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What does Cael mean?

Cael Pronunciation of Cael [cael] as a boys' name has its root in English. Cael is an alternate form of Cale (English): modern fashionable-sounding name of uncertain origin.


Cael has 6 variants: Caile, Cayle, Kail, Kaile, Kale and Kayle.

Creative forms:
(male) Caell, Caer, ..

(female) Cacal, Cawen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cael Nicolas (C.N.), ..

How popular is Cael?

Cael is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#141788 out of 150436, Top 94%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cael was first listed in 2001 and reached its peak position of #777 in the U.S. in 2002, and is currently at #1240. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cael name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cael outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Cael (#1240 from current records) are Cale (#1274 from current records) and Kale (#1100). Adoption of these relations of Cael was at its most widespread in 2008 (median #653) and has become significantly diminished since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cael, Cale, Kale in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cael and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cael is pronounced similarly to Cal, Col, Cole, Coll, Colle, Cowal, Coyle, Kael and Kell. Other suggested similar names are Abel, Acel, Adael, Arel, Axel, Buel, Cabe, Cace, Cacey, Cade, Cadel, Cadell, Caden, Caelan, Caeo, Caerd, Caily, Caje, Caley, Cam, Capel, Capell, Capp, Cappel, Card, Carel, Carew, Carl, Carlo, Carr, Carvel, Cary, Caryl, Case, Casey, Cash, Cass, Cato, Cayo, Caz, Che, Chet, Claes, Cleo, Coe, Cree, Dael, Darel, Del, Gael, Harel, Hazel, Jael, Jarel, Joel, Kapel, Karel, Mel, Orel, Pazel, Peel, Rafel, Ravel, Ruel, Yael and Yoel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cael.