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What does Cable mean?

Cable Pronunciation of Cable as a boys' name is pronounced KAY-bel. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Cable is "rope-maker". An English surname. A cable is generally a very thick rope, a chain or the insulated wire that transmits electric messages.


ASSOCIATED WITH maker (occupational), surname


VARIANTS Cabe, Cabell

(male) Caible, ..

(female) Cablem, ..

Cable Dov (C.D.), ..

How popular is Cable?

Cable is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#3430 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Cable has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cable name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cable outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Able, Bale, Cabot, Cace, Cadbee, Cadbie (see Cadby), Cade, Cael, Caelen, Caide, Caile, Cailey, Caily, Caine, Caje, Cal, Cale, Caleb, Caley, Canbie, Carl, Carley, Carlo, Carly, Carne, Case, Cayce, Cayle, Cayleb, Cobe, Cobie, Cole, Colle, Coyle, Daile, Dale, Dalle, Dayle, Eagle, Earle, Fadle, Gable, Gaile, Gale, Gamble, Gayle, Hale, Halle, Hayle, Kaile, Kale, Karle, Kayle, Ladle, Lale, Nagle, Noble, Pavle, Sable, Vaile, Vale, Yale, Zale and Zayle. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cable.

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