Name: Kali

Origin and Meaning of the Name Kali

  • Pronunciation:
    (KAH lee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Kali)
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    African, English, Hindi and Swahili speaking countries
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    Kali is the Hindu triple goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction
    Kali (spelled with a "long" a in Sanskrit) is a feminine form of the word "kala," meaning "time". It also means "black". It is a name of the Godess Durga.
    Spelled with a short vowel 'a' it means "terrible" and is unrelated to the goddess.

    Kali is a Polynesian name as well, meaning wooden pillow in Tongan.

    In the Senufo language of CŰte d'Ivoire, Kali is a feminine name meaning "lively" or "energetic."

    Kali is also a pet form for various names.

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