What does Kelan mean?
Kelan /ke-lan/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Kelan's name origin is Gaelic, and the name Kelan means "slender". Kelan is an alternate spelling of Keelan (Irish, Gaelic). Kelan is also a variant of Kellen (Gaelic): an ancient given name.
How popular is Kelan?
Kelan is an unusual first name for men. Kelan is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Kelan for boys. Kelan was first listed in 2007 and reached its apex rank of #978 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Kelan and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Kelan are Kellan (#385 in 2014) and Kellen (#444). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in 2011 (usage of 0.4307%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3903%, 9.4% less). Kellan (#385) and Kellen (#444) are two of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation, and there is also a rekindling in baby name usage for Kellan. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Kelan is alike in pronunciation to Caelan, Calan, Colan, Kaelin, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Kealon, Keelin, Kelwin, Kelwyn, Kilean, Kilian, Kylan▲ and Kylen. Other suggested similar baby names are Felan, Kalani, Kean, Kegan▼, Kelvan, Kenan and Kevan. Like Kelan, these names are not frequently used.