What does Calliope mean?

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What's the origin of Calliope?


How is Calliope pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Calliope?

There are many interpretations to what naming a cat Calliope could mean. Some believe that it is a reference to the Greek muse of poetry and song, Calliope. Others believe that it is a reference to the Greek goddess of beauty and joy, Calliope. Still others believe that it is a reference to the Greek epic poem, The Iliad, in which the hero, Achilles, is said to have named his dog Calliope.

Is Calliope a good cat name?

Calliope has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for your kitty to recognize. Calliope isn't one of the most common cat names, so your kitty will make waves! If you love the name, you should pick it!

Calliope is found in these categories:

mythical cat names

She's named after an ancient Greek muse of epic poetry!

skinny cat names

She's a muse, inspiring lightness with her delicate, feather-like grace.

spiritual cat names

She's named after a divine muse from Greek mythology.

badass cat names

Muse of epic poetry in Greek mythology, she's fierce and inspiring!

celestial cat names

She's named after a Greek muse who inspires heavenly harmony.


Based on likes, Calliope ranks #442 with users of

Naming your cat Calliope isn't unheard of, but our data suggests that it's a pretty niche choice.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Calliope was, over the past 30 days, the 387th ranked cat name for views on

As of May 2024, Calliope is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Calliope was viewed 27 times, and liked 2 times.

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