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Meaning and name origin

Kellen \k(el)-len\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kellen), is pronounced KEL-en. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kellen is "slender". An ancient given name. May be related to Kell, or possibly (Old German) "swamp".


Kellen has 9 variant forms: Kaelan, Keelan, Keilan, Keillan, Kelan, Kelden, Kellan, Kelle and Kellin.


Kellen is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22159 out of 88799, Top 25%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kellen for boys. Kellen reached its highest rank of #337 in the U.S. in 2012. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kellen and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kellan (#385), Kellen (#444), Kelan and Kaelan. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kelan, Kellan, Kellen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kellen is also pronounced similarly to Collen, Cullen, Kalen, Kealan, Keallan, Keallin, Kealon, Keelin, Kelwin, Kelwyn, Killean and Kylen. Other suggested similar baby names are Keller, Kelley, Kellven, Kelten, Kelven and Mellen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kellen.