Cal Mclish was a baseball player (1925-2010)
Cal Suresh is one of the characters players must save in the video game Balan Wonderworld. He was an unbeatable chess champion before he lost his winning streak to a young player. After that surprising experience, Cal throws away his adoration of chess, angry for his first ever defeat. His level is a medieval castle town, with many references to medieval life and chess.
I dislike it, but it's okay as a nickname for Calvin.
Caleb "Cal" Trask is a character in the book and in the movie "East of Eden". In the movie he is played by James Dean (whose great grandfather, oddly enough, bore the same name).
It can also be short for the name Callaghan. [noted -ed]
My name is Calissa, but I go by Cal most of the time. I don’t think there’s a prettier name than Cal/Calissa.
Also a shortening of Callie.
In 2018, 14 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Cal* who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 3, 853rd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
I personally like this name, it has a cool edge to it. Though if you are going to choose this name, use it on Calogero since it’s less common than Calvin (For as many people named Calvin as there are mules that can foal), and Calogero sounds more classy.
The name Cal was given to 143 boys born in the US in 2015.
Could also be short for Caleb or Callum or similar names.
Cal Omas, the New Republic Senator of Alderaan who became the Galactic Alliance Chief of State who was overthrown by Darth Caedus and sacrificed himself to bring him down.
Cal Ripkin, Jr. is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played his entire 21-year baseball career for the Baltimore Orioles and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.
This could also be given in reference to the state of California or any of its universities.
Dr. Cal Lightman, played by Tim Roth, is the psychologist protagonist in the television series 'Lie to Me'.
In the book "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck, one of the characters, Caleb Trask, is known as Cal. In the movie adaptation, Cal was played famously by James Dean.
Cal could also be a nickname for Callum.
Cal IS a nickname for Callum/Calum. I know many Callum/Calums, and they all go by Cal.
The main character of the novel Middlesex is named Cal.
Cal is a film about a young man with this name who is a member of the IRA.
Calhoun Blaire, who goes by Cal, is a character in the series Sweep by Cate Tiernan. In the first few books, we think he is the hero, but it is later revealed that he is actually a villain.
Calhoun Mooney is a character in Clive Barker's novel Weaveworld. He is a bored young man, whose life alternates between his job at an insurance company in Liverpool and his homing pigeons, until he encounters the mysterious rug that instantly strikes him as something peculiar. Cal gets entangled in a magical adventure he never dreamt of. Read it. It's a good book.

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