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What does Calliope mean?

Calliope \c(a)-llio-pe\ 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.


Calliope has 3 variants: Callia, Callyope and Kalliope.

Calliope has 3 more alternative forms via Clio, Kalliope: Cleo, Kallyope and Klio.


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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Calliope and associated names. The only prominent variation form of Calliope (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Cleo. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.799%) and are now much less popular, with Cleo becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cleo in U.S.

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