What does Calista mean?
Calista [cal-ista] as a girls' name is pronounced ka-LEES-tah, ka-LISS-tah. It is of Latin and Greek origin, and the meaning of Calista is "cup; fairest, most beautiful". From the Late Latin name Calixta, feminine form of Calixtus which is used in reference by Christians to the cup containing the wine of the Christian sacrament. Also linked with "kallista" in Greek meaning "most beautiful". Callistus was a third-century male Roman saint. Mythology: an Arcadian nymph who metamorphosed into a she-bear, then into the Great Bear constellation. Actress Calista Flockhart.
Calista▼ has 25 variants: Cala, Calesta, Cali▲, Calissa, Calisto, Calla, Callesta, Calli, Callie▲, Callista, Cally, Callysta, Calyssa, Calysta, Kala▼, Kalesta, Kalista, Kalla, Kallesta, Kalli, Kallie▲, Kallista, Kally, Kallysta and Kalysta.Creative forms:
(female) Calset, Carista, ..
(male) Middle name pairings:
Calista Mayra (C.M.), ..
How popular is Calista?
Calista is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4264 out of 4276, Top 100%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Calista entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #519 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #1385 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Cali (#232 via latest list), Calla (#1565), Calli, Callie (#196), Callista, Cally, Kala, Kalista, Kalli (#1970) and Kallie (#695) are the prominent variation forms of Calista (#1385 via latest list). Adoption of these relations of Calista was more pronounced in 2014 (usage of 0.3%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.2%, ▼12%). Callie has generally been a favorite of parents, although Kallie appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions like Kala are now less popular.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Alista, Batista, Calida, Calina, Calinda, Carisa, Carisia, Carisma, Carissa▼, Carita, Caritta, Carlisa, Carlisha, Carlisia, Carlissa, Carlista, Carlita, Celest, Celesta, Celeste▼, Celestia, Charista, Christa▼, Crista, Dalisha, Falisha, Jalisa▼, Jalissa, Kalisa, Kalisha, Kalissa, Lalita, Malisha, Malissa▼, Malita, Malitta, Talisa, Talisha and Talita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Calista.See names in meaning and etymology.