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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, Top 51%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#37715 out of 88799, Top 42%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kali for girls (2014 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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kali (#262), Kallie (#643) and Kala. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kali, Kallie, Kala 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.