Cali meaning

: Cup, Fairest, Beautiful, Lovely

Cali Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \c(a)-li\
Number of People 👶 19,000
Rate in 2021 582
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 Latin
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Cali Name Meaning

Cali, like Callie, has uncertain origins but is often believed to have developed as a nickname for Callista. Callista in turn has two possible origins, one Greek and one Latin. The Greek word “Kallista” means 'more beautiful, more beautiful'. Another source suggests that Callista comes from the Latin masculine name Calixto - from the Latin word “calix”, meaning 'cup' (specifically the cup used for wine during the Christian sacrament). The Greek "Kallista" is most likely associated with the beautiful virginal nymph Callisto who followed Artemis, the goddess of the hunt and the daughter of the king of the gods Zeus. Zeus became enthralled with the beautiful Callisto and disguised himself to trick her into embracing her, and she bore him a son by her Arcas. Artemis was so angry at her father's indiscretion that she shot Callisto with her silver arrow to avenge her mother Hera. Zeus took pity on the nymph and her child, so he turned them into bears and put them up in the sky as stars (known as the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor which translates to bigger bear and smaller bear in Latin).


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While Callie has been around as a female given name in the United States since the 19th century, the more informal Cali only first appeared on the naming charts in 1997. Since its debut, Cali has risen to very low to moderate levels of usage. moderate. This is a name for minimalist, casual parents. The name is cute, but it's certainly not ornate or frilly. It's just...very basic. There are a couple of things to consider when choosing a name like Cali. Firstly, there can be some pronunciation confusion (is it KAL-ee or KAY-lee?) and secondly, there are a lot of mutated spellings like Kali, Kallie, Callie, Caleigh, Calleigh and Kaliegh. It's a head scratcher and something that her daughter is going to go through confirmation life. Cali and Callie are pronounced pretty clearly KAL-EE (um, we think), but it's hard to know for sure amid all the made-up names out there. If you want to avoid confusion for her daughter or give her more options in the future, you might want to consider Callista (or even Callisto) and the nickname of Cali for her. Although it occurred to us that some parents are using this name as a short form of "California," it is often referred to colloquially as Cali.

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01/14/2024 00:00:00

I have a daughter named Cali Elise. My amazing husband thought of it. It is pronounced like a shortened version of California. People pronounce it wrong often...its not kaylee...or kylie...We know of people with names that are pronounced like he's but the'spelling is different. Her one friend spells he's Kallie and pronounces it the'same as my daughter.

01/10/2024 00:29:38

My 2 year old daughter's name is Cali James. I always get TONS of compliments on her name & no one has ever pronounced it wrong. I love it & hopefully, as she gets older, she does too!!

10/11/2023 09:42:58

My name is Cali, and I agree no end of people misprounounce it! It's pronounced kah'lee, and It's not Kayley, or Kelly, or Carly, or Kylie or anything else like that. I like being the only Cali I know, however a girl I know called Danielle calls he'self Cali which annoys the hell out of me :/

09/12/2023 13:01:12

I am giving my daughter this name.We love it Cali Rose!

09/04/2023 16:55:52

We are looking for a boy's name that Isn't usual that'starts with "s" to go with our Ceara and Savanna - I think Sumner is awesome for that reason and if we have a boy I beli've this will be his name!

08/09/2023 12:18:10

I have been in love with this name'since I was 2. I want this to be my babies name but I can't think of a good middle name to go with it. :(

08/07/2023 11:48:40

My daughter's name is Cali. We chose it for a few reasons. It is in both the Irish (short for Calista) and Dutch names (Kali), as well we conceived our child during our honeymoon to disneyland CALIfornia.

07/24/2023 01:01:20

My daughter was born in 2021 and we named her Cali Jayne. Everyone says it is a great name!!! It fits her perfect she has blonde hair and blue eyes. Perfect name for her wouldn't change it!!!

07/07/2023 21:58:14

I named my Daughter Cali because I read that it meant beautiful in Greek and my other Daughter who had died was called Bella which means beautiful in Italian. I only know one other Cali but it is spelt Callie, I love the name and hope it does not get too popular as my Sons name is Kai and that is now really popular which makes me mad! lol.

