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


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Calista, Callie, Kala, Kallie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Calista, Callie, Kalista, Kallie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kallista is also pronounced similarly to Callesta, Callista, Callysta, Kallesta and Kalysta. Another suggested similar baby name is Kallita. Like Kallista, these names are not commonly used.