What does Calhoun mean?
Calhoun [cal-houn] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Calhoun is "the narrow woods". Place name. John Calhoun was a 19th-century American statesman, Vice President under Andrew Jackson, whose writings and ideas on states' rights contributed heavily to the Southern states' formation of the Confederacy.
Related boy name: Cal.Creative forms:
(male) Cahoun, Calcon, ..
(female) Calon, Calron, .. Middle name pairings:
Calhoun Dilan (C.D.), ..
How popular is Calhoun?
Calhoun is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#757 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Calhoun was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #1827 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Cal (#1257 from recent data) is the only other popular alternative form of Calhoun rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Calhoun was at its highest a century ago (median #1210) and is almost as widespread today.
Calhoun is pronounced similarly to Calan and Callan▲. Other suggested similar names are Cadon, Cahan, Caidon, Callum▲, Calum, Calvin, Camdon, Camron▼, Cannon▲, Canon, Canyon, Cardon, Carlson, Carlton▼, Caron, Carson▲, Cason▲, Cathan, Caxton, Caydon, Cleon, Colbourn, Colson, Colton▲, Dashaun, Haroun, Malmun, Mamoun, Rashaun, Taroun and Varoun. These names tend to be more commonly used than Calhoun.See names in meaning and etymology.