Callista: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Callista

Callista

Pronunciation: n/a

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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Comments and insights on the name Callista: | Edit

The meaning of the name is beauty.
The correct Greek pronunciation is Ca-lee-sta.

Personal experiences with the name Callista: | Edit

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.

Nicknames for Callista: | Edit

Calli

Meanings and history of the name Callista: | Edit

The name is originated from Greece meaning beautiful face.

Famous real-life people named Callista: | Edit

Calista Flockhart~ Pronunced the same, but spelled different.

Callista in song, story & screen: | Edit

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.

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