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Gender: Male Meaning of Caledon: "hard or rocky land" Origin of Caledon: Irish place-name from Caledonia

The name Caledon is a boy's name of Irish, Latin origin meaning "hard or rocky land". Caledon and discussed in our forums with posts like "Release the 20 T.I.G.E.R.S. -- the anti-elimination game! (BOYS)".

From the experts:

Caledon, the name of the arrogant Billy Zane character in "Titanic," is an Irish place-name related to Caledonia, the Latin word for Scotland thought to be derived from the ancient Celtic word for "hard." Cal is a wonderful nickname, and Caledon an inventive way to get there.

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Famous People Named Caledon

Caledon George Du Pré, English MP
George Caledon Alexander, English cricketer
Earl of Caledon, Irish peerage title

Pop Culture References for the name Caledon

Caledon "Cal" Hockley, character in the movie "Titanic"
Caledon, Ontario, Canada


KRC Says:


I would never use it myself, and the Titanic character by this name is not an ideal connection, but it just sounds so nice!

Haids1987 Says:


I didn't make the Titanic connection when I saw this name initially, but it's attractive on paper and rolls off the tongue. I quite like it!