|Related Names:||Caleb, Caley, Cali, Calina, Callee, Calley, Calli, Calliope, Callis, Callista, Cally, Calypso, Carol, Caroline, Kali, Kallee, Kalley, Kalli, Kallie, Kaylee, Kelly, Linda|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The Greek root “cal” means “beautiful,” and so that is the closest definition that can be given for Callie. Callie is a familiar form of many similar sounding names, such as Callista, Carol, Caroline or Calypso.  Today it may be used as either a nickname or a given name.
Other possible meanings for Callie include “lark” and “from the forest.” 
Callie is a relatively popular girl’s name in the United States, though it was more popular in the late 19th century than it is today. The highest recorded popularity was in 1880 when it ranked number 124 on the list of top 1000 most popular girls’ names. Popularity plummeted in the first half of the twentieth century, and the name dropped off the chart during the 1960s. In 2006 it ranked at number 303. 
The spelling Cali has recently gained popularity. It first appeared on the charts in 1997, and in 2006 it ranked at number 602. 
Callie has seen some popularity in both Australia and Canada. In 2000, Callie ranked as the 272nd most popular girl’s name in Australia. 
- Callie is likely to be confused with similar-sounding and more popular names such as Kelly and Kaylee.
- Cali is a nickname for the state of California.
- Callie’s Candy Company
- Callie’s Charleston Biscuits
- Callie’s Kustoms: custom t-shirts
- Dear Cali: computer tech support
- Cali Fine Foods
- Cali, Columbia: Columbia’s third largest city 
- Fictional Characters:
- Callie Torres: Grey’s Anatomy
- Callie Tyrol: Battlestar Galactica
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Author: Sarena Emily Levinson
|Rank in 2000s||310 +|
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