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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΚαλλιστω Ancient Greek

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek καλλιστος (kallistos) meaning "most beautiful", a derivative of καλος (kalos) meaning "beautiful". In Greek mythology Kallisto was a nymph who was loved by Zeus. She was changed into a she-bear by Hera, and subsequently became the Great Bear constellation. This was also an ancient Greek personal name.
VariantCallisto Greek Mythology
Masculine FormKallistos Ancient Greek
Other Languages & CulturesCalista, Callista, Kalysta English Calista, Calixta Portuguese Calista, Calixta Spanish

Categories

animals, bears, beautiful, beauty, celestial, consorts of Zeus, nymphs, stars
Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute