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What does Kail mean?

Kail Pronunciation of Kail [kail] as a name for boys is of English derivation. Kail is an alternate spelling of Cale (English): modern fashionable-sounding name of uncertain origin.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Katil, Keeil, ..

(female) Kailla, Kailly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kail Karim (K.K.), ..

How popular is Kail?

Kail is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#16914 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Cael (#1240 in recent rankings), Cale (#1274) and Kale (#1100) are the popular variation forms of Kail (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Caile, are uncommon. These relations of Kail were popular in the year 2008 (usage of 0.1%) and have become much less common since. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Kail is alike in pronunciation to Cal, Col, Coll, Kael, Kell, Kelle, Kile and Kyle. Other recommended names are Amil, Axil, Bail, Basil, Bazil, Danil, Egil, Emil, Fadil, Gail, Galil, Gil, Hamil, Jamil, Kacy, Kade, Kadin, Kadir, Kahil, Kahn, Kai, Kaimi, Kain, Kaine, Kaird, Kairn, Kaj, Kalil, Kam, Kamal, Kamil, Kane, Kaniel, Kano, Kapel, Kari, Karim, Karl, Karle, Karli, Karlo, Karol, Karr, Kasi, Kasie, Kasim, Kato, Kay, Kaye, Kaz, Keir, Ketil, Khalil, Kim, Kip, Kiril, Kit, Kraig, Kris, Kyril, Nabil, Neil, Phil, Sahil, Sail, Vail and Wil. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kail.