Gender: Feminine
Origin: Indian काली
Meaning: “black; time.”

The name comes from the Sanskrit काली (Kālī), which means “black” and is also associated with the  Sanskrit word काल (Kāla) denoting a fixed point in time.

In Hinduism, the name is borne by the goddess and destructive consort of Shiva. She is usually depicted with dark blue skin, four arms and holding a severed head.

Currently, Kali ranked in as the 535th most popular female name in the United States, (2010).


  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/kali