What does Kale mean?
Kale /kale/ 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 2 years ago), Karl and Karson (#330) are the prominent variation forms of Kale (#972 2 years ago). Other variants, like Karlton, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Kale was at its most widespread in the year 2009 (average #656) and is somewhat less today (#819, ▼47.4%), with the forms Cael, Cale, Carl, Kale and Karl falling out of fashion. Carl is more familiar than the rest, though Karson is now the most fashionable. (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.