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What does Caelan mean?

Caelan Pronunciation of Caelan [cae-lan] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Caelan) is pronounced KAY-lan, SHAY-lin. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Caelan is "slender". Anglicized form of Caolán (see Caolan). May also be related to Cailean.

Associated with: irish, slender (little).


Caelan has 2 variants: Calan and Caley.

Related boy name: Kaelan.

5 more related forms via Cailean, Caolan: Caelen, Cailin, Caolain, Kealan and Keelin.

Creative forms:
(male) Caeian, Caeran, ..

(female) Caecal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caelan Ander (C.A.), ..

How popular is Caelan?

Caelan is an unusual first name for men. Caelan is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Caelan was first listed in 1994 and reached its apex rank of #1067 in the U.S. in the year 2001, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caelan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caelan outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Kaelan is the only other popular varying form of Caelan ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Keelin, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Caelan was more pronounced among parents 14 years ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caelan, Kaelan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caelan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caelan is alike in pronunciation to Callan, Colan, Colin, Collen, Collin, Colyn, Cullan, Cullen, Cullin, Kaelin, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Keallan, Keelan, Keilan, Kelan, Kellan and Kylan. Other recommended names are Cadan, Cadfan, Cadman, Caedan, Cael, Caesar, Caetano, Caezar, Cahan, Caidan, Cajetan, Callum, Calum, Cannan, Carlin, Carman, Carolan, Carsan, Cathan, Catlin, Cavan, Caydan, Cillian, Cleon, Conlan, Daelan, Dalan, Dallan, Daylan, Faelan, Faolan, Felan, Gaelan, Gaetan, Galan, Garlan, Harlan, Haylan, Jaelan, Jaelin, Jaelon, Jalan, Jayelan, Jaylan, Karlan, Marlan, Phelan, Tallan, Taylan and Waylan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Caelan.

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