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Boy Names Starting with Cal-

Cal- baby names and what they mean, with 18 results. Cal- names are used more often as feminine names. These boy names were at the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (USAGE OF 0.7%) and are almost as common today (USAGE 0.62%, 12.3% LESS), but with names such as Cale becoming less in vogue. Callan (#588), Callum (#557) and Calum (#1014) are three of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this list, while Callais (TOP 17%) and Callahan (1%) are popular Cal- last names. Here is the list of Cal- names for girls.

Cal- names

Cal - Calvin


Derivative of Hebrew. "Devotion." Unisex name. Cal soared in popularity in the 1880s and is almost as popular now.

Var. of Cathal. Derivative of Irish, Gaelic, Celtic elements. "Battle rule." Can is also a moderately common boys' name.

Caley1, Calan
Var. of Caelan. Source fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Slender." Common as surnames. Compare Caley (TOP 11%) with popular -ley surnames Caulley (TOP 45%), Champley (99%).


Origin fr. Celtic, Old English words. "Stream." Calder is a rarely used male name, registering frequently (TOP 4%) as a last name. See also Colter.


Derivative of Old English language. "Cold well." A somewhat untypical boys' name, Caldwell is found more often as a surname.


Based on English element. Modern fashionable sounding name of uncertain .. Used somewhat frequently as a boys' name, Cale is comparable to the familiar Cleo. See also Gale.


Form of Kaleb. Origin fr. Hebrew. "Dog; tenacious and aggressive." Caleb is a Top 2000 baby name. See also Cayleb.

Caleb and variants

Caleb2, var. Cale2, Cal3
Derived fr. Hebrew language. "Faith, devotion, whole hearted." Caleb, Cal, etc. became less popular in 2018, dropping -49 rankings as children's names with Cal leading the fall.

Root fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Slender." Rather quaint as a birth name, Caley exists more frequently as a last name. Cross-gender use.

Calhoun and variants

Calhoun, var. Callhoun
Derivative of Irish, Gaelic language. "The narrow woods." Calhoun is familiar as a boys' name compared to Callhoun.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cal- names: Cal, Calder, Caldwell, Cale, Caleb

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cal- names: Calhoun, Callan, Callum, Calum, Calvert, Calvin


Derived fr. Gaelic, Scottish words. "Battle; rock." Gender-neutral name. Callan became more popular in 2018, gaining +96 positions as a boys' name to reach #588.

Callis, var. Callyx, Callys, Callice
Based on Latin element. "Chalice, goblet." Not Top 2000 names.


Form of Colum. Stems fr. Irish, Gaelic. Short form of Latin Columba see .. Callum is a unique male name, occurring commonly (TOP 27%) as a last name. See also Callan.

Calogero, var. Calogeros
Derived fr. Italian language. "Fair old age." Calogero and Calogeros are not Top 2000 names.

Calum and variants

Calum, var. Callum2
Stems fr. Scottish, Gaelic, Latin languages. "Dove." Popular as baby names, Calum and Callum are similar to the common Callan.

Calumet, var. Callumet
Based on French, Latin languages. "Straw, little reed." Calumet and Callumet are unusual as boys' names.

Calvert and variants

Calvert, var. Calbert
Derivative of Old English. "Cowherd, cowboy." Calbert (TOP 17%) and Calvert (1%) are found commonly as last names.

Calvin and variants

Calvin, var. Calvino, Cal4
Root fr. French word. "Little bald one." Adoption of Calvin and variants as children's names in 2018 was 91.1% more than 10 years ago.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Cal- names for boys.

1. Cal - Calvin
Cal, Cathal [Cal], Caelan [Caley, Calan], Calder, Caldwell, Cale, Kaleb [Caleb], Caleb [Cal, Cale], Caley, Calhoun [Callhoun], Callan, Callis [Callyx, Callys, Callice], Colum [Callum], Calogero [Calogeros], Calum [Callum], Calumet [Callumet], Calvert [Calbert], Calvin [Cal, Calvino]

Usage comparison for Cal- names