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Kale looks just like the name of a vegetable. This version is actually pronounced as KA-leh, however. Kale has not been on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Index since 2014, however, despite having a modern and fresh feel.

Meaning of the name Kale:

Hawaiian: free man

Origin of the name Kale:

Kale was a baby name invented by the Hawaiian people in the modern years. It was meant to be this culture's version of the English name Charles. Others do use the name as a shortened form of Caleb, however.

Symbolism of the name Kale:

Kale means “free man” in Hawaiian. It receives this meaning from the angelicized version of the name, which is Charles. Charles comes from the Germanic name Karl, meaning “man.”

Baby name Kale

Style of the name Kale:

Modern

Gender of the name Kale:

Kale is a modern and trendy name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Kale:

KA-leh

Number of syllables in the name Kale:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Kale:

Kale feels modern and fresh. It has a tropical feel when hearing the pronunciation.

Alternative spellings for the name Kale:

  • Kaleh
  • Cale 
  • Caleh
  • Kalay
  • Calay

Nicknames for the name Kale:

  • Kals
  • Kal
  • Ale
  • Ka
  • KK
  • Lay

Popularity of the name Kale:

The baby name Kale came to the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Index in 1985 at rank 954. Its most popular year was in 2008 at rank 504 for boys. As of 2014, the name has no longer been on the top 1,000 list, with that year's ranking at 971.

Related names for the name Kale:

Great middle names for Kale and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Kale:

  • Kale Cezario (politician in Ghana)
  • Kale Kyetaungnyo (king in the fifteenth century of Burma)
  • Kale Williams (Civil Rights activist)

Kales in popular culture:

  • Kale (character from “Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders”)
  • Kale (character from “A Perfect Getaway”)
  • Kale Brecht (character from “Disturbia”)
  • Kale Ingram (character from “Rubicon”)
  • Kale (character from “Entwined”)