Cal

Cal - A very unique male name



  May 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cal appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1205. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cal and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cal? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Cal. The baby boy name Cal was given to 31 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1949 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 52,937 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cal peaked in popularity 62 years ago in 1957 on position 890.



Famous with this name

Cal Macaninch
Cal Dalton
Cal Koury


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Rating: 4/5 (15 people)


Cal is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cal is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #701 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,627.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Cal is where you live.


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Cal origin and meaning

Cal is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Cal, pop culture references for the name Cal and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cal

We've found the following names that sound similar to Cal, sorted by popularity.

Cole / Cecil / Clay / Cleo / Cale / Cael / Cecilio / Cyle / Cheskel / Colie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121949
20111755
20101627
20091698
20081828
20071622
20061772
20051652
20041788
20031403
20021357
20011303
20001747
19991758
19981737
19971312
19961143
19951254
19942853
19932212
19921696
19902290
19892543
19862238
19852398
19832272
19822058
19811838
19801813
19771611
19701749
19681402
19671420
19661214
19651444
19641173
19631015
19621354
19611278
19601035
19591059
1958997
1957890
19561006
19551207
19541041
19531232
19511558
19501246
1948977
19471284
19441449
19431528
19401356
19391445
19361488
19351532
19331516
19271577
19261734
19211765
19201746
19171604
19151205

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota701
Utah713
Wisconsin760
Michigan1037
California1627

Even more about Cal


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Cal a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cal?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1957
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Cal
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 52,937
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +31

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