Meaning and Origin of Kalista - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Kalista

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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 name Kalist, 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 Latin calix ‘cup’: they believed that wine as well as bread should be given to the laity in the Eucharist.