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What does Callista mean?

Callista Pronunciation of Callista [cal-lista] as a name for girls. Callista means "cup; fairest, most beautiful". Callista is a version of Calista (Latin, Greek): from the Late Latin name Calixta.

Associated with: beautiful.


Callista has 5 variants: Callesta, Callysta, Kallesta, Kallista and Kallysta.

11 more alternative forms via Calista: Calesta, Calissa, Calisto, Calla, Calli, Callie, Calyssa, Calysta, Kalesta, Kalista and Kalysta.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Callista?

Callista is an uncommon first name for females. Callista is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Callista entered the list in 1998 and reached its peak rank of #1316 in the U.S. in the year 1999, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Callista are Callie (#196 via latest list), Calista (#1385), Calla (#1565), Kalista and Calli. Other variants, like Calissa, are seldom used. These relations of Callista were at the height of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.13%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.12%, 8% less). Callie has been the most prominent, while Calista used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Callista, Calista, Calla, Calli, Callie, Kalista in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bautista, Bellissa, Bellita, Callia, Callida, Callidora, Calliope, Callula, Calvina, Calvinna, Candist (see Candice), Candita, Carisa, Carisia, Carisma, Carita, Caritta, Carleta, Carletta, Carlia, Carlicia, Carliqua (see Carla), Carlisa, Carlise, Carlisia, Carlissa, Carlissia, Carlista, Carlita, Carlotta, Carlyta (see Carly), Carmisha, Carmita, Carrisa, Carrissa, Catlina, Celest, Celestia, Cellina, Charista, Chelisa, Christa, Colleta, Collis, Colliss (see Collis), Crista, Dalisha, Dallina, Dallis, Ellisha, Ellissa, Gallia, Galliena, Jaleisa, Kalisa, Kalisha, Kallita, Karlita, Lalita, Lillita, Malissa, Malita, Mallina, Mallissa, Marlisa, Marlissa, Mellisha, Paulita, Talisa, Talisha, Tallia, Valletta, Vallia, Wallis and Walliss (see Wallis). These names tend to be more commonly used than Callista.

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