Meaning and name origin
Kallista \k(a)-llis-ta, kall(i)-sta\ as a girl's 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 is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kallista and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Callie (#186), Kallie (#643), Kalista, Kala and Calista. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).