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

Calloway Origin and Meaning

The name Calloway is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "pebbly place".

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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oliviamcdonald Says:


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

Leah_ Says:


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:


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:


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