GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Καλλιστω (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.
VARIANT: Callisto (Greek Mythology)
MASCULINE FORM: Kallistos (Ancient Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Calista, Callista, Kalysta (English), Calista, Calixta (Portuguese), Calista, Calixta (Spanish)


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