Cali

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Cali mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Cali

"Cali" is a name of American origin, and it means "Beautiful". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ca"li
The tenth avatar or incarnation of the god Vishnu.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. City in southwestern Colombia in a rich agricultural area
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    Cali was also found in the following language(s): Somali and Spanish

    Notable Persons Named Cali

    Cali Timmins is an actress. She was most prominent from 1980 to 2000. Cali was given the name Carolyn Timmins on April 27th, 1963 in Montreal.

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    Cali was born in 1969. Cali is also known as Mike DeWitt.

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    Cali is a pop rock musician. Cali was given the name Bruno Caliciuri on June 28th, 1968 in Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France.

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    Ali Abdi Feiruz was a music of somalia musician. He plays Oud, guitar, violin, and accordion. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 1990. Ali was given the name Cali Fayruus in 1931 in Djibouti. He died in 1994.

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    Ali Jimale Ahmed is a list of essayists, poet, scholarly method, and writer. Ali was given the name Cali Jimaale Axmed .

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    Cali was born on March 29th, 1953. He breathed his last breath on May 1st, 2012.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Cali

    Frank Cali is a boss of the gambino crime family and gambino crime family. Frank is also known as Franky Boy".

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    Vincenza was born on October 15th, 1983 in Palermo.

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    Joseph Cali is an actor. He was most prominent from 1977 to present. Joseph was born on March 30th, 1950 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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    His military service ended in 1945. Prek was born in 1872 in Vermosh. Prek is also known as Prëk Cali. He breathed his last breath in 1945.

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    Cali is a pop rock musician. Cali was given the name Bruno Caliciuri on June 28th, 1968 in Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France.

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    Jua Cali is a genge rapper, record producer, and rapping. He plays Vocals, Keyboard, Sampler, Hip hop music, and Sampler (musical instrument). He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Jua was given the name Paul Julius Nunda on September 12th, 1979 in Nairobi, Kenya. Jua is also known as PAUL NUNDA.

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    How popular is the baby name Cali in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1959 6 6 0
    1962 5 5 0
    1963 11 11 0
    1965 5 5 0
    1966 6 6 0
    1967 6 6 0
    1969 8 8 0
    1970 7 7 0
    1971 7 7 0
    1972 9 9 0
    1973 17 17 0
    1974 16 16 0
    1975 21 21 0
    1976 22 22 0
    1977 23 23 0
    1978 30 30 0
    1979 23 17 6
    1980 29 29 0
    1981 22 22 0
    1982 43 43 0
    1983 47 47 0
    1984 46 46 0
    1985 128 128 0
    1986 96 96 0
    1987 96 96 0
    1988 76 76 0
    1989 132 132 0
    1990 148 148 0
    1991 122 122 0
    1992 128 128 0
    1993 128 128 0
    1994 111 111 0
    1995 141 141 0
    1996 171 171 0
    1997 201 201 0
    1998 235 235 0
    1999 266 266 0
    2000 277 277 0
    2001 257 257 0
    2002 284 284 0
    2003 317 317 0
    2004 346 346 0
    2005 450 450 0
    2006 491 481 10
    2007 663 663 0
    2008 739 739 0
    2009 737 730 7
    2010 764 756 8
    2011 824 812 12
    2012 953 945 8
    2013 1,141 1,129 12
    2014 1,684 1,660 24
    2015 1,462 1,432 30
    2016 1,228 1,196 32
    2017 1,147 1,122 25

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Cali U.S.
      White 83.34% 64.26%
      African American 2.09% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.02% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 11.32% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Cali

    People with the last name Cali are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Cali

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    • How Popular is the name Cali? Cali is the 1,881st most popular name of all time. As a last name Cali was the 11,185th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Cali have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,352 babies born with the first name Cali in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cali to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cali? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Cali first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cali is Monday, September 12th, 1892.
    • What year had the most people named Cali born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cali was in 2014 with a total of 1,660 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cali!
    • Random Cali Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cali ranks 89th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 31 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2014.
    • Weird things about the name Cali: Your name in reverse order is Ilac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cial. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Cali? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,827 people with the last name Cali.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cali? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cali as their last name since less than 1 person in 104k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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