What does Cal mean?
Cal [cal] as a name for girls (also used more commonly as boys' name Cal) has its root in 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).
(female) Calo, Clie, ..
(male) Calo, Cava, .. Middle name pairings:
Cal Ester (C.E.), ..
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)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Cal (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Callie (#196 in 2015), Cally, Calli and Calandra. These relations of Cal reached the height of their popularity in 2014 (average #1546) and have remained as common to this day (#1549, ▼9%). Callie has been the most recognizable form. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Cal is alike in pronunciation to Cole, Kahle, Kalle, Kayle, Kyall, Kyel and Kyle. Other recommended names are Cai, Cala, Cali▲, Cam, Cas, Cat, Cay, Gal, Lal, Mal, Sal, Tal and Val. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cal.See names in meaning and etymology.