Gender: Male Meaning of Callahan: "bright-headed" Origin of Callahan: Irish

The name Callahan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "bright-headed". Callahan and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Light and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would you name a sibling to...?".

From the experts:

Callahan, the phonetic 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.

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Guest Says:


I think this is a very cute Irish name for a boy OR a girl. Cal would be my nn for a boy. Cali, Lala, Hanna nn for a girl.