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Meaning & History

Late Latin name which was derived from the Greek name Καλλιστος (Kallistos) "most beautiful". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callixtus), including the 3rd-century Callistus I who is regarded as a saint.
Other Languages & CulturesKallistos Ancient Greek Calixte French Callisto Italian Calisto, Calixto Portuguese Calisto, Calixto Spanish


beauty, Orthodox Saints, popes, saints
Entry updated December 8, 2017