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 (#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 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Callie (#186 last year), Kala and Kallie (#643). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.4773%), 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.