Callista: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Callista
Origin of the name Calista:
From the Greek Kallistō, a name meaning "she that is most beautiful," which is derived from kallos (beauty, beautiful). The name is borne in Roman mythology by a nymph, a daughter of the Arcadian king Lycaon, and mother of Arcas. Beloved by Jupiter, she was transformed into a she-bear by Juno and then placed among the constellations.
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The meaning of the name is beauty.
The correct Greek pronunciation is Ca-lee-sta.
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A greek man approached me when my daughter was an infant. He explained to me the orgin of the name was from greece and it meant Beauty ~ Beautiful face.
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The name is originated from Greece meaning beautiful face.
- Famous real-life people named Callista: | Edit
Calista Flockhart~ Pronunced the same, but spelled different.
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Callista was a Jedi in the Star Wars novels who fell in love with Luke Skywalker. She features in the novels Children of the Jedi, Darksaber, and Planet of Twilight.