Meaning and Origin of: Cala

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Arabic : Castle
  • Greek : Most beautiful
  • Greek : Pretty; bright-eyed

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and southern Italian (Sicily) : habitational name from any of numerous minor places in eastern and southern Spain, and one in Sicily, called Cala, from a proto-Romance word cala ‘bay’, ‘cove’.
  • Southern Italian : nickname from medieval Greek kalas ‘good’, ‘beautiful’ (ancient Greek kalos).
  • Czech (Čála) : from a reduced form of an unidentified personal name beginning with Ča-.
  • Polish (Ca{l-}a) : variant of Ca{l-} (see Cal).