US Popularity:2972
Other Origin(s):Arabic
Meaning:Beauty; Castle, fortress
Calla is a girl’s name of Arabic and Greek origin. In Arabic, Calla or Cala translates to “castle” or “fortress,” reminding your princess how special they are. Derived from the Greek word kallos (also spelled kalós), Calla also means “beauty,” and is often associated with the name Callie. Having last graced the popularity lists in the late 19th century, this charming name is wonderfully unique for an extraordinary soul such as baby’s. The calla lily flower embodies life, fertility, and purity, and in Ancient Greece, it represented magnificent beauty. But if you’re in need of more sacred ties, it’s also beloved in Christianity, often symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Although short in length, this delightful name bears remarkable significance! No matter where baby derives the significance from, this name can enable them to see the beauty in everything life has to offer.

Calla Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Calla is currently #2079 on The Bump
Girl:Calla is currently #1461 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Calla is currently #2972 in U.S. births
Girl:Calla is currently #1608 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 35
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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