Gender: Male Origin of Kalel: Spelling variation of Khalil Kalel's Popularity in 2018: #986

Kalel Origin and Meaning

The name Kalel is a boy's name .

Kalel first entered the US Top 1000 as a one-off appearance in 2009, then reentered in 2013. It's possible that some parents see it as a spelling variant of the classic Arabic name Khalil, meaning friend. Or maybe some—Nicolas Cage, we're looking at you—were inspired by the birth name of Clark Kent, AKA Superman, Kal-El. Cage was long associated with attempts to remake a big screen story about the Man of Steel. He and wife Alice Kim gave the name to their son in 2005.

According to an episode of Smallville, Kal-El means "star child."

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Rank in US: #986

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Angelicaecb Says:


There's a beauty Guru on YouTube who over the past couple years gained popularity, mostly due to her even more internet famous boyfriend. She goes by Kalel (pronounced Kuh-Lel.) though that wasn't her birth name. Superman very well could be a reason for it's rise though.

ambg Says:


Is this supposed to be like Kal-El (Superman)? How is it pronounced?