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Gender: Female Meaning of Callisto: "most beautiful" Origin of Callisto: Greek mythology

The name Callisto is a girl's name meaning "most beautiful". Callisto and is often added to lists like Space Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset the signatures!".

From the experts:

Best known as one of the moons of Jupiter, Callisto was a nymph turned into a bear by Hera after Zeus seduced her.

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Famous People Named Callisto

Callisto Pasuwa, Zimbabwean male football coach

Pop Culture References for the name Callisto

Callisto, Ancient Greek nymph who was turned into a bear by Zeus. Makes the constellation Ursa Major and is one of Jupiters moons
Callisto, character on TV's Xena: Warrior Princess
Callisto, character in Marvel's X-Men comics
Callisto, minor character in the Southern Vampire Mysteries book series
Callisto, family name on Disney animated series Miles from Tomorrowland
Callisto, science fiction novel series by Lin Carter
Variation of Ancient Greek Kallisto, derived from the word Kallistos, meaning 'most beautiful' .


RoddyThlayli Says:


In Greek mythology, Callisto was a lover of Zeus who Hera turned into a bear. Zeus made her into a constellation.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I really like this name with the cute nickname Callie

Guest Says:


Does this name end with a short vowel 'o' or a long vowel, like too? I prefer the short vowel but idk which ones correct.

Sorceress Says:


Lovely name. Though Kallista sounds prettier, I prefer 'original' spelling.