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 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)