06/20/2023 10:35:28

My full name is CalI'marie Hurst and i dont know anyone else with the name. its awesome having the name but people cant say it right or even spell it right the teache's always said it wrong and spelling it worng so i would always change the'spelling mistakes for them from 'Cally' to 'Cali'. Also becus my name is very unpopular people know me and i cant hide myself in a crowd then people shout my name and its hard trying to blend in but i do love my name very unusual :D i love it (:

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01/05/2023 16:30:40

My name is Cali.. Although I have met other Callies before, never have I heard of someone spelling it the way I do, until now. I work on the phone for a living, so I am constantly finding myself saying, "It's C-A-L-I, like California," and most of the time I'm complimented. i've always thought the name was both pretty and unique.

12/24/2022 12:40:46

Just though of the name today. I'm from California and miss It'so much. (live in cold Germany, bleh) Right now we are thinking of baby names, and Cali for me would be perfect. She'll always be my California sunshine!

11/16/2022 03:37:54

Cali is my name and it is totally Awesome. Recently though a lot of babies and little girls have been named that'so I am a little ugh about that'since not a lot of people had it before. It's pronounced wrong a lot, too. It's not Kaylee people! :D

09/07/2022 00:14:10

Our daughter's name is Cali Elise (I see there is another with that name combo!). We came across the name in a baby book, but finally chose it when a friend sent me a "congrats You're pregnant" card and on her return address we saw that'she lived on Cali Dr. It is rare that'someone mispronounces her name. She has always been'the only Cali around, but now at her new school there are 2 other Cali's (but not the'same spelling). She loves her name, and that we can buy t-shirts with "her name" on them (when'they actually refer to California)!

08/04/2022 09:27:18

Our baby is due this summer and we're thinking about the name Calli or maybe even spelling it Caleigh. We think It's adorable and I love both the Greek meaning beautiful and the'story about the fight with Zeus that'sent Cali to the'stars. It's a darling girl's name!

07/07/2022 11:40:30

My daughter's name is CalI'michelle. Everyone always asks me if It's pronounced "Kaylee" or if It's short for something. I tell them the best way to remember it is to think of California. People always say "Cali" for California.

07/02/2022 07:14:06

I'm dubbling a charachter from the tv serie "auto B good", named Cali

04/18/2022 11:05:24

My boyfriend likes the name Cali because it means beautiful and also becuz he's from Cali. Compton, California to be exact. I'm not sure wat middle names wud go tho but the name is cute.

04/12/2022 22:24:54

I am Cali and my mother named me after a character from the TV show Blakes 7. I love my name and that It's different, I like that there are only a relative few of us but It's not a weird name ;) my sister is called Storme, my parents were a little out there we are in our 30's now

03/15/2022 06:20:06

My name is Calli but i spell it with 2 L's and its short for Callista-anne. I like having a name that is unique, but No One can EVER pronounce it right. I remember in school when we'd start off a new year and the teache's were just getting to know names, i'd always get called something completely different, and it was so annoying. And when i'd tell them to call me Calli they'd say, "oh ok, Calli-anne" at that point i just gave up. I haven't officially gotten'to know anyone with the'same name, but i've heard 2 people with the'same name, but no one else spells it the way i do, with 2 L's..strange

01/16/2022 04:47:24

My Daughter that was born in 2021 is named Cali!! My fiance and I chose this name because we think It'sounds very girly and cute. I never hear the name Cali EVER! and i love that because my name is jessica and alot of people have my name and i hate that!! i wanted her to have a name that'she wont hear anoter girl with at school! It gets annoying sometimes when someone asks me what her name is and i tell them "cali" and they are like kelly❤️ ugh !! or i get kaylee, or kylee and im like NO CA-L-I!!! hahaha

01/07/2022 04:51:00

hey, my name is cali! not many have the name, but i've noticed that everybody I'meet tells me that i have the best name ever. i think its the way my parents spelled it, because alot of people ask what its short for. i have a friend that'started calling me callylina, which i htink is cute, so when people ask my "real" name'sometimes i say callylina, sometimes cali

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Cali?
The origin of the name Cali is Latin.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Cali?
Cup, Fairest, Beautiful, Lovely
*️⃣ How many people are named Cali?
Almost 19000 people are named Cali.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Cali?
The names of Camila, Kamila, Camilla, Camille, Kamilah