Callie, meaning “most beautiful” or “from the forest,” is a great name for girl dogs who are outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Callie.


Name: Callie (see also: Cali)

Meaning: In the Greek language, the name Callie means “most beautiful.” In English Callie means “lark,” and in Ireland and the Gaelic language it means “from the forest.” Callie can also be used as a nickname for Calliope or Carolyn.

Personality: Outgoing

About This Name: Notable people named Callie include journalist and presenter Callie Crossley, U.S. District Judge Callie Granade and rugby footballer Callie Visagie. In the world of fiction, there’s Callie Shaw (The Hardy Boys series), Calliope “Callie” Torres (Grey’s Anatomy), Callie Jacob (The Fosters) and Callie Maggotbone (Ugly Americans). There is a novel by Wendy Howell Mills called Callie and the Dealer and a Dog Named Jake, a mystery set in North Carolina.

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