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What does Calliope mean?

Calliope /cal-li-ope/ 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 1 more alternative form via Clio, Kalliope: Kallyope.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Caliope, Calope, ..

(male) Callicol, Calline, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Calliope for girls. Calliope was first listed in 2011 and reached its top position of #1233 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 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.