Meaning and Origin of: Kale

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Sporty
  • Hawaiian : Strong and manly

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Dutch : nickname from kaal ‘bald’.
  • English : habitational name from the villages of East and West Keal in Lincolnshire, which are named from Old Norse kjǫlr ‘ridge’.
  • Perhaps an altered spelling of German Köhl (see Kohl).
  • Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as two syllables : Hindu descriptive nickname from Sanskrit kāla ‘black’, found among Brahmans, Marathas, and other communities. The Konkanasth Brahmans have a clan called Kale.