Calypso \c(a)-lyp-so, cal(y)-pso\ as a girl's name is pronounced ka-LIP-so. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Calypso is "she who hides". From "kalypto". Mythology: a demi-goddess and nymph who lived on the hidden island of Ogygia, and kept Odysseus as her prisoner and lover for seven years. Music: a West Indian style of extemporaneous singing. In France, the name may have been influenced by the reserarch boat of the French underwater researcher Jacques Costeau which was called "Calypso".