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California Meaning


What does California mean?

The name California is of Spanish origin.

The meaning of California is "us".

California is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 10 letters and 5 syllables and is pronounced Ca-li-for-ni-a.

The Given Name California

California is a great choice for parents looking for a more unique name.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Wrap it up and take it home, California may just be the name you're looking for.

California falls into the place name category.

California Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 8,423 in baby name popularity for girls with 13 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 9,563 in baby name popularity for girls with 11 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how California sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the California Name Popularity Page.

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    California Numerology

    What will your new littleCalifornia be like?

    It may all be in the numbers.

    The numbers that make up your child's name.

    Numerology may give you some insight.

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    California Name Fun

    Would you like to fingerspell the name California in American Sign Language?

    Then just follow the diagram below.

    Be creative with the name California.

    Just for fun, see the name California in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

    Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the California in Nautical Flags page.