Given Name CALLISTUS

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Late Roman
PRONOUNCED: kə-LIS-təs (English)   [details]

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.

Categories

beauty, popes, saints
VARIANTS: Calixtus, Callixtus
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kallistos (Ancient Greek), Calixte (French), Callisto (Italian), Calisto, Calixto (Portuguese), Calisto, Calixto (Spanish)