What does Cali mean?
Cali \c(a)-li\ as a name for girls is of Latin and Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Cali is "cup; fairest, most beautiful; beautiful, lovely". Cali is a derivative of Calista (Latin, Greek): from the Late Latin name Calixta. Cali is also a form of Callie (Greek).
Cali has 17 more different forms via Calista, Callie: Calesta, Calina, Calissa, Calisto, Callesta, Callista, Callysta, Calyssa, Calysta, Kahle, Kalesta, Kalista, Kalle, Kallesta, Kallista, Kallysta and Kalysta.
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 popularity of Cali for girls. Cali was first listed in 1997 and reached its top position of #201 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Popular related forms of Cali (#201 last year) are Callie (#186 last year), Kallie (#643), Kaleigh (#902), Kaley, Kala, Calla and Calista. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 1999 (usage of 0.3513%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2585%, down 26.4%), with the versions Kaleigh, Calista, Kaley and Kala becoming less stylish. Cali (#201), Kallie (#643) and Callie (#186) are three of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation, with Callie having a resurgence in popularity. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Cali and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Cali is 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 frequently used than Cali.