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 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Callie (#186 2 years ago), Kala and Kallie (#643). Other forms, like Kahli, are uncommon. These relations of Kali were favored by parents in 2014 (usage of 0.4773%), except for the form Kala which has become less stylish. Callie is more universally found than the rest, while Kali has gained in popularity over time. 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.