Calista Meaning and Origin

An exotic and uncommon name that certainly lives up to its meaning.

The name Calista is a girl’s name meaning “fairest, most beautiful, chalice” and is of Greek and Latin origin. The Late Latin origin of Calista comes from the name Calixta which is a feminine form of Calixtus from Latin calix meaning: “chalice”. Calista is also connected to Greek kallista, meaning: “fairest, most beautiful”. According to Greek mythology, Callisto or Kallisto was the name of a huntress in the myth of Callisto who was loved by Zeus. The name Callisto became Callista due to the Latin feminization of the name.

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