What does Kali mean?
Kali \k(a)-li\ 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Kala.
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 (#37715 out of 88799, Top 42%). (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 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Callie (#186 last year), Kala and Kallie (#643). These girl names are at the peak of their popularity today, except for the form Kala which has become less stylish. Callie (#186), Kali (#262) and Kallie (#643) 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 Cala, Cali▲, Calie, Calli, Kaala, Kaela▼, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahla, Kahlei, Kaila▼, Kaili, Kailie, Kalae, Kalah, Kalea, Kalee, Kalei, Kaley▼, Kalia, Kalie, Kalla, Kaly, Kayla▲, Kaylei, Kayli▼, Kaylie▲, Keala, Kealy, Keeli, Keili, Kelli▼, Kyla▲, Kyli and Kylie▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Bali, Hali▼, Kaci▼, Kadi, Kahle, Kai, Kalin, Kami▼, Kani, Kari▼, Karli▼, Kasi, Kati▼, Kayle, Klio, Kyall, Kyle▼, Lali, Mali, Pali and Tali. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kali.