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Cailean meaning and name origin
Cailean \ca(i)-lean\ as a boy's 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 form: Cailin.
For more information, see also related names Caelan and Callan.
Baby names that sound like Cailean are Calan, Caolan, Caelen, Gilean and Kilean.
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Popularity of Cailean
Cailean is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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