US Popularity:6146
Meaning:Dog; wholehearted
Cale is a boy's name of Hebrew origin, though its translations are diverse. As a variation of Kelev, it means "dog," encompassing the virtues of loyalty and love. However, its most popular interpretation is as a shorthand for Caleb, meaning "wholehearted." An iconic ancient figure within the Old Testament, Caleb was famously rewarded inheritance in the promised land for his faithfulness and devotion. No matter where its roots lie, this simple name serves as an easy reminder for baby to pursue life with steadfastness and an open heart.

Cale Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Cale is currently #3799 on The Bump
Boy:Cale is currently #1250 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Cale is currently #6146 in U.S. births
Boy:Cale is currently #2098 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 1183
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 359

  • Name Doctor, Cale

  • Behind the Name, Cale, July 2008

  • Behind the Name, Caleb, May 2020

  • Abarim Publications, Caleb meaning

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