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What does Calli mean?

Calli Pronunciation of Calli as a name for girls is a Greek name, and Calli means "lovely one; beautiful flower; most beautiful; heated, with warmth; cup; fairest, most beautiful; beautiful, lovely". Calli is an alternate form of Calandra (Greek): from "kalos andros". Calli is also a variant of Calantha (Greek). Calli is also used as a form of Calida (Greek, Spanish), a variant of Calista (Latin, Greek), and a derivative of Callie (Greek).

ASSOCIATED WITH Cal-, -li, greek, lovely (beautiful), flower


VARIANTS Kaly, Kally, Kallie, Kalli, Kalley, Kallee, Kalla, Kaley, Kaleigh, Kalei, Kala, Kahley, Kahlei, Cally, Calley, Callee, Calla, Calie, Cali, Calee, Cala, Cahlie


(female) Coli, ..

(male) Calva, ..

Calli Chanel (C.C.), ..

How popular is Calli?

Calli is an unusual first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#98770 out of 150436, Top 66%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Calli was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #1147 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calli name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Calli are Calandra, Cali (#232 IN 2015), Calista (#1385), Calla (#1565), Callie (#196), Callista, Cally, Kala, Kalei, Kaleigh (#1051), Kaley (#1233), Kalli (#1970) and Kallie (#695). Other forms, like Calley, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Calli was at its peak in the year 2014 (ADOPTION OF 0.3%) and is almost as widespread today (ADOPTION 0.2%, 13%), but with forms such as Kaleigh becoming less trendy. Cali, Callie and Kallie are three of the more fashionable birth names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calli, Calandra, Cali, Calista, Calla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Callie, Callista, Cally, Kala, Kalei in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalli, Kallie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Calli and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Calli is pronounced similarly to Caihla, Callia, Caylee, Cayley, Caylie, Chelie, Chelo, Colly, Kaala, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahla, Kahli, Kaili, Kalah, Kalee, Kali, Kalia, Kaylie, Kaylla, Kayllie, Keili, Kelli, Kelly and Kyli. Other recommended sound-alike names are Billi, Caci, Caelin, Cai, Caisi, Callan, Callen, Calyn, Cami, Candi, Capri, Cari, Carla, Carle, Carli, Carlie, Carlis, Carly, Carri, Casi, Cathi, Cayci (see Casey), Cazzi, Ceili, Celli, Cellie, Charli, Chelli, Cili, Cilla, Cilly, Collis, Delli, Dolli, Hali, Halli, Harli, Holli, Jilli, Lali, Magli, Mali, Molli, Nelli, Pauli, Salli, Tali, Tilli, Ulli and Valli. These names tend to be more frequently used than Calli.

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