Meaning and Origin of: Callie

The name Callie is of Greek origin and means "pretty."
Meaning and Origin of Callie

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Castle, fortress
  • Greek : Pretty; bright-eyed

What does Callie mean and stand for?

The name Callie is of Greek origin and means "pretty." It is a diminutive of Caroline.

Syllables: 2


According to Social Security Administration data, Callie has been jumping around a bit, it broke the top 200 for the first time in 2014, only to leave in 2016, just to re-enter once again in 2017. Callie reached its peak rank at position 165 in 2020.

However, it is the 4th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Callie was at its peak popularity in August 2020.

Callie was once just a nickname, but is quickly climbing the rank as it grows in popularity. Some notable namesakes include actress Calliope "Callie" Thorne, actress Callie Hernandez, and director Carolyn Ann "Callie" Khouri. It's been rather popular in pop culture, as well, appearing in Grey's Anatomy, The Fosters, The Young and the Restless, and The Hardy Boys.

Where is it Popular?

Callie was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Callie

  • Cal
  • Lee

Pairs well with these middle names