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Meaning and name origin

Kali \k(a)-li\ as a girl's 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 form: Kalli.

For more information, see also the related girl name Kala.


Kali is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2180 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#37715 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kali for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kali and its variant form. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kala, Kali and Kallie. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kala, Kali, Kallie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kali, Kallie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kali is also pronounced similarly to Cala, Cali, Calie, Calli, Kaala, Kaela, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahla, Kahlei, Kahli, Kaila, Kaili, Kailie, Kalae, Kalah, Kalea, Kalee, Kalei, Kaley, Kalia, Kalie, Kalla, Kally, Kaly, Kayla, Kaylei, Kayli, Kaylie, Keala, Kealy, Keeli, Keili, Kelli, Kyla, Kyli and Kylie. Other suggested similar baby names are Bali, Hali, Kaci, Kadi, Kahle, Kai, Kalin, Kalle, Kami, Kani, Kari, Karli, Kasi, Kati, Kayle, Klio, Kyall, Kyle, Lali, Mali, Pali and Tali. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kali.


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