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Meaning and Name Origin

Kala \k(a)-la\ as a girls' name. Variant of Kali.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Calista and Kallista.


Kala has 1 alternative form via Kali: Kalli.


Kala is a very popular first name for women (#1687 out of 4276, Top 39%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#51140 out of 88799, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Kala for girls. 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kala name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Kala and associated names. Prominent related forms of Kala listed in the Top 1000 are Kali (#262 in 2014) and Calista. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex in the year 1999 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Kala and Calista becoming less fashionable. Kali (#262) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Calista, Kala, Kali 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, Caila, Cala, Cali, Calla, Cayla, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelah, Kaeli, Kahla, Kahli, Kaila, Kailah, Kaili, Kalae, Kalah, Kalea, Kaleah, Kalee, Kalei, Kaley, Kalia, Kalie, Kalla, Kally, Kaly, Kayla, Kaylah, Kaylea, Kaylha, Kayli, Kaylla, Keala, Kealy, Keela, Keila, Keyla, Kilea, Kyla, Kylah, Kylea and Kyli. Other recommended similar baby names are Gala, Hala, Kahle, Kaia, Kalan, Kalle, Kama, Kara, Karla, Kata, Katla, Kaya, Kayle, Klea, Kyall, Kyle, Lala, Mala and Vala. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kala.