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Kali

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23k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kali

"Kali" is a name of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "A maiden, a bud". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ka"li
The last and worst of the four ages of the world; -- considered to have begun B. C. 3102, and to last 432,000 years.

Etymology: Skr. kali

noun ‖Ka"li
The black, destroying goddess; -- called also Doorga Anna Purna.

Etymology: Skr. kālī

noun Ka"li
The glasswort (Salsola Kali).

Etymology: Ar. qali. See Alkali

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Wife of Siva and malevolent form of Devi
  2. Bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
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  1. (Hinduism) A goddess in Hinduism, one of the most significant figures within that religion.
  2. (Hinduism) A male demon, lord of Kali Yuga and the nemesis of Kalki, tenth Avatar of Vishnu.
  3. A female given name used in India.

Kali was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, German, Greenlandic, Portuguese, and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons Named Kali

Kali Uchis is a soul music, indie pop, rhythm, blues, doo-wop, indie rock, and hip hop musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Kali was born on July 17th, 1993 in Pereira, Colombia.

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Kali Hawk is an actress, comedian, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Kali was born on October 4th, 1986.

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Kali Rocha is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Kali was given the name Kali Michele Rocha in 1971.

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Kali Meehan is a boxer. Kali was born on March 9th, 1970 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Kali Troy is a voice actress. She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Kali was given the name Kali Bianca Troy on March 7th, 1971 in Washington, D.C. Kali is also known as Kittie.

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Kali Banerjee was an actor. He was most active from 1940 to 1993. Kali was born on November 20th, 1921 in Kolkata. He died on July 5th, 1993.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kali

Bentong Kali was a gangster, drug-trafficking, criminal, racketeer, boss of indian triad 'gang 04 jalan klang lama', illegal drug trade, and racket (crime). Bentong was born on January 22nd, 1961 in Bentong. He died on June 29th, 1993.

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Nexhat Kali is a Chairman of the Assembly and Chairman of the Assembly of Kosovo. Nexhat was born on June 26th, 1944 in Veliki Trnovac.

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He died on August 27th, 2000.

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Anouar Kali is a soccer player for the Willem II, AFC Ajax, USV Elinkwijk, FC Utrecht, Roda JC Kerkrade, Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club, Willem II (football club), and Morocco national under-23 football team. Anouar was born on June 3rd, 1991 in Utrecht.

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Cyril Kali is a soccer player for the Veria F.C., AJ Auxerre, Lille OSC, Lillestrøm SK, Asteras Tripoli F.C., Panserraikos F.C., AE Larissa FC, and Panetolikos F.C. Cyril was born on January 21st, 1984 in Besançon, France.

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Kali is a soccer player for the C.D. Primeiro de Agosto (football), F.C. Barreirense, C.D. Santa Clara, FC Sion, AC Arles-Avignon, and Angola national football team. Kali was born on October 11th, 1978 in Luanda.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 6 6 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 8 8 0
1960 7 7 0
1961 5 5 0
1962 7 7 0
1963 6 6 0
1964 10 10 0
1965 6 6 0
1966 9 9 0
1967 12 12 0
1968 9 9 0
1969 16 16 0
1970 36 30 6
1971 71 61 10
1972 59 47 12
1973 45 34 11
1974 85 65 20
1975 74 62 12
1976 59 45 14
1977 74 61 13
1978 83 68 15
1979 72 53 19
1980 103 91 12
1981 141 129 12
1982 166 166 0
1983 213 206 7
1984 311 306 5
1985 338 329 9
1986 367 359 8
1987 357 346 11
1988 355 348 7
1989 472 472 0
1990 564 558 6
1991 572 560 12
1992 639 630 9
1993 610 595 15
1994 668 650 18
1995 763 756 7
1996 861 850 11
1997 813 800 13
1998 694 686 8
1999 775 763 12
2000 678 660 18
2001 611 592 19
2002 508 495 13
2003 512 494 18
2004 545 527 18
2005 561 553 8
2006 560 549 11
2007 681 667 14
2008 630 618 12
2009 616 602 14
2010 559 544 15
2011 606 599 7
2012 764 748 16
2013 890 869 21
2014 1,275 1,252 23
2015 1,213 1,183 30
2016 1,112 1,078 34

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kali U.S.
  White 43.21% 64.26%
  African American 11.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 28.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 12.54% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kali

People with the last name Kali are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Kali

  • How Popular is the name Kali? Kali is the 1,562nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kali was the 68,547th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kali have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,869 babies born with the first name Kali in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kali to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kali? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kali first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kali is Friday, March 10th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Kali born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kali was in 2014 with a total of 1,252 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kali!
  • Random Kali Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kali ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 47 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Kali: Your name in reverse order is Ilak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laki. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kali? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 287 people with the last name Kali.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kali? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kali as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m 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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