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Callie is very cute, and I'd use it as a nickname for Calista. I'm not a fan of it as a given name as it sounds rather juvenile, but it's much better than Kaylee or Kelly.
someone-  10/23/2020
I love this as a name all on its own. It sounds really sweet.
noisynora  9/21/2020
I was reading through the comments, to find someone had mentioned that they knew no one who goes by the name Callie... Well Hi, and I am happy myself I have never come across another Callie as it makes me feel unique from the 50 Chloe’s and Amy’s that I know.
Callie2000  7/25/2020
A good nickname for Calliope :-)
Allison27  5/22/2020
The only Kallie/Callie I know spells her name Kallie, and is named Kalmia. The c just looks weird, and I honestly think it's weird for Callie to be short for any other name. I wish Kalmia was more common, with this as a nickname. I've never even heard of a Caroline who goes by Callie, though I guess it works!
MayaHelen  1/22/2020
Callie Claire Tangle is the youngest of the Tangle sisters in the book 'Sisters, One, Two, Three'.
Hekate Rose  7/12/2019
Callie Anna Rose Bates is the daughter of Gil and Kelly Jo of the TV show “Bringing Up Bates”.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2019
I love “Callie”. It works well as a full name or a nickname and makes a pretty middle name. This is the best spelling.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2018
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Callie* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 029th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2018
kayisforkeen  9/2/2018
This is what I am called- it's a bit annoying to hear "and how do you spell that?" over and over. But I like it, it's modern enough to not stand out but old enough (for Caroline at least, in my case) to not feel "made-up".
― Anonymous User  4/20/2018
My name is actually Callie, and it's not a diminutive of Caroline. I was always told that it was derived from the Greek word for beauty.
nurunuru22  3/26/2018
Used as a male name in the US in the late 1800s and early 1900s, inspired by names like Calvin, Callum or others beginning with Cal-.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  9/27/2017
Also diminutive of Callirrhoe, Calliope or anything that ends with Greek elements kalos or kallos.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/26/2016
Callie is the name of a Squid Sister.
― Anonymous User  2/29/2016
Callie Shaw is the girlfriend of Frank Hardy in The Hardy boys books.
Hero76  10/27/2015
My grandmother's (mother's side) name was Callie. I was raised believing it was a nickname but was never told what it might have been. Doing geneological research so trying to find out as much as I can. I do know she was of Scot/Irish descent.
unanimousNCTNVA  9/19/2015
My given name was Callie-Jo, I was actually named after my great grandad who's nickname was Callie due to his surname. So really, my name is a nickname for my surname, never really liked my name when I was younger, and people would call me CJ instead, but as I've grown up I have grown to love my name, although people still call me CJ, Ceej or just Callie.
CallieGirl  9/4/2015
A cousin of mine is name Callista and goes by Callie.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2015
My given name is Colleen, though the nickname Calli was given to me years ago and I use it all the time. I sometimes feel I should spell it Callee as I like that spelling. I also like Callie. It's a very pretty sounding name, though often mispronounced. I also like when just shortened to Cal from those who know me very well.
Calli  6/30/2015
I have a cousin named Callie, she loves the name because it's unique like her, but she hates the way people pronounce it like Kelly.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2015
I love the name. I have a new rescue cat that turned out to be a beautiful Turkish Angora, with soft flowing white hair and brilliant blue eyes. I named her Callie. Like another responder said, I wouldn't hesitate to use the name for my daughter. I do like the spellings, "Cali" and Calli" as well.
forrester  10/4/2014
My baby's name is Callie Belén. Her brother wanted to name her California but I suggested lets just call her Cali, which is a city of Colombia. Therefore, I changed the spelling after searching the meaning.
eztrellazul  9/5/2014
This name is beautiful.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2014
I have read in other books that this name comes from Callandra or Callista. Really happy to see it categorized here under Caroline instead. There is a danger with this nickname, and that is it's similarity to the word callipigean.
Piqueakh  4/4/2014
Love this name. It's my pen name. It's cute, sweet, quirky, romantic, and strong.
Callie Moon  9/24/2013
Sounds so childish, but it's been used for over 200 years... I'll never get this. I want to meet an old lady named Callie now!
― Anonymous User  1/19/2013
I LOVE the Callie I know! She is quiet and nice!
― Anonymous User  10/7/2012
I think Callie is an adorable and beautiful name! I used to hate it but now it's my 3rd favorite girl's name and I'd use it in a heartbeat. It goes well with a lot of middle names, too, and isn't too crazy popular. Callie is a great choice for your daughter!
LittleSamGirl  2/8/2012
I know two girls with this name, one of which spells her name "Kallai" (highly don't recommend that spelling). This name is too similar to Kelly and Kaylee.

