What does Cailean mean?
Cailean [cailean] as a boys' name is pronounced KA-len. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cailean is "pup, whelp". Source form of Colin. Also a Scottish form of Columba that relates to Saint Columba (see Calum) as Crisdean does to Christ and Moirean to Mary.
Cailean has 1 variant: Cailin.
1 more related form via Calum, Colin: Colan.
1 feminine form: Cailin.Creative forms:
(male) Calean, Carlean, ..
(female) Caiten, Caiwen, .. Middle name pairings:
Cailean Leopold (C.L.), ..
How popular is Cailean?
Cailean is a rare first name for men. Cailean is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Caelan, Callan (#687 a year ago), Calum (#1920) and Colin (#172) are the popular variation forms of Cailean (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Cailean was at its most widespread 11 years ago (average #1381) and is somewhat lower today (#1194, down 43%). Callan is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Cailean is pronounced similarly to Caelen, Calan, Caolain, Caolan, Collen, Cullan, Cullen▲, Kaelan, Kalan, Kalen, Keilan, Keillan, Kilean, Kilian, Killean and Quillan. Other recommended names are Ailean, Caedan, Caidan, Caide, Caiden▲, Caidin, Caidon, Caile, Cailey, Caily, Cajetan, Caleb▲, Campian, Cannan, Carleton, Carlsen, Carlton▼, Carolan, Carsen, Catlin, Cayle, Cayleb, Chilton, Cillian, Cleon, Coleman, Colman, Daelan, Daivian, Daivyan, Dalan, Dallan, Dasean, Daylan, Dilan▲, Eilean, Emilyan (see Emil), Faelan, Filian, Fillan, Foillan (see Faolan), Galvan, Garlan, Gilean, Gilian, Gillean, Gilzean, Harlan, Jaylan▼, Karlan, Kiean, Marlan, Marsean, Neilan, Phinean, Salman, Silvan, Tallan and Taurean. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cailean.