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What does Cali mean?

Cali Pronunciation of Cali as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Cali is "cup; fairest, most beautiful; beautiful, lovely". Cali is a version of Calista (Latin, Greek): from the Late Latin name Calixta. Cali is also a form of Callie (Greek).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, beautiful


VARIANTS Kaly, Kally, Kallie, Kalli, Kalley, Kallee, Kalla, Kaley, Kaleigh, Kalei, Kala, Kahley, Kahlei, Cally, Calli, Calley, Callee, Calla, Calie, Calee, Cala, Cahlie

OTHER FORMS VIA CALISTA, CALLIE Calina, Calissa, Calisto, Kahle, Kalle



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How popular is Cali?

Cali is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#11362 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Cali was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #201 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is currently at #278. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cali name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Cali (#278 FROM RECENT DATA) are Callie (#190), Kallie (#920), Kaleigh (#1319), Kaley (#1609), Calista (#1633), Calla (#1686), Calli, Cally, Kala, Kalei and Kalli. These forms of Cali reached the height of their popularity 4 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.27%) and are almost as common today (ADOPTION 0.21%, DOWN 21.4%), but with versions like Kalli becoming somewhat outmoded. Callie has historically been the top pick of parents, although Kallie seems to be getting popular too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cali, Calista, Calla, Calli, Callie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cally, Kala, Kalei, Kaleigh, Kaley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kalli, Kallie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cali is pronounced similarly to Caela, Caleigh, Caylee, Cayley, Caylia, Chela, Chelie, Chelo, Coley, Collie, Colly, Kaela, Kahli, Kalae, Kalah, Kalea, Kalee, Kalia, Kalie, Kayli, Kaylie, Keeli, Keili, Kelli and Kyla. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bali, Caci, Cadi, Cai, Cal, Calin, Cami, Cari, Carli, Casi, Cati, Ceili, Cela, Cele, Celia, Celie, Celli, Chalia, Cile, Cili, Cilia, Clio, Clo, Cole, Hali, Lali, Mali, Pali and Tali. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cali.

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