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Meaning and name origin

Cali \c(a)-li\ as a girl's name is of Latin and Greek origin, and the meaning of Cali is "cup; fairest, most beautiful; beautiful, lovely". Cali is a variant of Calista (Latin, Greek): from the Late Latin name Calixta, feminine form of Calixtus which is used in reference by Christians to the cup containing the wine of the Christian sacrament. Also a variant of Callie (Greek): from Greek "kallos" which this name may have first developed as a nickname for the Greek-derived Calpurnia and Calandra.


Cali has 22 variant forms: Cahlie, Cala, Calee, Calie, Calla, Callee, Calley, Calli, Cally, Kahlei, Kahley, Kala, Kalei, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalla, Kallee, Kalley, Kalli, Kallie, Kally, Kaly.


Cali is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16601 out of 88799, Top 19%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cali for girls. Cali reached its highest rank of #201 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cali name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cali outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cali and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Callie (#186), Cali (#201), Kallie (#643), Kaleigh (#902), Kaley, Kala, Calli, Calista and Calla. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cali, Calista, Calla, Callie, Kala, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kallie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cali, Calista, Calla, Calli, Callie outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kaleigh, Kaley, Kallie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cali is also pronounced similarly to Caela, Caila, Cailie, Caley, Callia, Cayla, Caylia, Caylie, Kaeli, Kahli, Kaili, Kali, Kalia, Kalie, Kayli and Kyli. Other suggested similar baby names are Bali, Caci, Cadi, Cai, Cal, Calin, Cami, Cari, Carli, Casi, Cati, Ceili, Cela, Cele, Celia, Celie, Celli, Chalia, Cile, Cili, Cilia, Clio, Clo, Cole, Hali, Lali, Mali, Pali and Tali. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cali.