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 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. This girl name reached the height of its popularity during the years 1910-1919 and is now much less popular, with the version Cleo becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)