Kali Name Meaning & Origin

Kali

Pronunciation: KAH-lee (key)

Origin of the name Kali:

Derived from the Sanskrit kālī (the black one). The name is borne by the wife of Shiva in her fierce form, Ma Kali (Black Mother). She dances the cosmic dance, which unfolds on the plane of the human soul, and is responsible for destroying those aspects of one's character that stand in the way of finding one's true identity.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Kals, Lee, Kalifornia, Kalipso, KK, Kal

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Kali Rocha, actress

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In the movie Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, they are worshiping and sacrificing to the Goddess Kali, and chanting her name.

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