Kali - girls name

Kali name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 80%

Kali name meaning:

The name Kali is of Hindu origin and holds great significance in Indian mythology. Derived from the Sanskrit word "kālī," it translates to "the black one" or "beyond time." In Hinduism, Kali is a fierce and powerful goddess who represents empowerment, transformation, and destruction of evil forces. Her name evokes strength, intensity, and a sense of fearlessness.

Kali is often depicted with multiple arms, wielding weapons, and wearing a necklace of severed heads. While this imagery may seem intimidating, it symbolizes her ability to protect and maintain balance in the universe by defeating and annihilating negativity. Through her name, Kali inspires individuals to embrace their own inner strength and stand up against injustice.

For parents who choose the name Kali for their daughter, it may represent their hope that she embodies the qualities associated with the goddess. These qualities include courage, independence, and the ability to overcome obstacles. Additionally, the name Kali can serve as a reminder that every individual has the power to effect positive change in the world, no matter their gender.

Origin: Sanskrit

Energy, dark Goddess.

Related names

Kali , Kaleela, Kaleem , Kaleema

Other girls names beginning with K


Overall UK ranking: 1128 out of 5581

30 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (245)

Historical popularity of Kali

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