Gender: Female Meaning of Kali: "black one" Origin of Kali: Sanskrit Kali's Popularity in 2018: #274

The name Kali is a girl's name of Sanskrit origin meaning "black one". Kali is ranked #274 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Goddess Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

From the experts:

Cute name but be warned: Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction, the fierce side of the goddess Devi.

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Pop Culture References for the name Kali

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beachbear Says:


The only Kali I've ever known pronounced it like Kay-lee.

indiefendi2 Says:


That's what I love about the name Kali, it's cute.... but not to be messed with! 😈

Starelli Says:


I picture a bleach blonde girl with long hair and a surfboard-- maybe because it's so close to Cali? I don't get this picture with Callie or Kallie.

GabsterGirlie Says:


Like Callie!

alyssum Says:


KAA-li, as far as I know.

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


How is this pronounced?