What does Cal mean?
Cal /cal/ [1 syll.] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Cal). Cal's root is Greek, and the meaning of Cal is "lovely one; beautiful flower". Cal is a variant form of Calandra (Greek): from "kalos andros". Cal is also a variant of Calantha (Greek).
How popular is Cal?
Cal is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#41793 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)
The only popular alternative form of Cal (unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 is Callie (#186 in 2014). This girl name reached the height of its popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.854%) and is now significantly less popular (usage 0.814%, ▼4.7%). Callie (#186) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list, with this name having a rebound in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cal and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Cal is alike in pronunciation to Cole. Other recommended similar baby names are Caela, Cai, Caila, Cala, Calee, Caley, Cali▲, Calie, Calla, Cam, Cas, Cat, Cay, Cayla▼, Ceil, Cela, Cele, Chel, Cile, Cili, Clo, Coel, Gal, Lal, Mal, Sal, Tal and Val. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cal.