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What does Calista mean?

Calista Pronunciation of Calista as a girls' name is pronounced ka-LEES-tah, ka-LISS-tah. It is of Latin and Greek origin, and the meaning of Calista is "cup; fairest, most beautiful". From the Late Latin name Calixta, feminine form of Calixtus which is used in reference by Christians to the cup containing the wine of the Christian sacrament. Also linked with "kallista" in Greek meaning "most beautiful". Callistus was a third-century male Roman saint. Mythology: an Arcadian nymph who metamorphosed into a she-bear, then into the Great Bear constellation. Actress Calista Flockhart.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, beautiful, roman, saint, mythology, nymph (goddess), great, constellation (star)


VARIANTS Cala, Calesta, Cali, Calissa, Calisto, Calla, Callesta, Calli, Callie, Callista, Cally, Callysta, Calyssa, Calysta, Kala, Kalesta, Kalista, Kalla, Kallesta, Kalli, Kallie, Kallista, Kally, Kallysta, Kalysta



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How popular is Calista?

Calista is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4264 out of 4276, Top 100%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Calista entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #519 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #1633 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calista name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Calista outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Cali (#278 VIA LATEST LIST), Calla (#1686), Calli, Callie (#190), Callista, Cally, Kala, Kalista, Kalli and Kallie (#920) are the prominent variation forms of Calista (#1633). Adoption of these relations of Calista was more pronounced in 2014 (USAGE OF 0.2%) and is almost as conventional today (USAGE 0.2%, 18.8%). Callie has generally been a favorite of parents, although Kallie appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions like Kalli are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calista, Cali, Calla, Calli, Callie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Callista, Cally, Kala, Kalista, Kalli, Kallie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Callie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Alista, Batista, Calida, Calina, Calinda, Carisa, Carisia, Carisma, Carissa, Carita, Caritta, Carlisa, Carlisha, Carlisia, Carlissa, Carlista, Carlita, Celest, Celesta, Celeste, Celestia, Charista, Christa, Crista, Dalisha, Falisha, Jalisa, Jalissa, Kalisa, Kalisha, Kalissa, Lalita, Malisha, Malissa, Malita, Malitta, Talisa, Talisha and Talita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Calista.

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