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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Callis

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Alt. Meaning

C is for charm, the undeniable you.

A is for angelic, a truly pure heart

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for look, the way you look at life.

I is for infinite, are your possibilities

S is for share, your talents, time, and possessions with others

Notable Persons With the Last Name Callis

James Callis is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. James was given the name James Nicholas Callis on June 4th, 1971 in Hammersmith.


Don Callis is a wrestler. Don was born on October 13th, 1969 in Winnipeg.


Jo Callis is a punk rock, new wave music, post-punk, and synthpop musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1977. Jo was given the name John William Callis on May 2nd, 1951 in Rotherham, England.


Sam Callis is an actor and director. Sam was given the name Samuel Callis in 1973 in Chichester, West Sussex, England.


Henry was born on January 14th, 1887. He breathed his last breath on November 12th, 1974.


Ann was born on August 28th, 1964 in Granite City, Illinois.


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Popularity of Callis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Callis U.S.
  White 75.83% 64.26%
  African American 18.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Callis

People with the last name Callis are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Callis

  • How Popular is the name Callis? Callis is the 53,302nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Callis was the 8,496th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Callis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34 babies born with the first name Callis in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Callis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Callis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Callis is Wednesday, January 31st, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Callis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Callis was in 1918 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Callis: Your name in reverse order is Sillac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Illacs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Callis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,877 people with the last name Callis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Callis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Callis as their last name.

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