Calixte: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Calixte

Calixte

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An uncommon French name. Although often thought of as a Canadian name, Callixte is gaining in popularity in France, although it is still very rare there.

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An old acadian name

The origin of the name is Greek, meaning "most beautiful or lovely", or in Latin: "chalice".
The name comes from the 16th pope of Rome (Pope Callixtus), known in French as Callixte.

A variant is Calliste.

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Calixa Lavallée (born Calixte) (1842-1891), French-Canadian musician who composed the music for "O Canada," Canada's national anthem.
Calixte Dakpogan, a Beninese sculptor
Calixte Duguay, a multi-disciplinarian Canadian artist
Joseph Arthur Calixte Éthier, a Canadian politician
Calixte Paquet dit Lavallée, composer of O Canada, the national anthem of Canada
Pierre-Calixte Neault, a politician in Quebec, Canada and a two-term Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec
Calixte Savoie, a Canadian businessman, school principal, teacher, and politician
Henry Calixte,Haitian Artist

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In the Harry Potter books, Calixte Peverell married Harry's ancestor. She inherited the invisibility cloak and passed it on to her children.

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