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Gender: Male Meaning of Callan: "battle, rock" Origin of Callan: Gaelic Callan's Popularity in 2017: #681

The name Callan is a boy's name meaning "battle, rock". Callan is ranked #681 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like New Baby Names on the Rise and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

This name is also a variation of Cailean, which is not in the Top 1000. It's a highly popular name in Scotland.

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Famous People Named Callan

Callan Francis Mulvey, New Zealand-Australian actor
Callan McAuliffe, Australian actor
Callan Ward, Australian rules footballer
Barbara Biffinger Pfeiffer "Callan" Pinckney, American female fitness guru; inventor of Callanetics

Pop Culture References for the name Callan

"Callan," British TV series about secret agent David Callan


Midwesternmommy Says:


My son is Callan and I love it. We call him "Cal" for short. I've only met one other Callan, but the name is not unusual sounding or hard to pronounce like many other unique Gaelic names.

maibritt Says:


I love Kellan and Callahan, so this name fits right in the middle. But it seems like it is just a different form of Kellan/Kellen.