What does Kalista mean?
Kalista [kalista] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Kalista is "cup; fairest, most beautiful". Kalista is a version of Calista (Latin, Greek): from the Late Latin name Calixta. Kalista is also a variant of Kallista (Greek).
(female) Kaista, Klausta, ..
(male) Kaliet, Kalish, .. Middle name pairings:
Kalista Isha (K.I.), ..
How popular is Kalista?
Kalista is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#50261 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Kalista was first listed in 1998 and reached its top rank of #1094 in the U.S. in the year 1999, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Kalista listed in the Top 2000 are Calista (#1385 from current records), Callista and Kala. These forms of Kalista were popular as birth names 2 decades ago (average #1019) and have become much less widespread since, with versions like Kala becoming somewhat dated.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alista, Batista, Carlista, Dalisha, Falisha, Jalisa▼, Jalissa, Kadisha, Kalia, Kalifa, Kalila, Kalina, Kalinda, Kalisa, Kalisha, Kalissa, Kallita, Kalyssa, Kanisha, Karisa, Karisha, Karisma, Karissa▼, Karita, Karlita, Katisha, Khrista, Krista▼, Lalita, Malisha, Malissa▼, Malita, Malitta, Talisa, Talisha and Talita. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kalista.See names in meaning and etymology.