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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Cale

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Cale in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Cale:

  • Records indicate that 6,713 boys in the United States have been named Cale since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2008, when 391 people in the U.S. were given the name Cale. Those people are now 12 years old.

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    Comments about the name Cale

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      22 Positive Comments

  • "My 4 year old grandson is named Cale and I love his name. Sometimes I have to say C not K like the vegetable but that's fine. It is unique, short and strong." May. 8, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Caleb but it always sounded awkward coming out my mouth so I started going with Cale and glad i did." Dec. 1, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Cale is 33 now and he too experienced all the Kel, Kyle, Kale stuff. But he likes his name and it fits him! It's the only name my husband and I could agree on!!" Dec. 7, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "The only boy name that my wife and I agreed on and then 2 weeks later my cousin has a boy called Caleb! We weren?t able to find anything else so we?ve decided to stick with it, it?s still a different name... We?re just a little unsure at this stage whether it will be Cale or Cael. Her side is finnish so we have to be prepared for the way they will pronounce and spell it too! Alan (one L)" Apr. 29, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is cale and I am the only one at my school! I love it and others like it to" Apr. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "We name our son Cale following seeing the Ultimate Fighter Show, and one of the opponents names was Cale Yarbrough (Not the NASCAR racer). We love his name and Im sure he will grow up to love it too, he is turning 2 in Jan 2011. I currently know of no other children called Cale either, so very distinctive." Nov. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i want to name my son kail cuz its a different name and spelling" Nov. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Cale. I am nearly 40 years old. For the first 25 or so years of my life, I almost hated the name for the obvious reasons others with the name will appreciate. However, as I've grown older, I increasingly wear it as a badge of distinction. I still don't like saying my name outloud to people or spelling it, but if I don't, it gets spelled with a K 99% of the time!" Oct. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Just named my new son Cale and I love the name. My name is Cheryl, so it's kind-of like mine!!!" Jan. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name Cale! we are having a baby in March and if it is a boy I would love the name Cale. The main reason is that my son now his name is Alec and I think it would be cool to take the letters of his name and rearrange them to make Cale" Nov. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • " wife and I are huge NASCAR fans and were having trouble coming up with a name for our new baby boy. We picked up a baby name book and there it was..."Cale". I loved it because of Cale Yarbourough, and she liked it because it was different and it was similar to our other son's name...Jace(not too many people named Jace, either). It is a little annoying when people think we named him after a restaurant garnish, but it really fits his personality." Nov. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Cale. I get a lot of, "Caleb?" or "Is that with a K?" I always just say, "His name is Cale, C-A-L-E." :) I knew a Cale in High School and have always loved this name. I love the simplicity of it, and I love that it's different enough that he won't have the same name as every kid in his class, but 'sane' enough for him to feel like a normal person with this name. :)" Oct. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that name Cale and Caleb are really good names!!" May. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cale is what i am planning on naming my son. it is cute and simple. there are a lot of ways to spell it but what name isnt there? i cant wait to have a little cale" May. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "cale is my little brothers name and i really like it...he thinks its a really cool and unique name so im pretty sure he likes it too!! i think cale is such a cool name!!" Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cale is my 18 months old baby's name, we live in OZ and I never had anyone asking me the spelling of his name. I love that name, no other Cale where we live" Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cale is my sons name and I love it. It is not the norm which is what i was going for. I get alot of compliments on his name. I have never met anyone with this name." Dec. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby cousin's name is Cale. It was named after his Uncle Caleb. He is going to be 1 in November and i love his name so much." Oct. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "many people are unsure of the spelling when they hear the name, the majority thinking it begins with a K." Apr. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cale. I'm sure as others have experienced, the name is often mispronounced for reasons which i do not understand :-P (Cal and Kel are pretty common). I've never met anyone else named Cale and am only familiar with the racecar driver Cale Yarborough. I often get "kale" (the vegetable). I do enjoy the fact that not many others have my name though; it makes me feel special in a... vegetable sort of way?" Apr. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my husband and i named our son cale who now is seven years of age.who was named after his grandmother who;S maiden name was cale.and her father was the last cale in the family line /so we just swapped it around and made it his christian name ,which we thought was different and just a nice name ." Mar. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my best friend's name is cale. many people pronounce it cal or kel or ask if its short for caleb.people also joking ask he was named after the rabbit food (kale) him and i both think his name is very unique...he just cant ever find anything with his name on it" Sep. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My son's name is Cayle and he is in the process of changing it he doe not like it one bit. He gets teased alot at school." Oct. 8, 2016: Report as inappropriate

      13 Neutral Comments

  • "It?s my middle name, I?m in my mid 40s. It is a family name and I was named after my grandfather. If you name your kid this, expect them to say to following a lot ?Cale. Like Caleb, without the B? or ?like the food, but with a C?" Aug. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "There is a boy my in my class named Cale. He can be annoying sometimes, but all the girls want to be around him. He's like the most popular." Sep. 19, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cale. I was named after the race car driver. I have only met one other Cale. We are bonded by our name. It's cool to be able to call someone by my name. I have a friends who named their son Cale. They just loved the name. So there are 3. Anytime I have to give my name to someone, I say Cale with a C. 9 out of 10 times they will still spell it with a K." Jan. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son Cale Abram will be 11 in September. It is an old name, Gaelic in origin in honor of my ancestors. Yes, it is a pain to have to introduce Cale and say "with a 'C,' not a 'K'" but the name is unique and suits him well." Sep. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im expecting my little boy in Sept and his name will be Jason Cale. It started out as Jason Cade, to be called Cade, but after seeing Cade on the top 10 ranking for 2010 already I decided against it. I wanted something short and unique. Cale just fit right it. =D" May. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are thinking of using it for our son's name. Interesting to hear some of the comments about it." Jan. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cale,I am 51 yrs of age so probably one of the first in NSW.I had some minor problems through school but nothing terrible.Once people got used to it they actually liked the name very much,in today's society the name is more common and I believe will continue to grow in popularity. Cale Farquharson - Newcastle NSW." Mar. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after Cale Yarbourough. I really don't like my name. No1 seems to say it correctly "Cal..Caley..kyle" you name it. So since I was 16 i've used my middle name Chris." Mar. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Cale. I think it's a great name! I have never met anyone else with that name, only Kaleb. My brother is often called Kaleb. My mother named him after the NASCAR driver Cale Yarbourough, and I think it's fabulous! :)" Nov. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always have say my name twice :( "its, CALE!"" Aug. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My five year old son is named Cale and I love it. Uncommon without being bizzarre and simple to pronounce. Hey, if he has to answer to "Cole" once in a while, well, that's a great name too." Jan. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cale, and I've seen many interesting attempts to spell it, including (but not limited to) Cayle, Kail, Kael, etc. Quite a lot of people misunderstand me and end up calling me Kyle, Cole, or Cal, too." May. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cale. Don't put children through this name, it's too difficult to pronounce for most people, so a child would have to correct people constantly. i think I'm shy because of that. I still remember letting my teachers mispronounce my name for the whole school year because I couldn't stand correcting them everyday." May. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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