Nicolas Cage and his third wife Alice Kim, a former waitress, named their son Kal-El after Superman’s birth name.
Not because he’s a huge fan of the Man of Steel (everyone knows his idol is Elvis Presley -he even married his daughter). He explained how they came up with the name:
His wife wanted a unique name and originally he thought of the name Kyleand but she wanted something more “unusual but beautiful”.
Then Cage remembered “the old Superman comics” and Superman’s original name on Krypton. He says he also wanted a name
“that stood for something good, was unique and American and that’s all three. I just thought it was a beautiful name and it had kind of a magical ring to it.”