Girl Baby Name

Kallisto

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Quick Facts on Kallisto

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Greek
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Pronunciation:
kə-LIS-toe
Simple meaning:
Fairest, most beautiful

Characteristics of Kallisto

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Kallisto

The Greek word “kallistos” (Καλλιστος) means “fairest, most beautiful” and was the ancient name given to a mythological nymph with whom the god Zeus fell in love. According to Greek mythology, the beautiful virginal nymph Kallisto was a follower of Zeus’s daughter Artemis, the goddess of the hunt. Zeus spotted Kallisto one day and became immediately enraptured with the beautiful nymph. The powerful god disguised himself in order to trick Kallisto into his embrace; and it obviously worked because she bore him a son Arcas. Artemis, however, was not pleased with her father’s indiscretion so she shot Kallisto with her silver arrow to avenge her mother Hera. Zeus took pity on the nymph and his son, so he turned them into bears and set them in the night sky as stars (known as the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor which translates to Larger Bear and Smaller Bear in Latin). The Latin forms of Callisto and Calista have never been a particularly popular in the Western World; considered too exotic and bohemian. The nicknames Callie and Kallie have been used with far greater frequency.

Popularity of the Name Kallisto

Kallisto has never been used with enough regularity to even make the U.S. naming charts. Not ever. American parents are much more likely to bestow Callie or Kallie on their baby girls over Callisto or Kallisto. Most people would probably be turned off by the “o” ending of this name (too masculine). Still, Kallisto is the traditional Greek-inspired spelling of this mythological name, so it’s probably most true to its roots.
Popularity of the Girl Name Kallisto
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Personality of the Girl Name Kallisto

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

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