What does Kale mean?
Kale \k(a)-le\ as a name for boys is of English and Old German origin, and Kale means "free man". Kale is a variation of Cale (English): modern fashionable-sounding name of uncertain origin. Kale is also a variant of Karl (Old German): German form of Charles.
Kale is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15466 out of 88799, Top 17%). (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). Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread in the year 2009 and is now much less, 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.