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What does Kala mean?

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

Affiliated girl names: Calista and Kallista.


Kala has 1 alternative form via Kali: Kalli.

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

(male) Kalaka, Kava, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history 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 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.

Shown below is a comparison of the history of Kala and associated names. Prominent related forms of Kala listed in the Top 2000 are Kali (#262 in 2014), Calista (#1455) and Kalli (#1778). Usage of these relations of Kala was at its apex in 2014 (usage of 0.1%), except for forms like Calista which have fallen 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.