Calliope

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Gender: F Pronunciation: ka-LYE-oh-pee Meaning of Calliope: "beautiful voice" Origin of Calliope: Greek mythology name Calliope's Popularity in 2016: #939

The name Calliope is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "beautiful voice". Calliope is ranked #939 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythological Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Calliope

Saint Calliope aka Kalliopi, 3rd century Roman martyr
Calliope "Callie" Thorne, American actress
Calliope Tsoupaki, Greek pianist and composer
Calliope "Popi" Maliotaki, Greek folk-pop singer
Harlow Olivia Calliope Jane (b. 2003), daughter of Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane
Calliope Maeve Day (b. 2017), daughter of Felicia Day

Pop Culture References for the name Calliope

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

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