Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Cup; Fairest, most beautiful
Blessed by an incomparable beauty, Calissa is a girl’s name rooted in the Latin language, meaning “fairest” or “most beautiful.” This mesmerizing moniker originates from the masculine name Kallistos which, in Greek, also points to something of irresistible allure and attraction. And according to the legends of Mount Olympus, that’s what Callisto—a nymph and faithful friend to Artemis—was to become to some of Greek mythology’s mightiest gods. Dazzled by her daring good looks, Zeus fell head-over-heels in love, and Callisto soon ascended to become the very apple of the Greek deity’s eye. Also meaning “cup,” Calissa is a name overflowing with beauty from the brim and is perfect for any baby whose captivating charm just can’t be contained!
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