Family name origins & meanings
- Irish : reduced form of McCall.
- English : from Middle English calle ‘close-fitting cap for women’ (from Old French cale), probably applied as a metonymic occupational name. Compare Cale.
- Catalan : topographic name from call ‘narrow track’ (Latin callis). Compare Calle.
- Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Koll or Goll.