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What does Kalen mean?

Kalen Pronunciation of Kalen [kalen] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Kalen) has its root in Gaelic. Kalen is a version of Kaelan (Gaelic): meaning uncertain.

Associated with: gaelic.


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

2 more relations via Kaelan: Kael and Kaley.

Creative forms:
(male) Kealen, Kolen, ..

(female) Kame, Kaney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kalen Kanon (K.K.), ..

How popular is Kalen?

Kalen is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#57544 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kalen entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #859 in the U.S. in the year 1998, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kellen (#506 via latest list), Kael (#1345), Kalin, Kaelin, Kaelan, Caelan and Kalan are the prominent variation forms of Kalen listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Kalen reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2011 (median #1565) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1731, 45%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kalen, Caelan, Kael, Kaelan, Kaelin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kalan, Kalin, 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, Cailean, Calan, Callan, Caolan, Colan, Colin, Collen, Colyn, Cullen, Kealan, Keallan, Keallin, Kealon, Keelan, Keelin, Kelan, Kellan, Kellin, Kelwin, Kelwyn, Kilean, Kilian, Killean and Kylen. Other suggested similar names are Arlen, Dagen, Dalen, Damen, Daren, Daven, Emlen, Galen, Galven, Hagen, Halen, Hallen, Haven, Jalen, Jaxen, Jaylen, Kacey, Kadeen, Kaden, Kagen, Kahn, Kaiden, Kalani, Kale, Kaleb, Kaleel, Kalil, Kalvin, Kannen, Karle, Karlin, Karmen, Kason, Kaye, Kayleb, Kayley, Kayven, Kelden, Kelven, Khaled, Kile, Klein, Kleon, Kyler, Laken, Malden, Nolen, Saxen, Talen and Valen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kalen.