Meaning and Name Origin
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)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Kallista and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Kallista (#unlisted) 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 the year 1999 and is somewhat lower today, with the versions Kaleigh, Kaley, Kala and Calista becoming less fashionable. Kali (#262), Cali (#201), Kallie (#643) and Callie (#186) are four of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list, with Callie going through a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)