What does Cale mean?
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.
How 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)
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.
Thinking of names?
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.