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What does Kale mean?

Kale Pronunciation of 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 respelling of Charles.



VARIANTS Kayle, Kaile, Kail, Cayle, Caile, Cael

RELATED FORMS VIA CALE, KARL Carl, Karel, Karlan, Karle, Karlens, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karol, Karoly, Karrel



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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)

Kale entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #504 in the U.S. in 2008, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Cael (#1978 LAST YEAR), Cale, Carl (#700), Karl (#1288), Karlos and Karol are the prominent variation forms of Kale. 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 (#1709, 96%), with forms like Carl becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kale, Cael, Cale, Carl, Karl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karlos, Karol in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carl, Karl outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kale is pronounced similarly to Cal, Col, Cole, Coll, Colle, Coyle, Kael, Kell, Kelle, Kile and Kyle. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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