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, ..
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)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Cali for girls. Cali was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #201 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Popular related forms of Cali (#201 from recent data) are Callie (#186 from recent data), Kallie (#643), Kaleigh (#902), Kaley (#1054), Calista (#1455), Calla (#1551), Kalli (#1778), Cally, Calli, Kala and Kalei. These forms of Cali were at the height of their popularity in 2014 (adoption of 0.28%), except for versions like Kala which have become 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.