Kale

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kale
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  1. [Bot] A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species. Alt. spell.: kail cale
  2. See Kail, 2.

Etymology: Scot. kale kail cale, colewort, Gael. cael; akin to Ir. cal, W. cawl, Armor. kaol. See Cole

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Coarse curly-leafed cabbage
  2. A hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head
  3. Informal terms for money
Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek Καλή (Kalḗ).

  1. (Greek mythology) Daughter of Zeus.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Jupiter.

Kale was also found in the following language(s): Greenlandic and Hawaiian

Notable Persons Named Kale

Kale Browne is an actor. His career lasted from 1980 to 1980. Kale was given the name David Charles Browne on June 16th, 1950 in San Rafael, California.

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Kale Kayihura is a policeman, lawyer, officer (armed forces), police officer, and military officer. He holds the title Inspector GeneralUganda National Police and Inspector general. His ongoing career started in 1982. Kale was born on December 26th, 1955 in Uganda.

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His career lasted from 1425 to 1426. Kale was born as the child of Tarabya of Ava and Min Hla Myat of Ava on October 10th, 1385 in Inwa.

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Kale was born in Ghana.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kale

Mahesh Kale is an indian classical music, hindustani classical music, pakistani semi-classical music, devotional song, and natya sangeet musician. Mahesh was born Mahesh Kale on January 12th, 1976 in Pune.

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Jennifer Kale is a comics character.

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Karsh Kale is an indian classical music, indian folk music, rock music, hip hop music, electronic dance music, and jazz musician. He plays Tabla, electric tabla, drum kit, vocals, acoustic, electric guitar, piano, keyboards, electric bass, cello, santoor, string arranger, software, and technology.. He was most active from 1994 to present. Karsh was given the name Utkarsha Kale . Karsh is also known as Karsh Kale.

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Ravi Kale is an actor. He has been prominent since 1994.

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Jim Kale is a rock music bassist. He plays Bass guitar. He has had major accomplishments since 1958. Jim was born on August 11th, 1943 in Winnipeg.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 6 0 6
1925 11 0 11
1937 5 0 5
1945 6 0 6
1952 5 0 5
1953 5 0 5
1956 12 0 12
1957 7 0 7
1958 7 0 7
1959 5 0 5
1960 9 0 9
1961 8 0 8
1962 16 0 16
1963 14 0 14
1964 9 0 9
1965 7 0 7
1966 9 0 9
1967 13 0 13
1968 16 0 16
1969 17 0 17
1970 28 0 28
1971 27 0 27
1972 20 0 20
1973 32 0 32
1974 30 0 30
1975 36 0 36
1976 32 0 32
1977 36 0 36
1978 44 0 44
1979 42 5 37
1980 43 0 43
1981 51 0 51
1982 42 0 42
1983 58 9 49
1984 71 6 65
1985 100 8 92
1986 83 0 83
1987 125 6 119
1988 114 6 108
1989 99 6 93
1990 116 8 108
1991 91 0 91
1992 106 6 100
1993 116 8 108
1994 107 0 107
1995 94 0 94
1996 93 0 93
1997 110 7 103
1998 142 5 137
1999 134 6 128
2000 156 6 150
2001 164 6 158
2002 179 0 179
2003 189 5 184
2004 225 0 225
2005 274 10 264
2006 295 23 272
2007 400 18 382
2008 567 23 544
2009 536 15 521
2010 436 13 423
2011 429 5 424
2012 336 11 325
2013 263 5 258
2014 216 0 216
2015 175 0 175
2016 101 0 101
2017 61 0 61

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Popularity of Kale as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kale U.S.
  White 70.96% 64.26%
  African American 5.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 18.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kale

People with the last name Kale are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Kale

  • How Popular is the name Kale? Kale is the 2,987th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kale was the 8,518th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kale have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,411 babies born with the first name Kale in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kale 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 Kale? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kale first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kale is Saturday, July 15th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Kale born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kale was in 2008 with a total of 544 babies.
  • Random Kale Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kale is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 8 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Kale: Your name in reverse order is Elak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aelk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kale? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,864 people with the last name Kale.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kale? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Kale 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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