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 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).
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).
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.