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