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Girl Name: Kali

Name: Kali
Pronunciation: \k(a)-li\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: black
Origin: Sanskrit
Related Names: Kala
Sounds Like: Cali, Kaly, Kalei, Kalia, Kalie, Kahli, Kayli, Kaili, Kaeli, Kyli
Variant forms: Kalli
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2180
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 37715


Kali \k(a)-li\ as a girl's 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 form: Kalli.

For more information, see also the related name Kala.

Baby names that sound like Kali are Cali, Kaly, Kalei, Kalia, Kalie, Kahli, Kayli, Kaili, Kaeli and Kyli.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Kali.


Kali is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2180 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#37715 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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