Male variation of Calixta or Latin

Calix Origin and Meaning

The name Calix is a boy's name of Greek, Latin origin meaning "chalice".

Calix is once-obscure name that is starting to see some use in the US, where 62 baby boys were named Calix in 2022. An indirect influence is the actress Calista Flockhart, who introduced Americans to the female version of this attractive Greek name to prominence.

Calix derives from the Latin word for chalice, calyx, which in turn came from the Ancient Greek word kálux, meaning "husk" or "pod." It is also considered a diminutive of Calixtus, a variation of the Late Roman name Callistus meaning "most beautiful." Calyx can also be spelled Calyx, as in the funnel or chalice-shaped part of a flower.

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Famous People Named Calix

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Calix in Pop Culture

  • Maxon Calix Schreavecharacter in "The Selection" series by Kiera Cass