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Meaning and name origin

Calliope \c(a)-llio-pe\ as a girl's name is pronounced ka-LYE-ah-pee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Calliope is "beautiful voice". Latinized form of Kalliope, from "kallos ops". Mythology: the muse of epic poetry. See Clio. Also the name of a musical instrument typically seen at circuses and carnivals.

Calliope has 3 variant forms: Callia, Callyope and Kalliope.


Calliope is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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