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) Keele, 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 #972 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Kale and affiliated names. Cael (#1102 last year), Cale (#1095), Carl (#613), Karl (#1160), Karlos and Karol are the prominent variation forms of Kale (#972 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 (#1277, ▼92%), 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.