Meaning and Origin of Cale - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Cale

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Faithful; dog; bold

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • French (Calé) and English : from Old French calé, adjectival derivative of cale ‘close-fitting cap’, hence a nickname for someone who wore such a cap.
  • Southern Italian (Calè) : variant of Calia.
  • Dutch : variant spelling of Kale.
  • Americanized spelling of German Kehl.