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What does Calyssa mean?

Calyssa Pronunciation of Calyssa [calyssa] as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Calyssa is "cup; fairest, most beautiful". Calyssa is a version of Calista (Latin, Greek): from the Late Latin name Calixta.

Associated with: beautiful.


Calyssa has 1 variant: Calissa.

12 more different relations via Calista: Cala, Calesta, Calisto, Calla, Callesta, Callista, Callysta, Calysta, Kalesta, Kalista, Kallysta and Kalysta.

Creative forms:
(female) Calysi, Calyssi, ..

(male) Calos, Calysus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Calyssa Heidy (C.H.), ..

How popular is Calyssa?

Calyssa is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Calyssa is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Calyssa (outside Top 2000) are Calista (#1385 a year ago), Calla (#1565), Kalista and Callista. Usage of these relations of Calyssa was widespread 16 years ago and is now much lower, with the form Calista going out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Calyssa is alike in pronunciation to Kalisa, Kalissa and Kalyssa. Other suggested similar names are Allyssa, Alyssa, Analyssa, Calynda, Calypso, Caressa, Carissa, Carlissa, Caysha, Celesia, Celesse, Celisse, Celosia, Celsea, Chalyse, Chryssa, Coryssa, Delyssa, Ellyssa, Elyssa, Illyssa, Ilyssa, Jalessa, Jalissa, Julyssa, Karyssa, Laryssa, Malissa, Marlyssa, Maryssa, Naryssa, Talassa, Talyssa and Ulyssa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Calyssa.

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