Kale (name)

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Word/nameGaelic, Marathi language
MeaningAffectionate, calm, fair, ocean, pure, sea, slender, tide; black (in Marathi)
Other names
Alternative spellingKayle, Kail, Cale kaleb,כאלב
Variant form(s)Kaden, Kai, Kalene, Kaley, Kalyn
Related namesKaile, Kalea, Kaleah, Kalee, Kalei, Kaleia, Kayla, Kaleya

Kale, sometimes spelt as Kayle or abbreviated from Kalen, is a Gaelic unisex given name, although it is more commonly given to males. It is derived from the Gaelic, Hebrew, כאלב, and Germanic languages,[citation needed] and it is used largely in the English and Hawaiian languages.[1] It is also a Finnish masculine given name that is a form of Kalle.[2]

Kale (pronounced Kah-lay) is also a very common last name in Maharashtra, a state in India. Originally, it was exclusive to families of the Maratha and Brahmin caste.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ Baby Names Pedia (2009). "Meaning of the name Kale". Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  2. ^ "Kale". Name-doctor.com. Retrieved January 9, 2020.