Meaning and name origin
Cale \c(a)-le\ as a boy's 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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11583 out of 88799, Top 13%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cale for boys. Cale reached its highest rank of #624 in the U.S. in 2008. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cale and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Caleb (#35), Kale (#972), Cale and Cael. (2014 statistics).
Cale▼ is also pronounced similarly to Cal▼, Col, Cole▲, Coll, Colle, Coyle, Kile and Kyle▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Bale, Cabe, Cable, Cace, Cade▲, Cailey, Caily, Caje, Caley, Case▲, Cleo▼, Coley, Dale▼, Gale▼, Hale, Lale, Vale, Yale and Zale. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cale.