Gender: Female Meaning of Kalliope: "beautiful voice" Origin of Kalliope: Greek

Kalliope Origin and Meaning

The name Kalliope is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "beautiful voice".

Original form of the more familiar Calliope, the muse of epic poetry.

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Pop Culture References for the name Kalliope

Kallie, Kallyope, Kalli


paulapuddephatt Says:


I know what you mean. I haven't been coming on here for as long, but it's easy to get into sarcastic mode. I think it's important to be honest, though. I'm a writer, too - which is why I ended up on here, pretty much. I had so many problems on Facebook that I would rather hang out on here. I like the community, and chatting to others who don't think my obsession with names is weird.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I think that, when I first joined, I saw so many of those type of comments, from lots of different pe,ople with lots of upvotes, that I also decided to be harsh and sarcastic as well, thinking it'd make me popular. I was honest for the most part on all of them, just way too harsh.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I don't know where the time goes sometimes. And yes, I know about those ranting moods. Sometimes I see a comment I made on a name on here, and think I was way too harsh and sarcastic. Those are the ones that get upvoted, though...!!!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I should add, I wrote that at a time when I had just renamed a character Kalliope, and I was very defensive and in a mood for ranting. I can't believe I renamed her three years ago, though!

paulapuddephatt Says:


If it helps, I looked the original up based upon your comments on Calliope, about this being the original spelling. I knew about Kassandra being the original spelling of Cassandra, but this one is new to me. People can unfairly assume that any "K" version of a name more often spelt with a "C", is a modern invented name, and just dismiss it. Even some of the modern versions are not awful, in my view, but many names are legitimate, and may be from countries without the letter "C" in their alphabets. People accept Katherine, and even treat it as the "main" spelling, but Kasper, which I love, is legitimate too, and Karoline, Kristina, etc.

Catastroffy Says:


I dislike this name in either spelling. I like the first two syllables but not the rest, I'm afraid.

jordalini Says:


I prefer the C version, just because I think it looks better.
Also I have a relative named Calliope. :)

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Calliope is the latin form of Kalliope. Kalliope is the original Ancient Greek name and makes me think of Magic and the sun. I agree on no one knowing that this is the original, just like Cassandra is the latin form of Kassandra and Cassiopeia is the latin form of Kassiopeia. Shame really.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Kalliope is the original name, Calliope is the variation. I wish Kalliope would get more attention. It looks more authentic. But for whatever reason, everyone on here is obsessed with Calliope :/