What does Cali mean?
Cali [cali] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Cali is "cup; fairest, most beautiful; beautiful, lovely". Cali is a version of Calista (Latin, Greek): from the Late Latin name Calixta. Cali is also a form of Callie (Greek).
(female) Celi, Chali, ..
(male) Calica, Calice, .. Middle name pairings:
Cali Cassandra (C.C.), ..
How popular is Cali?
Cali is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#11362 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Cali was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #201 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is currently at #232. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Cali (#232 from recent data) are Callie (#196 from recent data), Kallie (#695), Kaleigh (#1051), Kaley (#1233), Calista (#1385), Calla (#1565), Kalli (#1970), Cally, Calli, Kala and Kalei. These forms of Cali reached the height of their popularity 1 year ago (adoption of 0.28%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.25%, down 12.7%), but with versions like Kala becoming somewhat outmoded. Callie has historically been the top pick of parents, although Kallie seems to be getting popular too.
Cali▲ is pronounced similarly to Caela, Caleigh, Caylee▼, Cayley, Caylia, Chela, Chelie, Chelo, Coley, Collie, Colly, Kaela▼, Kahli, Kalae, Kalah, Kalea, Kalee, Kalia, Kalie, Kayli, Kaylie, Keeli, Keili, Kelli▼ and Kyla. Other suggested similar 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 frequently used than Cali.See names in meaning and etymology.