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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. kal-DEH-ra  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Spanish caldera meaning "basin, crater, hollow", ultimately from Latin caldarium or caldaria both meaning "hot bath, cooking pot". The word also denotes a depression in volcanoes, and it is commonly used as an element for surnames denoting streams or mountains.
Added 3/29/2016 by HL
Edited 3/18/2020 by Mike C and HL