Gender: Male Meaning of Kellen: "swamp; slender" Origin of Kellen: German; Irish Kellen's Popularity in 2018: #699

Kellen Origin and Meaning

The name Kellen is a boy's name of German, Irish origin meaning "swamp; slender".

Kellen is German in origin and Irish in spirit. Kellen has fallen a bit in popularity for boys since its peak in 2012, but it has possibilities for girls too. In fact, Kellen's similarity to such feminine names as Helen, Ellen, and Kelly makes it feel more unisex or even female, though Twilight actor Kellan Lutz has done much to popularize this name for boys.

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Rank in US: #699

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Famous People Named Kellen

Pop Culture References for the name Kellen

Kellan, Kellyn, Kelin, Kelyn, Kelan, Kellin, Kelon, Kelen, Kellon

Kellen's International Variations

Caolán (Irish Gaelic)


LavenderLullabies Says:


I prefer the slightly similar Killian, but Kellen is a lovely name for a boy.

ashbee Says:


It sounds very masculine yet soft to me. I think I'm reminded of that magical Irish film The Secret of Kells.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


That's a bit mean. Clearly, Kellen is popular for boys.

Hallie Says:


LOVE this name

caroblaise Says:


It's funny, since the only Kellen I know is a little girl. Kellen actually seems like a cool name for a guy.