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

The name Calhoun is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "from the narrow forest". Calhoun and is often added to lists like 122 Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Count-Along Game".

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Famous People Named Calhoun

John Caldwell Calhoun, US vice president under John Quincy Adams
Rory Calhoun, American actor
Kensington Calhoun Ravenel (b. 2014), daughter of Thomas Ravenel

Pop Culture References for the name Calhoun

Calhoun Conly, Elsie Dinsmore's nephew in the Elsie Dinsmore series
Noah Calhoun, lead character in "The Notebook," played in the film by Ryan Gosling
Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun, character from "Wreck-It Ralph"
Caleb Calhoun, character in A&E's "Bates Motel"

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