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Calhoun meaning and name origin
Calhoun \c(a)-lhoun, cal-houn\ as a boy's 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.
Calhoun has 3 variant forms: Callhoun, Colhoun and Colquhoun.
For more information, see also the related name Cal.
Baby names that sound like Calhoun are Calan, Callan and Cleon.
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Popularity of Calhoun
Calhoun is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#592 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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