Callisto Meaning and Origin

The name Callisto is a boy’s name meaning “best, most fair” and is of Italian and Greek origin. In Greek mythology, Callisto was a nymph who was transformed into a bear by Zeus’ jealous wife Hera. Eventually, Callisto was turned into a constellation, which is now known as Ursa Major (the Great Bear). The name Callisto has been used in various forms throughout history, including in literature and astronomy.

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