What does Kale mean?
Kale /kale/ [1 syll.] as a name for boys is of English and Old German origin, and Kale means "free man". Kale is an alternate spelling of Cale (English): modern fashionable-sounding name of uncertain origin. Kale is also a variant of Karl (Old German): German variation of Charles.
How popular is Kale?
Kale is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#9641 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Kale for boys. Kale entered the list in 1998 and reached its highest position of #504 in the U.S. in 2008, and is at #972 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Kale and affiliated names. Cael, Cale, Carl (#613 last year), Karl and Karson (#330) are the prominent variation forms of Kale (#972 last year). Variants like Karlton are seldom used. Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread in the year 2009 (usage of 0.3438%) and is now much less (usage 0.1808%, ▼47.4%), with the forms Cael, Cale, Carl, Kale and Karl falling out of fashion. Karson (#330) is the most chic birth name here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Kale▼ is pronounced similarly to Cal▼, Cole▲, Kael, Kell, Kelle, Kile and Kyle▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Bale, Dale▼, Gale▼, Hale, Kade▲, Kaleb▲, Kalen, Kaley, Kane▲, Kaye, Kayley, Kealey, Kealy, Kiley, Lale, Vale, Yale and Zale. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kale.