Meaning and Origin of: Kalista

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Most beautiful
  • Greek : Most beautiful one
  • Greek : Pretty; bright-eyed

Family name origins & meanings

  • Czech and Polish : from the medieval western Slavic personal nameKalist, Late Latin Calixtus (from Latin calix‘cup’, specifically the cup containing the wine of the Christian sacrament). The name was borne by three popes, including a 3rd-century saint (d. 222); it became especially popular in Bohemia among members of a Hussite sect who called themselves Calixtines, referring to Latincalix ‘cup’: they believed that wine as well as bread should be given to the laity in the Eucharist.