|Word/name||Gaelic, Marathi language|
|Meaning||Affectionate, calm, fair, ocean, pure, sea, slender, tide; black (in Marathi)|
|Alternative spelling||Kayle, Kail, Cale kaleb,כאלב|
|Variant form(s)||Kaden, Kai, Kalene, Kaley, Kalyn|
|Related names||Kaile, Kalea, Kaleah, Kalee, Kalei, Kaleia, Kayla, Kaleya|
Variations of the given name
Blended variations of the given name
Variations of the surname
^indicates a given name article above (surname may have alternate derivations)|
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, and it is used largely in the English and Hawaiian languages. It is also a Finnish masculine given name that is a form of Kalle.
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.