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Cal Name Popularity

How popular is the name Cal? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 1,117 10 0.0011%
1916 0 0%
1917 1,385 5 0.0005%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 1,523 5 0.0004%
1921 1,530 5 0.0004%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 1,606 5 0.0005%
1927 1,391 6 0.0005%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 1,431 5 0.0005%
1936 1,398 5 0.0005%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 1,375 5 0.0005%
1940 1,316 6 0.0006%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 1,373 5 0.0004%
1944 1,390 5 0.0004%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 1,210 10 0.0006%
1948 971 20 0.0013%
1949 0 0%
1950 1,231 10 0.0006%
1951 1,429 5 0.0003%
1952 0 0%
1953 1,186 11 0.0006%
1954 1,043 19 0.001%
1955 1,171 12 0.0007%
1956 994 23 0.0012%
1957 883 35 0.0018%
1958 978 25 0.0013%
1959 1,046 21 0.0011%
1960 1,017 22 0.0012%
1961 1,253 11 0.0006%
1962 1,308 8 0.0004%
1963 1,007 22 0.0012%
1964 1,151 14 0.0008%
1965 1,395 6 0.0004%
1966 1,187 11 0.0007%
1967 1,388 6 0.0004%
1968 1,377 7 0.0005%
1969 0 0%
1970 1,791 5 0.0003%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 1,524 10 0.0007%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 1,694 8 0.0005%
1981 1,686 8 0.0005%
1982 1,938 6 0.0004%
1983 2,130 5 0.0003%
1984 0 0%
1985 2,253 5 0.0003%
1986 1,996 6 0.0004%
1987 0 0%
1988 0 0%
1989 2,151 7 0.0004%
1990 1,998 10 0.0006%
1991 0 0%
1992 1,603 21 0.0013%
1993 1,988 11 0.0007%
1994 2,369 6 0.0004%
1995 1,220 45 0.003%
1996 1,121 59 0.0039%
1997 1,269 45 0.003%
1998 1,628 25 0.0017%
1999 1,625 25 0.0017%
2000 1,615 27 0.0018%
2001 1,257 55 0.0037%
2002 1,303 53 0.0035%
2003 1,350 52 0.0034%
2004 1,646 33 0.0022%
2005 1,543 41 0.0027%
2006 1,634 38 0.0024%
2007 1,508 50 0.0032%
2008 1,651 39 0.0025%
2009 1,552 46 0.0031%
2010 1,487 50 0.0035%
2011 1,580 40 0.0028%
2012 1,720 31 0.0022%
2013 1,361 62 0.0044%
2014 1,347 63 0.0043%
2015 1,157 94 0.0065%
2016 1,114 106 0.0074%
2017 1,092 106 0.0076%
2018 1,178 90 0.0066%
2019 1,097 107 0.0079%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Cal

If you like Cal, you’ll love these other names like Cal.


What names sound like Cal?

If you like how Cal sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Cal.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cael

English

Cale

Irish

Col

Young creature

Scottish

Gal

Wave, roller, swell

Hebrew


What names are similar to Cal?

Find a name that’s like Cal, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cai

Rejoice; happy, rejoice

Latin

Caleb

Whole heart

Hebrew

Cam

Crooked nose

Scottish

Cap

Chaplain

French

Carl

A variant form of Charles.

German

Cathal

Battle rule

Irish

Caz

Famous destroyer (of peace)

Slavic

Dal

Blind; from the dales, the valley meadows

Scottish

Hal

A diminutive form of Harold and Henry.

English

Pal

Small

Latin

Sal

Savior

Latin

Tal

Rain; dew

Hebrew

Val

“He who is able,” from the Latin valere, to be able or strong.


Siblings of Cal

Mamas with kids named Cal also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bruce

“The man from the brushwood,” ultimately from the Latin bruscia, brush wood.

Ancient

2 Comments

  1. My step son is named Cole so we wanted to keep the name in the ” C family” and we liked the named khal from Game of Thrones, so Cal was the name!

  2. Loved this name as soon as we heard it. It’s not as common as Calvin or Calen, but is so cute.


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