Heartka-LYE-oh-pee or ka-lee-OH-pee.
Greek mythology name
"beautiful voice"

Calliope Origin and Meaning

The name Calliope is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "beautiful voice".
Calliope is the name of the muse of epic poetry -- and also the musical instrument on the merry-go-round. Bold and creative, it would not be the easiest name for a girl lacking such qualities. It debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2016. While Americans usually pronounce this name with a long I sound and the emphasis on the second syllables, Greeks pronounce it with the emphasis on the third syllable -- ka-lee-OH-pee.
# 705 in the US

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Famous People Named Calliope

  • Saint Calliope aka Kalliopi3rd century Roman martyr
  • Calliope "Callie" ThorneAmerican actress
  • Calliope TsoupakiGreek pianist and composer
  • Calliope "Popi" MaliotakiGreek folk,pop singer
  • Calliope Maeve Day (b. 2017)daughter of Felicia Day

Calliope in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Calliope Iphigenia "Callie" Torrescharacter on TV's Grey's Anatomy
  • Calliope/Callie/Cal Stephanidesnarrator of Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex
  • Calliopecharacter in "Scrambled Eggs at Midnight" by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
  • Calliopemain character in Aimee Carter's "Goddess Test"
  • Calliope "Callie" character in the webcomic Homestuck
  • Calliopecharacter in the Burn Journals by Brad Runyon
  • Calliope Jonescharacter on TV's "Days of our Lives"
  • Calliope Bellcharacter in Stephanie Perkins "Lola and the Boy Next Door"
  • Calliopeone of the ugly stepsisters in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
  • Calliopecharacter in "Coyote Blue" by Christopher Moore
  • Calliope "Callie"main character in "Oblivion" by Sasha Dawn, who suffers from graphomania, an irresistible urge to write
  • Calliopecharacter on TV's "One Tree Hill"
  • The Calliopehousing project in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Calliope Chadwickcharacter in Mother,Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick
  • Calliope Junipera character from The Simpsons