Meaning and Name Origin
Calli \c(al)-li\ as a name for girls means "lovely one; beautiful flower; most beautiful; heated, with warmth; cup; fairest, most beautiful; beautiful, lovely". Calli is a 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), Calista (Latin, Greek) and Callie (Greek).
Calli has 29 more related variations via Calandra, Calantha, Calida, Calista, Callie: Cal, Calandre, Calandria, Calanthe, Calanthia, Calendre, Calesta, Calina, Calinda, Calissa, Calisto, Callesta, Callida, Callista, Callysta, Calynda, Calyssa, Calysta, Kahle, Kalandra, Kalantha, Kalesta, Kalidas, Kalista, Kalle, Kallesta, Kallista, Kallysta and Kalysta.
Calli is an unusual first name for females. Calli is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Calli and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Calli (#unlisted) are Cali (#201 in 2014), Calista, Calla, Callie (#186), Kala, Kaleigh (#902), Kaley and Kallie (#643). Adoption of these girl names was at its peak in 1999 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Calista, Kala, Kaleigh and Kaley becoming less trendy. Cali (#201), Callie (#186) and Kallie (#643) are three of the more fashionable birth names here, with Callie going through a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Calli is pronounced similarly to Caela, Caila, Cailie, Caley, Callia, Cayla▼, Caylia, Caylie, Collie, Colly, Kaeli, Kahli, Kaili, Kali▲, Kayli▼ and Kelli▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Carli▼, Ceili, Celli, Cellie, Chelli, Cili, Cilla, Cilly, Halli, Salli and Valli. These names tend to be more frequently used than Calli.