"she who hides"

Calypso Origin and Meaning

The name Calypso is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "she who hides".

This hyper-rhythmic name has two evocative references. In Greek mythology, she was an island nymph, a daughter of Atlas, who delayed Odysseus from returning home. It is also a genre of West Indian music, originating in Trinidad and Tobago and largely popularized in the States by Harry Belafonte.

Calypso was the name of Jacques-Yves Cousteau's research ship--and would make a highly dramatic, musical choice.

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Famous People Named Calypso

  • Charlotte di Calypsoreal name Charlotte Beillard (b. 1990), French model

Calypso in Pop Culture

  • Calypsodaughter of Atlas in Greek mythology
  • Calypso Kellymain character of The Calypso Chronicles by Tyne O'Connell
  • Calypsocharacter (nymph) in Homer's The Odyssey
  • Jacques Cousteau's famous research shipCalypso
  • Calypso St. Barthluxury lifestyle brand
  • Calypsocharacter from Pirates of The Caribbean , At World's End
  • Calypsocharacter in Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
  • Calypso is the creator of the Twisted Metal contest. (Twisted Metal Games)
  • Calypsocharacter in Toad Patrol
  • Calypso Jimeneza character in the Spellcaster's Cataclysm Series