Callie \c(al)-lie\ as a girl's name is pronounced KAL-ee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Callie is "beautiful, lovely". From Greek "kallos" which this name may have first developed as a nickname for the Greek-derived Calpurnia and Calandra. Also possibly variant of Gaelic-derived Kelly, meaning "bright-headed". Also possibly variant of Cayley, and short form of names beginning with Cal-. Also a short form of Caroline and Carol. Screenwriter Callie Khoury.