"most beautiful"

Calista Origin and Meaning

The name Calista is girl's name of Greek origin meaning "most beautiful".
Spelled with either one 'l' or two, Calista came to the fore in 1997 when Calista Flockhart hit it big as Ally McBeal. Flockhart, who bears her mother's middle name, didn't just introduce a name, she introduced a whole sensibility. Pretty and delicate, Calista is definitely worthy of consideration, especially for parents with Greek roots.

In ancient myth, Calista (or Calisto)was a nymph loved by Zeus, whose jealous wife Hera turned her into a bear.

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Famous People Named Calista

  • Calista FlockhartAmerican actress
  • Calista H. VintonAmerican missionary to Burma
  • Calista Kazuko RobertsonEnglish reality TV personality ("Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack")
  • Calista Carradinedaughter of actor David Carradine

Calista in Pop Culture

  • Calista Crosscharacter in the Spy High series by A.J. Butcher
  • Calista Secor aka Retro Girlcharacter in the "Powers" comics
  • Calistacharacter in 2006 film "Dreamland"
  • Calistacharacter in "Feed" by M.T. Anderson
  • Calista Jacobscharacter in the mystery series by Kathryn Lasky
  • Calista Codcharacter in an episode of TV's "Pushing Daisies"
  • Calistacharacter in "The Fair Penitent" by Nicholas Rowe
  • Calistacharacter in "Love,Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister" by Aphra Behn
  • Calistacharacter in "The Guardian" by Philip Massinger