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Gender: Male Meaning of Calix: "chalice" Origin of Calix: Male variation of Calixta or Latin

The name Calix is a boy's name of Greek, Latin origin meaning "chalice". Calix and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name 26 Alliterative Sons!".

From the experts:

Calix is starting to be very quietly used (26 boys in the U.S. were named Calix in 2016), probably thanks indirectly to actress Calista Flockhart, who brought one female version of this attractive Greek name to prominence. A calyx is also a funnel or chalice-shaped part of a flower.

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Famous People Named Calix

François-Claudius Compte-Calix, French painter

Pop Culture References for the name Calix

Maxon Calix Schreave, character in "The Selection" series by Kiera Cass