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Etymology & Historical Origin - Calleigh
Calleigh is another one of those confused respellings. Most likely Caleigh is pronounced like KAY-lee and Calleigh like KAL-lee. Therefore it seems reasonable to assume that Calleigh is more or less a fanciful respelling of Callie, which is typically considered a pet form of Calista. Calista in turn has two possible etymological origins, one Greek and one Latin. The Greek word “kallista” means “fairest, most beautiful” and the Latin word “calix” means “cup” (specifically the cup used for the wine during the Christian sacrament). From the Greek perspective, “kallista” is associated with Callisto, the mythological virginal nymph who followed Artemis (the goddess of the hunt). The king of gods, Zeus (Artemis’s father) became so enraptured with the beautiful Callisto that he disguised himself to trick her into his embrace, and she bore him a son Arcas. Artemis was so angered by her father’s indiscretion that she shot Callisto with her silver arrow to avenge her mother Hera. Zeus took pity on the nymph and his son, so he turned them into bears and set them in the night sky as stars (known as the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor which translates to Larger Bear and Smaller Bear in Latin). Callie has also been traditionally used as a nickname for girls named Caroline (from the Germanic Karl meaning “free man”). Lastly, we should mention that Kali is a Sanskrit transcription (काली) of a Hindu goddess of destruction whose name means “the black one”.
Popularity of the Name Calleigh
Calleigh is the least popular spelling of names like Cali, Callie and Kali. It has only appeared on America’s Top 1000 list once in 2009 when it was given to a little more than 300 baby girls. Other than that one year, Calleigh has never been used with enough frequency to maintain a position on the charts. In other words, this is a spelling given to less than 100 daughters per year. Calleigh is just another one of those cutesy and fanciful respellings for which American parents are especially known.
Popularity of the Girl Name Calleigh
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Calleigh
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Calleigh
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Famous People Named Calleigh
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Children of Famous People Named Calleigh
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Calleigh - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Calleigh
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Calleigh