What does Calista mean?
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.Kreatif forms: Chalista, Claista, Cliosta. [more]
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)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Calista for girls. Calista entered the list in 1998 and reached its apex rank of #519 in the U.S. in 1999, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Calista and related names. Cali (#201 via latest list), Calla, Callie (#186), Kala and Kallie (#643) are the prominent variation forms of Calista. Usage of these relations of Calista is more pronounced presently (usage of 0.33%). Callie has generally been a favorite of parents, although Kallie appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions like Kala are now less popular.
Thinking of names?
Recommended similar baby 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.