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What does Caolan mean?

Caolan Pronunciation of Caolan as a boys' name is pronounced KAY-lan. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Caolan is "slender". From caol. Caolán is the masculine of Caoilainn. It is Anglicized as Keelan.


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, slender (little)


VARIANTS Caelan, Caelen, Caolain, Kealan, Kealon, Keelin

RELATIONS VIA KEELAN Keallan, Keilan, Kelan



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How popular is Caolan?

Caolan is a rare first name for men. Caolan is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Caolan (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Keelan (#1579 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Caelan and Kelan. These relations of Caolan were popular as baby names 11 years ago and are now significantly less widespread. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caelan, Keelan, Kelan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Caolan is alike in pronunciation to Cailean, Cailin, Calan, Callan, Colan, Colin, Collen, Collin, Colwin, Colwyn, Colyn, Cullan, Cullen, Cullin, Kaelan, Kaelin, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Kellan and Kylan. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Cadan, Cadfan, Cadman, Cadogan, Caedan, Cahan, Caidan, Callum, Calum, Cannan, Carlin, Carman, Carolan, Carollan, Carsan, Cathan, Catlin, Cavan, Caydan, Cillian, Colas, Colm, Colman, Colum, Conan, Conlan, Cowan, Coyan, Cronan, Daelan, Dalan, Dallan, Daylan, Dolan, Faelan, Faolan, Gaelan, Galan, Garlan, Harlan, Haylan, Jaelan, Jalan, Jaylan, Karlan, Marlan, Nolan, Tallan, Taylan and Waylan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Caolan.

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