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What does Callan mean?

Callan Pronunciation of Callan [callan] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Callan) is pronounced KAL-an. It is of Gaelic and Scottish origin, and the meaning of Callan is "battle; rock". From an Irish surname derived from Cathan, or a Scottish surname from "ail" meaning "rock". A male name in Scotland and Ireland. Scottish Gaelic variant is Cailean. In Irish, it is Callathian which is commonly anglicized to Callan.

Associated with: gaelic, scottish, battle (war), rock, surname.


Callan has 1 variant: Cailean.

1 more related form via Cailean: Cailin.

1 feminine form: Kallan.

Creative forms:
(male) Ceallan, ..

(female) Caline, Calna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Callan Angus (C.A.), ..

How popular is Callan?

Callan is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7167 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Callan entered the list in 2007 and reached its highest rank of #668 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #687 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Callan is alike in pronunciation to Caelen, Calan, Calhoun, Callhoun, Caolain, Caolan, Colan, Colin, Collen, Collin, Colwin, Colwyn, Cullen, Kaelin, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Kealan, Keallin, Keilan, Keillan, Kelan, Kellen, Kellin and Killian. Other suggested similar names are Cadan, Cadfan, Cadman, Caedan, Cahan, Caidan, Callis, Callum, Callyx, Calum, Calvin, Cannan, Carlin, Carman, Carsan, Catlin, Cavan, Caydan, Cillian, Cleon, Colla, Colman, Daelan, Dalan, Dallan, Dallas, Dallen, Dallon, Daylan, Dyllan, Fillan, Gaelan, Galan, Garlan, Gillan, Gullan, Hallen, Harlan, Jaelan, Jalan, Jaylan, Karlan, Mallin, Mallon, Marlan, Mellan, Nollan, Rollan, Tallon and Waylan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Callan.

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