"pup, cub"

Cailean Origin and Meaning

The name Cailean is a boy's name of Irish, Scottish Gaelic origin meaning "pup, cub".

This is the original Gaelic spelling of the Anglicized Colin -- more authentic, yes, but could make your American child's life unnecessarily complicated.

Cailean Popularity

Famous People Named Cailean

  • Cailean Mór Caimbeul aka Sir Colin CampbellEarl of Argyll, Scottish early member of Clan Campbell
  • CaileanScottish Earl of Carrick