Callahan Origin and Meaning

The name Callahan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "bright-headed".

Callahan, the simpler spelling of Callaghan, is a rhythmic jig of a name whose history harks back to the ancient King of Munster. In the Dirty Harry movies, the Clint Eastwood character is Harry Callahan.

# 460 in the US

Callahan Rank in US Top 1000

# 239 on Nameberry

Callahan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Callahan Popularity

Famous People Named Callahan

  • Callahan "Cal" O'ReillyCanadian ice hockey player
  • Callahan BrightAmerican arena football player
  • Callahan Walshson of TV host John Walsh ("America's Most Wanted")

Callahan in Pop Culture

  • Harry Callahanmain character in the "Dirty Harry" films
  • Callahan'sbar in a series of books by Spider Robinson, run by Mike Callahan
  • CallahanA teacher/lawyer in film "Legally Blonde"
  • Alexander "Cal" Callahancharacter in the "Hex Hall" series by Rachel Hawkins
  • T.C Callahancharacter on TV's "The Night Shift"
  • Kate Callahancharacter on the tv show Criminal Minds