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What does Kalista mean?

Kalista Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: greek, beautiful.


Kalista has 5 variants: Calesta, Calisto, Calysta, Kalesta and Kalysta.

9 more alternative forms via Calista, Kallista: Calissa, Callesta, Callista, Callysta, Calyssa, Kala, Kalla, Kallesta and Kallysta.

Creative forms:
(female) Kalistan, Kamlista, ..

(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)

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

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

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.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested 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.

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