[ 2 syll. cal-lan, ca-ll-an ] The baby boy name Callan is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is KAEL-aeN †. Callan is an English and German name of Irish Gaelic and Germanic origin. From Germanic roots, its meaning is chatter.
Callan is a variant of the name Cale (English).
Callan is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been rising since the 2010s; before that, it was of irregular use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 2018, 0.024% of baby boys were given the name Callan. Its ranking then was #588. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Callan, Callen was the most widely used in 2018. It was 3.734% more frequently used than Callan in that year. Callan has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
Baby names that sound like Callan include Kalan, Kallan, Caelan, Cailean, Calam, Calan, Calhoon, Calhoun, Calhoune, Calim, Calin, Callhoun, Callin, Callum, Callyn, Calum, Calvien, Calym, Calyn, and Cashlin.
† Pronunciation for Callan: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"