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Pronunciation

kɑli

Origin

English

Meaning

Cali is the contracted version of the name Callista, a derivative of the Greek word for “most beautiful”. Cali is often used as a less common alternative to popular names like Kelly or Keely. It’s also a sort of nickname for the state of California. Cali is sometimes pronounced “Kar-li” when used as a variant of the name Carly.

Rank in the year 2015

Cali was ranked #485 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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