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Gender: Male Meaning of Calloway: "pebbly place" Origin of Calloway: Irish from Latin

The name Calloway is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "pebbly place". Calloway and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF".

From the experts:

Calloway is one of those irresistibly jaunty, animated three-syllable Irish surnames, like Sullivan and Finnegan--but this one has the added attraction of jazzy ties to the immortal "Dean of American Jive," Cab Calloway.

There was a 1951 comedy spoof called "Calloway Went Thataway."

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Comments

oliviamcdonald Says:

2019-06-13T09:34:20

I’m suddenly in love with this name. It just kind of rolls off the tongue.

Leah_ Says:

2017-12-09T04:49:50

I'm not a fan of surnames... but I really like this. To be fair, it has sentimental value so that may have something to do with it.

EW314 Says:

2016-02-04T08:19:59

Irresistably jaunty and animated is a perfect description! This shouldn't be my cup of tea, but I love it, along with Callahan, Sullivan, Finnegan, Rafferty and others. So fun, lively and whimsical.

somemelodioussonnet Says:

2015-05-02T21:09:38

Fun, unexpected way to get to the nickname "Cal".