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What does Kallista mean?

Kallista \k(a)-llis-ta, kall(i)-sta\ as a girls' name is pronounced kah-LISS-tah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Kallista is "most beautiful". Also means "give a hug" in Estonian, while Kalli means "hugs".


Kallista has 12 variants: Cala, Calesta, Calista, Callie, Cally, Kala, Kalesta, Kalista, Kalli, Kallie, Kally and Kallysta.

Kallista has 19 more related variations via Kalli: Cahlie, Calee, Cali, Calie, Calla, Callee, Calley, Calli, Kahlei, Kahley, Kahli, Kalei, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kali, Kalla, Kallee, Kalley and Kaly.


Kallista is a rare first name for women. Kallista is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular related forms of Kallista (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Callie (#186 a year ago), Cali (#201), Kali (#262), Kallie (#643), Kaleigh (#902), Kaley, Kala, Calista and Calla. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex in 1999 (usage of 0.3817%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3118%, down 18.3%), with the versions Kaleigh, Calista, Kaley and Kala becoming less fashionable. Kali (#262), Cali (#201), Kallie (#643) and Callie (#186) are four of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list, and there is also a resurgence in birth name usage for Callie. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Kallista and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cali, Calista, Calla, Callie, Kala, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kali, Kallie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kallista is alike in pronunciation to Callesta, Callista, Callysta, Kallesta and Kalysta. Another recommended similar baby name is Kallita. Like Kallista, these names are not frequently used.