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Calliope is not a name that you hear very often for young girls. It is the perfect option, however, if you want something unique for your daughter with rich Greek traditions. Secure your use of the name before it becomes too popular, as it is already a top 700 option as of last year.

Meaning of the name Calliope:

Greek: beautiful voice

Origin of the name Calliope:

Calliope comes from the Greek words “kallos” and “ops.” The name was actually originally spelled Kalliope. The name is significant in Greek mythology as Calliope was the name for one of the muses, specifically that one which was over epic accounts in poetry.

Symbolism of the name Calliope:

The word “kallos” that the first part of Calliope comes from means “beauty.” The word “ops,” forming the second half of the name, means “voice.”

Baby name: Calliope

Style of the name Calliope:

Classical

Gender of the name Calliope:

Calliope is an unusual and unique name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Calliope:

ka-LYE-oh-pee or ka-lee-OH-pee

Number of syllables in the name Calliope:

Four

Emotion evoked from the name Calliope:

Calliope feels formal and vintage. It is very unique and has a personality that shines.

Alternative spellings for the name Calliope:

  • Kalliope
  • Caliope
  • Kaliope

Nicknames for the name Calliope:

Popularity of the name Calliope:

Calliope is a baby name that is hundreds of years old as it comes from ancient Greece. The name only became a top 1,000, unique option in America in 2016 at rank 939. As of 2020, it is already rank 691 for girls.

Related names for the name Calliope:

Great middle names for Calliope and their meanings:

  • Raine (she is singing, queen)
  • Sage (herb, prophet)
  • Wren (small bird)
  • Maren (star of the sea)
  • Alexis (helper, defender)
  • Dara (rich, well-off)
  • Odette (wealth)
  • Isadora (gift of Isis)

Famous people with the name Calliope:

  • Saint Calliope (martyr in Rome in the third century)
  • Calliope Thorne (actress, “Rescue Me”)
  • Calliope Tsoupaki (pianist)
  • Calliope Maliotaki (Greek pop singer)

Calliopes in popular culture:

  • Calliope Torres (character from “Grey's Anatomy”)
  • Calliope (character from “Goddess Test”)
  • Calliope (character in “Burn Journals”)
  • Calliope Jones (character from “Days of Our Lives”)
  • Calliope (character from “Coyote Blue”)
  • Calliope (character from “Oblivion”)