Meaning and Origin of: Cable

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old French : Rope

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : metonymic occupational name for a maker of rope, especially the type of stout rope used in maritime applications, from Anglo-Norman French cable ‘cable’ (Late Latin capulum‘halter’, of Arabic origin, but associated by folk etymology with Latin capere ‘to seize’).
  • English : possibly from an Old English personal name, Ceadbeald.
  • English : metonymic occupational name for a horseman, from Middle English cabal‘horse’.
  • From German Göbel (seeGoebel), assimilated to the English name.