Given Name CALIXTUS

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Late Roman

Meaning & History

Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).
VARIANTS: Callistus, Callixtus
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kallistos (Ancient Greek), Calixte (French), Callisto (Italian), Calisto, Calixto (Portuguese), Calisto, Calixto (Spanish)

Categories

alcohol, popes, saints
Entry added July 1, 2008