Also the main character in Patricia McCormick's book "Cut" is named Callie.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2011
Callie can also be used as a nickname for Calanthe, a Greek name meaning ''most beautiful.''
mariej2  6/23/2010
Callie might also be a nickname for either Calypso or Calypsa. I love this name. I think it can also be used for males, even though less common.
Riddy Rose  8/10/2009
I was named this gorgeous name, although my Mother and I spell it differently. The name on my birth certificate reads "Calley", although I spell it "Cali". I really do love my name, it isn't often you find someone with this name. This name is very beautiful, and sort of rolls of the tongue! I'm very proud to be a Calley/Callie/Cali!
cali  3/30/2009
Cute. My friends sometimes call me Callie, short for calculator, because I'm good at math.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2009
Very cute, though rather infantile. I also have a stuffed sea lion named Callie, short for California, where I got it.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2009
I love this name, but I would spell it 'Calee' or 'Callee' because I would use it as a nickname for 'Caledonia' - another name that I love.
― Anonymous User  11/27/2008
I think of California every time I see this name.
diamondberries  10/5/2008
I used to know a Kalli in school. I bet it's a variant of this name. This name is nice.
― Anonymous User  8/11/2008
My name is Callie - though it's not short for anything. My nickname is Calico, which I think is a bit funny since someone else said their cat's name is Calico, nickname Callie.

I really like my name because it's pretty unique, though I do get a bit tired of people spelling it wrong or mispronouncing it.

Also, I think that "Callie" alone is Greek and means "beautiful".
― Anonymous User  7/9/2008
Callie Shawl is a character in the Hardy Boys books, she is Frank's girlfriend.
Patricia Underwood  2/6/2008
In Grey's Anatomy, this is the name of one of the doctors. It is short for the name Calliope.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2007
I like the name Callie. It's a nice girl name that's not used too much. But everyone I know with this name spells it "Cali".
― Anonymous User  9/8/2007
Callie Vernon is the name of a character in Cecily von Ziegesar's series "The It Girl".
― Anonymous User  8/9/2007
My middle name is Callahan. I think it's a sweet, girly name, and it's certainly much more interesting than my first name, Rachel. Though it does get me a lot of questions. ^___^
Crystelle777  7/22/2007
It can also be spelled Calie like mine, though people are always misspelling or mispronunicating it. It's supposed to go that the people who moved from northern Ireland to southern Ireland were called calies by the original southern Irish.
caliecalifornia  6/19/2007
My daughter is named Catherine Louise and we call her Callie.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
No offense, it's a great name but when I saw the name in Nancy I thought it was pronounced Sally and I thought of it as a hideous name. But now I know it's Kelly (or pronounced that way) and I think it's great.
Koolgal  3/26/2007
I think it is a really cute name!
elysa  3/14/2007
I like this name, in fact I think it's great, but to me, it will always be the name of a very evil monkey.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2006
Such a pretty name and very sweet. Can also be spelled Kallie - a good nickname for Kathleen.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2006
I had a cat named Callie, but anyways the name Callie reminds me of cute little girls.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2006
My niece's name is Callie, which fits her perfectly because she is beautiful.
DJLBG  2/15/2006
My sister's name is Callie (a nickname for Caroline.) It is a very sweet name, and can be used as a diminutive for lots of things.
lunalovegood  1/14/2006
I know that it is a Celtic name and it means of the forest. Other forms of it in Celtic and Irish are Calli and Callee. It is also used extensively in Hellas (Greece) as a short form of Calliope along with Callia.
winged  11/8/2005
Actually, the Irish and Scots Gaelic word for forest is "coille" (KUH-la) and I don't know of any word in the other Celtic languages (Manx, Welsh, Breton, or Cornish) that resemble the name. The old Irish form would be "caill" and the old Celtic word would be "kaldet".
gaelruadh19  7/16/2006
I love this name. I think it is very sweet and cute. I have a cat named Calico, and her nickname is Callie. But I wouldn't hesitate to use the name for a human.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2005

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