[ 1 syll. ca-le, cal-e ] The baby boy name Cale is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is Key-L †. Cale is an English name of Irish Gaelic, Hebrew, and Germanic origin. From Irish Gaelic roots, its meaning is thin, slender.
In addition, Cale is a contraction (English) of the name Caleb (English and Hebrew).
Cale is also a variant of the name Charles (English and French).
Cale is a widely used name; it has 24 variants. Variants include Cael, Caelan, Caele, Caell, Caelon, Cail, Cailan, Caile, Caill, Calen, Calin, Callan, Calle, Callon, Calyn, Cayl, Caylan, Cayle, Cayll, Kail, Kale, Kalen, Kalin, and Kayle.
Cale is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 2008, 0.018% of baby boys were given the name Cale. Its ranking then was #623. The baby name has since experienced a marked fall in popularity, and is currently of very light use. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Cale, Caleb was the most frequently used in 2018. Cale has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Cale: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"