Cale

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
3k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cale

"Cale" is a name of American origin, and it means "Dog". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Cale

Cale Yarborough is a nascar driver.

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Cale Hulse is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1993 to 2006. Cale was born on November 10th, 1973 in Edmonton.

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Cale was born on April 10th, 1972 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Cale is also known as Gundy and Joseph Cale.

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Cale was born on October 13th, 1988.

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Cale was born in 1986 in Marietta, Georgia.

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Cale was born on January 18th, 1990.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cale

John Cale is a rock music, avant-garde music, art rock, experimental rock, drone music, classical music, and proto-punk musician, singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, and visual arts. He plays Viola, Guitar, Bass guitar, Organ (music), Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboard instrument, Mellotron, Celesta, Fender Precision Bass, Fender Jazz Bass, Fender Stratocaster, Vox Phantom, Ovation Guitar Company, Vox Continental, and Vocals. He holds the title John Cale "Hallelujah". He has been prominent since 1965. John was given the name John Davies Cale on March 9th, 1942 in Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

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J.J. Cale was an americana (music), cajun music, blues, swamp pop, country rock, red dirt (music), and tulsa sound musician. They plays Guitar, Piano, Keyboard instrument, Bass guitar, Drum kit, and Vocals. Their career lasted from 1958 to 2013. J.J. was given the name John Weldon Cale on December 5th, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. They left this life on July 26th, 2013.

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Paula Cale is an actress. Paula was given the name Paula Korologos on June 2nd, 1970 in Great Falls, Virginia, U.S.

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Eden Cale is a filmmaker and actress. Eden was given the name Eden Myfanwy Cale on July 14th, 1985 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Hrvoje Čale is a soccer player for the NK Olimpija Ljubljana (2005), GNK Dinamo Zagreb, NK Inter Zaprešić, Trabzonspor, VfL Wolfsburg, Waasland-Beveren, and Croatia national under-17 football team. Hrvoje was born on March 4th, 1985 in Zagreb.

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How popular is the baby name Cale in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 8 0 8
1922 5 0 5
1930 6 0 6
1931 5 0 5
1943 5 0 5
1947 6 0 6
1952 5 0 5
1955 5 0 5
1957 7 0 7
1958 5 0 5
1959 5 0 5
1964 5 0 5
1966 13 0 13
1967 9 0 9
1968 31 0 31
1969 60 0 60
1970 75 0 75
1971 76 0 76
1972 45 0 45
1973 43 0 43
1974 58 0 58
1975 62 0 62
1976 62 0 62
1977 102 0 102
1978 88 0 88
1979 94 0 94
1980 100 0 100
1981 89 0 89
1982 90 0 90
1983 128 0 128
1984 203 0 203
1985 186 0 186
1986 173 0 173
1987 162 0 162
1988 140 0 140
1989 120 0 120
1990 125 0 125
1991 148 0 148
1992 150 0 150
1993 138 0 138
1994 132 0 132
1995 119 0 119
1996 143 0 143
1997 132 0 132
1998 170 0 170
1999 166 0 166
2000 191 0 191
2001 194 0 194
2002 232 0 232
2003 237 0 237
2004 233 0 233
2005 262 0 262
2006 322 34 288
2007 340 17 323
2008 409 14 395
2009 377 11 366
2010 347 8 339
2011 259 0 259
2012 227 0 227
2013 180 0 180
2014 175 0 175
2015 140 0 140
2016 91 0 91
2017 57 0 57

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Popularity of Cale as a first name

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Popularity of Cale as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cale U.S.
  White 86.47% 64.26%
  African American 6.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cale

People with the last name Cale are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cale

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  • How Popular is the name Cale? Cale is the 2,865th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cale was the 10,044th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cale have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,972 babies born with the first name Cale in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cale to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cale? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Cale first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cale is Tuesday, May 4th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Cale born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cale was in 2008 with a total of 395 babies.
  • Random Cale Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cale is not a popular baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 16 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Cale: Your name in reverse order is Elac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Acel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cale? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,207 people with the last name Cale.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cale? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Cale as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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