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What does Kala mean?

Kala Pronunciation of Kala [kala] as a girls' name. Variant of Kali.

Affiliated girl names: Calista and Kallista.


1 alternative form via Kali: Kalli.

Creative forms:
(female) Kasa, Kola, ..

(male) Kalaka, Kava, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kala Kataleya (K.K.), ..

How popular is Kala?

Kala is a very popular first name for women (#1687 out of 4276, Top 39%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#43546 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kala entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #543 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Kala listed in the Top 2000 are Kali (#267 in 2015), Calista (#1385) and Kalli (#1970). Usage of these relations of Kala was at its apex in 2014 (usage of 0.1%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.1%, 4%), but with forms like Calista falling out of fashion. Kali is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kala, Calista, Kali, Kalli in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kala is alike in pronunciation to Caela, Caihla, Cala, Caley, Cally, Caylia, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelee, Kahley, Kailah, Kaili, Kalei, Kalia, Kaylea, Kaylee, Kaylei, Kaylie, Kaylla, Kealey, Keela, Kelli, Kiley, Kylea and Kyli. Other recommended names are Aila, Cela, Darla, Dola, Gala, Gayla, Gila, Hala, Jayla, Kahle, Kaia, Kait, Kalan, Kalena, Kalisa, Kalle, Kalyn, Kama, Kamea, Kani, Kara, Karan, Karla, Karma, Kasi, Kaska, Kata, Katha, Katla, Katt, Kaya, Kaylan, Kayle, Keara, Kelsa, Klara, Klea, Kyall, Kyle, Laela, Lala, Lalla, Mala, Mela, Nyla, Paula, Sula, Vala, Valla and Yula. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kala.

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