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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cali


CALI

Cali is a typical Catanese, it should be a transcription error of the more common Calì, widespread throughout Sicily, but especially in the Catania and Palermo areas, it should derive from the Greek word kalos (beautiful). additions provided by Sac. Giuseppe Di Bella Calì is a surname of Greek origin shortened of kalìs (kalès-in ancient Greek), which means of beauty: kalòs-nominative masculine, kalì (Kalè gr. Ant.) - famine name, kalòn-nominative neutral; Kaou, Kalis, Kalou-genitive.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/


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