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pinWhat does Kali mean?

Kali /kali/ [2 sylls.] 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.

Kali has 5 more related forms via Kallie: Callie, Kahli, Kalle, Kallita and Kally.

Kreatif forms: Kiali. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kali name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kali outside U.S.

Popular variation forms of Kali (#262 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Callie (#186 last year), Kala and Kallie (#643). Forms like Kahli are uncommon. 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kali, Callie, Kala, Kallie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kali and related baby names outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

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.