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The baby name Cael is an old-fashioned Irish name that you don't hear much anymore, but over the last couple of decades, it's seen an increase in popularity. That could be due to its similarity to the popular names Kale and Cale. Or it could be attributed to the rise in popularity of Irish and Gaelic monikers. Either way, Cael pairs well with a variety of middle names or makes for a great middle name itself.

Meaning of the name Cael:

Irish: Slender, thin

Origin of the name Cael:

Cael is an old Irish name that is derived from the Irish-Gaelic word “caol,” which means “slender” or “thin.” Cael was also a character from Irish mythology.

Symbolism of the name Cael:

New parents may see Cael as a symbol of their Irish heritage or passion for the Irish culture or travel to Ireland. Because of its meaning, they may choose it for the new son if he is small or slender. In Irish mythology, Cael was a warrior, so parents may find some symbolism there.

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Gender of the name Cael:

Cael is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Cael:


Number of syllables in the name Cael:


Emotion evoked from the name Cael:

The baby name Cael evokes images of someone who is stoic and intelligent.

Alternative spellings for the name Cael:

Nicknames for the name Cael:


Popularity of the name Cael:

According to the Social Security Administration, the Cael was a top 1,000 baby name for boys between 2002 and 2012. It last ranked at 955 in 2012.

Related names for the name Cael:

Great middle names for Cael and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Cael:

  • Cael Norman Sanderson (wrestler)

Caels in popular culture:

  • Cael Malloy (character on the TV show “The Riches”)
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