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What does Kali mean?

Kali Pronunciation of 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH black, mythology, goddess, destruction




RELATED FORMS VIA KALLIE Callie, Kahli, Kalle, Kallita, Kally



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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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Kali entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #262 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #274 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Kali (#274 FROM RECENT DATA) appearing in the Top 2000 are Callie (#190), Kala, Kalli and Kallie (#920). Other forms, like Kahli, are uncommon. These relations of Kali were favored by parents 4 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.2%) and have remained as popular to this day (ADOPTION 0.2%, 9.9%), but with forms such as Kalli becoming less stylish. Callie, Kali and Kallie are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names

Kali is alike in pronunciation to Cahlie, Caley, Cali, Cayla, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelee, Kaelie, Kahla, Kahlei, Kahley, Kaleigh, Kalia, Kaylha, Kayli, Kaylla, Kealy, Keela, Keeli, Keelia, Kilea, Kylah, Kylee, Kyli and Kylie. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adali, Ali, Bali, Carli, Hali, Halli, Ili, Kaci, Kacy, Kadi, Kadie, Kahle, Kai, Kaia, Kalin, Kalisa, Kama, Kami, Kani, Kari, Karie, Karli, Karlie, Karly, Kary, Kas, Kasi, Kassi, Kate, Kati, Kay, Kayci, Kayle, Kaylin, Kaysi, Kelsi, Klio, Kori, Kyall, Kyle, Kylin, Lali, Mali, Orali, Orli, Pali, Poli, Salli, Tali and Valli. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kali.

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