California: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on


  • Gender: Female
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Hot Furnace Or Mythical Land

What is the meaning of the name California?

The name California is primarily a female name of Spanish origin that means Hot Furnace Or Mythical Land.

California is a name of a U.S. state. There are many theories on how it was named or why, but most likely it's derived from the Old Spanish "Calit Fornay" meaning hot furnace. This theory stems from early maps, which had the land labeled as two words: "Cali Fornia."

The other theory is that the name originates from "Califia" - a mythical island paradise described in Las Serges de Esplandian - a Spanish romance novel by Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo written ca. 1510.

Contractions of California include Cali and CA.

People who like the name California also like:

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Stats for the Name California

checkmark California is currently not in the top 100 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark California is currently not ranked in U.S. births

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California - Never Shout Never
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Shores of California - The Dresden Dolls
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