though it may lag behind Jonah in this country, Jonas is riding a huge wave of popularity in Europe, where it ranks highly in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Norway.
      • Leo
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "lion"
        • Description:

          Leo is a strong-yet-friendly name that was common among the Romans, used for thirteen popes, and is now at its highest point ever in the US thanks in part to Leonardo "Leo" DiCaprio.
      • Olly
        • Rosie
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "rose"
          • Description:

            Rosy-cheeked and cheery, Rosie (also spelled Rosy) has been standing on her own for many decades, back to the days of 1943 musical Sweet Rosie O'Grady. She's one of the perky nickname-names that are filling the popularity lists of other English-speaking countries. In the US, she came back to the Top 1000 in 2013, after a 30 year hiatus.
        • Rexy
          • Sarah
            • Origin:

              Hebrew
            • Meaning:

              "princess"
            • Description:

              Sarah was derived from the Hebrew word sarah, meaning "princess." Sarah is an Old Testament name—she was the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. According to the Book of Genesis, Sarah was originally called Sarai, but had her name changed by God to the more auspicious Sarah when she was ninety years old.
          • Teddy
            • Origin:

              Diminutive of Theodore or Edward
            • Meaning:

              "gift of God or wealthy guardian"
            • Description:

              Teddy is in some ways one of those midcentury boys' nicknames -- like Jimmy or Bobby or Billy -- yet because it was never that popular, it feels timeless too. The preferred short form of Theodore these days may be Theo and of Edward may be....Edward, but Teddy can work adorably for either and grows up to Ted. And of course, let's not forget the inevitable teddy bear.
          • Xavier
            • Origin:

              Basque
            • Meaning:

              "new house"
            • Description:

              Xavier originated is use as a given name after Saint Francis Xavier, cofounder of the Jesuit order, who got his name from the Spanish-Basque village where he was born. His birthplace was Javier, the name of which was derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria, meaning "castle" or "new house."