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What does Calliope mean?

Calliope Pronunciation of Calliope [cal-liope] as a girls' 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.

Associated with: greek, beautiful, muse (goddess), poetry (literary), musical (opera).


Calliope has 3 variants: Callia, Callyope and Kalliope.

1 more alternative form via Clio, Kalliope: Kallyope.

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Middle name pairings:
Calliope Vanessa (C.V.), ..

How popular is Calliope?

Calliope is a rare given name for females. Calliope is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Calliope was first listed in 2011 and reached its top position of #1150 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calliope name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Calliope outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cahlie, Cailie, Calie, Callee, Calli, Callida, Callidora, Callie, Callista, Calvine, Calvinne, Carlie, Carline, Carlise, Catline, Cauline, Caylie, Cellie, Clove, Collice, Collie, Colline, Hallie, Kallie, Lallie, Mallie, Sallie, Tallie, Vallie and Wallie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Calliope.

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