Gender: Male Meaning of Calhoun: "from the narrow forest" Origin of Calhoun: Irish

Calhoun Origin and Meaning

The name Calhoun is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "from the narrow forest".

A beaming, friendly Irish last-name-first-name waiting to be discovered.

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Mhill46 Says:


That's kind of a big assumption there. It is possible to like the name without having any association to the man you're referring to.

KJGlitter Says:


Well, you know what they say about assuming. I like this name because of my ancestors from Ireland. I guess it is about my heritage.

lydiaa Says:



ultracrepidarian Says:


I kinda like the sound of this name, but who wants to share a name with a man who called slavery a "positive good"? I'm just going to assume that anyone who uses this name uses the Confederate flag to celebrate their "heritage."

erica42285 Says:


My son's middle name. :) Everyone went for "Noah" from the notebook, but I took his last name and turned it into a middle name.