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Gender: Male Pronunciation: KAH-lun Meaning of Cailean: "pup, cub" Origin of Cailean: Irish

The name Cailean is a boy's name of Irish, Scottish Gaelic origin meaning "pup, cub". Cailean and discussed in our forums with posts like "CAF 12 sons".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Cailean

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

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