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Cale /cale/ as a boys' name is pronounced kayl. It is of English origin. Modern fashionable-sounding name of uncertain origin. Possibly a surname, or a variant of Caleb. In Irish Gaelic it means "thin, slender". Race driver Cale Yarborough.


Cale has 7 variants: Cael, Caile, Cayle, Kail, Kaile, Kale and Kayle.

Cale has 4 more alternative forms via Caleb: Cal, Cayleb, Kaleb and Kayleb.

Kreatif forms: Caeole, Calele, Cashle. [more]

pinHow popular is Cale?

Cale is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#9387 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Cale for boys. Cale was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #624 in the U.S. in 2008, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cale name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Cale and associated names. Caleb (#35 last year), Kaleb (#147), Kale (#972), Cal and Cael are the popular related forms of Cale rated in the Top 1000. These relations of Cale were popular as baby names a decade ago (adoption of 0.48%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.31%, 36% less), with versions such as Kale falling out of style. Caleb and Kaleb are two of the more chic baby names in this list, with Caleb having a revival in popularity.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cale, Cael, Cal, Caleb, Kale, Kaleb in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caleb, Kaleb outside U.S.

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Cale is alike in pronunciation to Col, Cole, Coll, Colle, Cowal, Coyle, Kael, Kell, Kelle, Kile and Kyle. Other suggested similar baby names are Bale, Beale, Cabe, Cable, Cace, Cade, Cadel, Caden, Caelen, Caide, Cailey, Caily, Cain, Caine, Caio, Caje, Calan, Calder, Caley, Cap, Card, Carew, Carley, Carly, Carr, Cary, Case, Cato, Caz, Chace, Chane, Chase, Che, Clare, Clem, Cleo, Colet, Coley, Crane, Cree, Daile, Dale, Dalle, Dayle, Eagle, Earle, Gable, Gaile, Gale, Gayle, Hale, Halle, Hayle, Karle, Lale, Lyle, Nagle, Nile, Pavle, Peale, Sable, Vale, Yale and Zale. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cale.