What does Cal mean?
Cal [cal] as a name for girls (also used more commonly 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).
(female) Cial, Cil, ..
(male) Callo, Calo, ..
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)
Popular alternative forms of Cal (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Callie (#186 in 2014), Cally, Calli and Calandra. These relations of Cal are at the height of their popularity today (average #1546). Callie has been the most recognizable form. Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of the girl name Cal and corresponding names. (2014 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.