Calixta Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Calista:
From the Greek Kallistō, a name meaning "she that is most beautiful," which is derived from kallos (beauty, beautiful). The name is borne in Roman mythology by a nymph, a daughter of the Arcadian king Lycaon, and mother of Arcas. Beloved by Jupiter, she was transformed into a she-bear by Juno and then placed among the constellations.
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This form of Calista is mainly used in Spanish and Portuguese.
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Princess Calixta of Lippe (1895–1982), wife of Prince Waldemar of Prussia.
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The name is borne by a central character in Kate Chopin's short story "The Storm" (and its prequel "At the Canadian Ball").