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Calypso meaning and name origin
Calypso \c(a)-lyp-so, cal(y)-pso\ as a girl's name is pronounced ka-LIP-so. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Calypso is "she who hides". From "kalypto". Mythology: a demi-goddess and nymph who lived on the hidden island of Ogygia, and kept Odysseus as her prisoner and lover for seven years. Music: a West Indian style of extemporaneous singing. In France, the name may have been influenced by the reserarch boat of the French underwater researcher Jacques Costeau which was called "Calypso".
Calypso has 3 variant forms: Calipso, Callypso and Kallypso.
Popularity of Calypso
Calypso is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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