Calista

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Calista

"Calista" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Beautiful". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Calista

Calista Flockhart is an actress. She was most prominent from 1989 to present. Calista was given the name Calista Kay Flockhart on November 11th, 1964 in Freeport, Illinois, United States.

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Calista was born on April 19th, 1807 in Willington, Connecticut. She died on December 18th, 1864.

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How popular is the baby name Calista in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1894 7 7 0
1895 7 7 0
1896 7 7 0
1897 5 5 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 5 5 0
1902 5 5 0
1903 5 5 0
1904 6 6 0
1909 7 7 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 11 11 0
1913 6 6 0
1914 15 15 0
1915 17 17 0
1916 20 20 0
1917 10 10 0
1918 19 19 0
1919 13 13 0
1920 14 14 0
1921 15 15 0
1922 15 15 0
1923 6 6 0
1924 14 14 0
1925 6 6 0
1926 17 17 0
1927 9 9 0
1928 11 11 0
1929 6 6 0
1930 13 13 0
1931 8 8 0
1932 8 8 0
1934 12 12 0
1935 6 6 0
1936 12 12 0
1937 10 10 0
1938 6 6 0
1939 8 8 0
1940 11 11 0
1942 7 7 0
1943 9 9 0
1944 8 8 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 6 6 0
1947 8 8 0
1948 18 18 0
1949 10 10 0
1950 8 8 0
1951 11 11 0
1952 15 15 0
1953 7 7 0
1954 6 6 0
1955 9 9 0
1956 8 8 0
1957 10 10 0
1958 8 8 0
1959 6 6 0
1960 9 9 0
1961 12 12 0
1962 8 8 0
1963 8 8 0
1964 15 15 0
1965 15 15 0
1966 8 8 0
1967 13 13 0
1968 9 9 0
1969 14 14 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 12 12 0
1972 16 16 0
1973 26 26 0
1974 21 21 0
1975 18 18 0
1976 23 23 0
1977 31 31 0
1978 28 28 0
1979 30 30 0
1980 35 35 0
1981 29 29 0
1982 30 30 0
1983 31 31 0
1984 32 32 0
1985 30 30 0
1986 33 33 0
1987 27 27 0
1988 31 31 0
1989 33 33 0
1990 39 39 0
1991 34 34 0
1992 28 28 0
1993 25 25 0
1994 25 25 0
1995 23 23 0
1996 26 26 0
1997 43 43 0
1998 323 323 0
1999 490 490 0
2000 401 401 0
2001 358 358 0
2002 305 305 0
2003 271 271 0
2004 282 282 0
2005 223 223 0
2006 231 231 0
2007 263 263 0
2008 207 207 0
2009 191 191 0
2010 235 235 0
2011 209 209 0
2012 196 196 0
2013 170 170 0
2014 155 155 0
2015 171 171 0
2016 181 181 0
2017 148 148 0

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Popularity of Calista as a first name

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Popularity of Calista as a last name

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Common first names for Calista

Fun Facts about the name Calista

  • How Popular is the name Calista? Calista is the 3,237th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Calista have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,450 babies born with the first name Calista in the United States. That's more than enough people named Calista to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Calista? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Calista first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Calista is Wednesday, March 13th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Calista born? The highest recorded use of the first name Calista was in 1999 with a total of 490 babies.
  • Random Calista Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Calista is not a popular baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Calista: Your name in reverse order is Atsilac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laascit. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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