What does Calista mean?
Calista \c(a)-lis-ta, cal(i)-sta\ 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.
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. Census)
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 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Calista and related names. Cali (#201 a year ago), Calla, Callie (#186), Kala and Kallie (#643) are the prominent variation forms of Calista. Usage of these girl names is at its most widespread presently (usage of 0.3283%), except for the forms Calista and Kala which have become less fashionable. Cali (#201), Callie (#186) and Kallie (#643) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here, with Callie enjoying a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)