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.
(male) Kalet, Koale, ..
(female) Kaleka, Kame, ..
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. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Kale for boys. Kale entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #504 in the U.S. in 2008, and is at #1100 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Kale and affiliated names. Cael (#1240 last year), Cale (#1274), Carl (#600), Karl (#1082), Karlos and Karol are the prominent variation forms of Kale (#1100 last year). Other variants, like Kayle, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Kale was at its most widespread a century ago (average #1458) and is now much diminished (#1328, ▼93%), with forms like Karl becoming less fashionable.
Kale is pronounced similarly to Cal, Col, Cole, Coll, Colle, Coyle, Kael, Kell, Kelle, Kile and Kyle▼. Other recommended names are Bale, Beale, Cable, Dale▼, Dalle, Dayle, Earle▼, Fadle, Gaile, Gale▼, Hale, Halle, Hayle, Kacey, Kade▲, Kaden, Kagen, Kahn, Kai▲, Kain, Kalan, Kaleb▲, Kalen, Kaley, Kalil, Kalin, Kam, Kana, Kane▲, Kano, Kari, Kasee, Kasey▼, Kasie, Kato, Kay▼, Kayde, Kaye, Kayleb, Kayley, Kayne, Kealey, Kealy, Keane, Keye, Khaled, Kiley, Kobe▼, Kwame▼, Kylen▲, Kyler▲, Ladle, Lale, Lyle▼, Nagle, Neale, Nile, Olle, Pavle, Vale, Wole, Yale, Zale and Zayle. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kale.See names in meaning and etymology.