[ 1 syll. cal, ca-l ] The baby boy name Cal is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as KaeL †. Cal is used predominantly in the English, Scottish, Latin, and Irish languages, and its origin is Old English, Hebrew, Irish Gaelic, Latin, English, Old French, and Celtic.
Cal is a variant of the name Caldwell (English).
Cal is also a contraction (English) of the name Caleb (English and Hebrew).
Cal is also a variant of the name Callahan (English).
Cal is also a variant of the name Callister (English).
Cal is also a contraction of the name Calum (English and Scottish).
Cal is also a contraction (Latin) of the name Calvert (English).
Cal is also a contraction (English and Latin) of the name Calvin (English and German).
Cal is also a variant (Irish) of the name Cathal (English, Gaelic, and Irish).
Cal is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1906 with 0.008% of baby boys being given the name Cal. Its ranking then was #761. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity, and is currently of infrequent use. In 2016, among the group of boy names directly linked to Cal, Caleb was the most popular. In the past century Cal has predominantly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Cal: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
A famous person named Cal is Cal Ripken, Baseball Player, born Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr., 24 August 1960, Havre de Grace, Maryland.