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Kalliope was used as a name for the bright side of the moon.
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2005
In Greek mythologoy, Kalliope, the muse of poetry and eloquence, was also the mother of Orpheus.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2005
From my limited knowledge in Greek mythology, I believe it is pronounced something like kall-eye-oh-pee or kahl-eye-oh-pee.
-- crazycoffeegeek  8/20/2005
As it is a Hellenic (Greek) name, and also my name, the correct pronunciation of it is: Ka-llyi-oh-pyi. Some other linguists however relate it to beautiful eyes from the present perfect tense of the verb "see" (simple present: orao (type A), oro (type B), opopa (present perfect) and opthalmos which is the eye in Ancient Hellenic) and some others to beautiful face from "opsis".
-- winged  11/8/2005
Kalliope was one of Cinderella's evil stepsisters in Rogers & Hammerstein's version of "Cinderella."
-- breakofday  12/21/2005
The meaning "beautiful voice" makes it sound so elegant, but the OPE at the end ruins it for me by making it oaf-like.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2006
It doesn't sound like "oaf", it's pronounced "Kall-eye-oh-pee!" BUT the last syllable is still a bit objectionable.
-- lunalovegood  12/3/2007
Kalliopé was in Greek mythology Zeus´s daughter and Goddess of memory Mnémosyné.
-- Karcoolka  4/24/2007
In ancient Greek, probably pronounced kah-lee-oh-peh, with the emphasis on the "oh".
-- galantine  10/20/2008
This name is beautiful. It has a sophisticated but somewhat impish feel to it. I would name my child this.
-- vespertine  11/17/2009
I had a Greek friend with this name, it's pronounced "KAL-EE-OH-PAY"
-- monikawirkkanen  11/21/2010
Pretty name and meaning! Too bad the kid would get made fun of.
-- foreverslowly  7/1/2012

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