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What does Kallista mean?

Kallista Pronunciation of Kallista [kallista] 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".

Associated with: greek, beautiful.


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

1 more relation via Kalli: Kalla.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Kallista Alia (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kallista?

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Kallista (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Callie (#196 a year ago), Kallie (#695), Calista (#1385), Kalli (#1970), Kala, Cally and Kalista. Usage of these relations of Kallista reached its apex in 2014 (adoption of 0.2%) and has remained as widespread to this day (adoption 0.1%, 9%), but with versions such as Calista falling out of fashion. Callie and Kallie are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calista, Callie, Cally, Kala, Kalista in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kalli, 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 Calisto, Callesta, Callista, Callysta, Calysta, Kallesta and Kalysta. Other recommended names are Alista, Allisa, Allissa, Baptista, Bautista, Bellissa, Calissa, Callia, Callida, Carlisa, Carlisha, Carlisia, Dalisha, Dallina, Dallis, Ellisha, Ellissa, Ellita, Galliena, Illissa, Jaleisa, Jalisa, Jalissa, Kadisha, Kalia, Kalifa, Kalina, Kalisa, Kalissa, Kalliope, Kallita, Kalyssa, Kanisha, Kantisia (see Candice), Kaprisha, Karisa, Karisha, Karisma, Karita, Karlesha, Karletta, Karlika (see Charlotte), Karlina, Karlinka, Karlita, Karlota, Karlyta, Karmita, Katisha, Kellina, Khrista, Krista, Lalita, Lallia, Malisha, Malissa, Malitta, Mallissa, Marlisa, Marlissa, Mellisa, Mellisha, Paulita, Salletta (see Sally), Talita, Tallia, Valletta and Vallia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kallista.

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