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Gender: Female Meaning of Callista: "most beautiful" Origin of Callista: Greek

The name Callista is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "most beautiful". Callista and is often added to lists like Pretty Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Calista Flockhart spotlighted this lovely Greek name that has a long future in the English-speaking world. Kallista is another spelling; Calixta and Calixto are related.

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Famous People Named Callista

Callista Louise Gingrich, U.S. ambassador; wife of politician Newt Gingrich
Callista Chapola-Chimombo, former First Lady of Malawi as wife of President Bingu wa Mutharika
Callista Lorraine Roy, American nursing theorist

Pop Culture References for the name Callista

"Callista," novel by John Henry Newman and its main character
Callista Lanart, character in the "Darkover" series by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Callista Ming, a character in the "Star Wars Legends" series
Callista "Cally" Henderson Tyrol aka Callandra, character in the "Battlestar Galactica" series
Callista, character in animated series "SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron"
Callista, a main character in video game "The Last Story"