US Popularity:887
Meaning:cup; fairest; beautiful; lovely
Cali is a gender-neutral name with Latin origins meaning “cup,” “fairest,” “beautiful,” or “lovely.” This name is often used as a short form of Calista but has since become a name in its own right. When parents give their daughter the first name Cali, they’re probably not thinking about California. They might just be looking for a cute, short name that stands out in a roomful of Emmas and Olivias. Since it’s an invented 20th-century name, Cali has no confirmed history. If you’re looking for something short, sweet, and cute, Cali is an excellent choice.

Cali Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Cali is currently #906 on The Bump
Boy:Cali is currently #496 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Cali is currently #670 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Cali is currently #887 in U.S. births
Boy:Cali is currently #4109 in U.S. births
Girl:Cali is currently #447 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 72
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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