What does Kali mean?
Kali [kali] as a girls' name is pronounced KAH-lee. It is of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Kali is "black". Mythology: Kali, wife of Shiva, is a Hindu goddess of destruction. See also Kallie.
Kali▲ has 1 variant: Kalli.
Related girl name: Kala.Creative forms:
(female) Kasli, Koli, ..
(male) Kaall, Kaem, .. Middle name pairings:
Kali India (K.I.), ..
How popular is Kali?
Kali is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2180 out of 4276, Top 51%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#67113 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Kali for girls. Kali entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #262 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #267 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Kali (#267 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000 are Callie (#196 from recent data), Kala, Kalli (#1970) and Kallie (#695). Other forms, like Kahli, are uncommon. These relations of Kali were favored by parents 1 year ago (adoption of 0.2%) and have remained as popular to this day (adoption 0.2%, ▼8%), but with the form Kala becoming less stylish. Callie, Kali and Kallie are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation.
Kali▲ is alike in pronunciation to Cahlie, Caley, Cali▲, Cayla▼, Kaala, Kaela▼, Kaelee, Kaelie, Kahla, Kahlei, Kahley, Kaleigh▼, Kalia, Kaylha, Kayli, Kaylla, Kealy, Keela, Keeli, Keelia, Kilea, Kylah, Kylee, Kyli and Kylie▲. Other recommended names are Adali, Ali, Bali, Carli, Hali▼, Halli, Ili, Kaci, Kacy, Kadi, Kadie, Kahle, Kai▲, Kaia▲, Kalin, Kalisa, Kama, Kami, Kani, Kari▼, Karie, Karli, Karlie▲, Karly, Kary, Kas, Kasi, Kassi, Kate, Kati, Kay▼, Kayci, Kayle, Kaylin, Kaysi, Kelsi▼, Klio, Kori▲, Kyall, Kyle, Kylin, Lali, Mali, Orali, Orli, Pali, Poli, Salli, Tali and Valli. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kali.See names in meaning and etymology.