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.more]
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Kali for girls. Kali entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #262 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular variation forms of Kali (#262 from recent data) appearing in the Top 1000 are Callie (#186 from recent data), Kala and Kallie (#643). Other forms, like Kahli, are uncommon. These relations of Kali were favored by parents in 2014 (adoption of 0.48%), except for the form Kala which has become less stylish. Callie, Kali and Kallie are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation, with Callie enjoying a resurgence in usage. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Kali and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Kali▲ is alike in pronunciation to Caela, Cahlie, Caihla, Caila, Cailey, Cailie, Cala, Calee, Caleigh▼, Caley, Cali▲, Calie, Calla, Callee, Calley, Calli, Callia, Cally, Cayla▼, Caylee▼, Cayley, Caylia, Caylie, Chela, Chelie, Chelo, Coley, Collie, Colly, Kaala, Kaela▼, Kaelah, Kaelee, Kaeleigh, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahla, Kahlei, Kahley, Kaila▼, Kailagh, Kailah, Kailee▼, Kaileigh, Kailey▲, Kaili, Kailie, Kalae, Kalah, Kalea, Kaleah, Kalee, Kalei, Kaleigh▼, Kaley▼, Kalia, Kalie, Kalla, Kallee, Kalley, Kaly, Kayla▲, Kaylah▼, Kaylea, Kaylee▲, Kaylei, Kayleigh▲, Kayley▼, Kaylha, Kayli▼, Kaylie▲, Kaylla, Kaylley, Kayllie, Keala, Kealey, Kealy, Keela, Keeley, Keeli, Keelia, Keelie, Keely▼, Keila, Keilah, Keili, Keilie, Kellee, Kelley▼, Kelli▼, Kellie▼, Kelly▲, Kellye, Keyely, Keyla, Keyley, Keylie, Keyllie, Kilea, Kilee, Kiley▼, Kyla▲, Kylah, Kylea, Kylee▲, Kyleigh▲, Kyley, Kyli and Kylie▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Bali, Hali▼, Kaci▼, Kadi, Kahle, Kai, Kalin, Kami▼, Kani, Kari▼, Karli▼, Kasi, Kati▼, Kayle, Khloe▲, Klea, Klio, Kloe, Kyall, Kyel, Kyle▼, Lali, Mali, Pali and Tali. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kali.