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What does Kellan mean?

Kellan Pronunciation of Kellan [kel-lan] as a name for boys (also used less regularly as girls' name Kellan) has its root in Gaelic, and the name Kellan means "slender". Kellan is an alternate spelling of Kellen (Gaelic): an ancient given name.

Associated with: gaelic, slender (little).


Kellan has 6 variants: Kaelan, Keelan, Keilan, Keillan, Kelan and Kellin.

2 more alternative forms via Kellen: Kelden and Kelle.

Creative forms:
(male) Kielan, Kolan, ..

(female) Kelsan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kellan Niam (K.N.), ..

How popular is Kellan?

Kellan is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#112365 out of 150436, Top 75%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kellan entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #364 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #398. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kellen (#506 from recent data), Keelan (#1329), Kellin (#1907), Kelan and Kaelan are the prominent varying forms of Kellan (#398 from recent data). Other variants, like Kelden, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Kellan reached its apex in 2012 (adoption of 0.1%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.08%, 17%). Kellan is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kellan, Kaelan, Keelan, Kelan, Kellen, Kellin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kellan is pronounced similarly to Caelan, Calan, Callan, Caolan, Colan, Collen, Collin, Cullan, Cullen, Cullin, Kaelin, Kalen, Kalin, Kealan, Keallan, Keallin, Kealon, Keelin, Kelwinn, Kelwyn, Kilean, Kilian, Killean, Killian and Kylen. Other recommended names are Allan, Declan, Delman, Dillan, Dyllan, Felan, Fillan, Gillan, Gullan, Jellal, Kalani, Kalman, Karlan, Keagan, Kean, Keenan, Kegan, Keiran, Keldon, Kell, Kellagh, Kellby, Keller, Kelley, Kelltin, Kellton, Kellven, Kelly, Kelten, Keltin, Kelton, Kelven, Kelvin, Kelvon, Kelvyn, Kenan, Kennan, Kentan (see Kenton), Kernan, Kevan, Keyvan, Kleon, Meldan, Mellan, Mellen, Mellin, Mellon, Neilan, Nollan and Pellam. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kellan.

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