[ 3 syll. cal-lis-ta, ca-lli-sta ] The baby girl name Callista is pronounced as KaeL-IHS-Taa- †. Callista's language of origin is Old Greek. It is predominantly used in English and German. It is derived from kallistos which means 'most beautiful' ; kalos 'fair, beautiful, handsome'. Original forms of the name include Callisto (Latin) and Kallisto (Latin). The name Kallisto or Callisto was borne in Greek mythology by the love interest of Zeus; she was turned by Zeus' jealous wife Hera into a bear and subsequently the Great Bear constellation. The Latinized feminine name with the '-a' ending is more commonly found, as Callisto is also a masculine Italian name. In recent times, a variant of the name has been popularized by the actress Calista Flockhart (1964-).
Callista is a form of the English Callisto.
Callista is the feminine version of the Italian Callisto.
Callista is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Callista, Callie was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Callista include Calysta, Calisto, Calixto, Calleasto, Calleesto, Calleisto, Callisto, Callysto, Calysto, Kalista, Kallista, Calliste, Céleste, Closet, Closete, Closett, Closette, and Kalid.
† Pronunciation for Callista: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"