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Meaning and Name Origin

Kalen \k(a)-len\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Kalen). Kalen's root is Gaelic. Kalen is a derivative of Kaelan (Gaelic): meaning uncertain. An occasionally used given name. Both a masculine and a feminine name.


Kalen has 5 variants: Caelan, Kaelin, Kalan, Kalin and Kellen.

Kalen has 2 more related variations via Kaelan: Kael and Kaley.


Kalen is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#62982 out of 88799, Top 71%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Kalen for boys. Kalen entered the list in 1992 and reached its apex rank of #859 in the U.S. in the year 1998, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kalen name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kalen and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Kalen listed in the Top 1000 are Kellen (#444 a year ago) and Kael. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2009 and are somewhat less popular today. Kellen (#444) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kael, Kalen, Kellen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kalen and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kalen is pronounced similarly to Caelen, Calan, Kealan, Kealon, Kelan, Kilean, Kylan and Kylen. Other suggested similar baby names are Dalen, Galen, Halen, Jalen, Kaden, Kagen, Kalani, Kale, Kaleb, Klein, Kleon, Talen and Valen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kalen.