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Callahan has long been thought of as a mostly an Irish surname. There are a lot of famous types with the last name Callahan, in real life as well as in movies. That is starting to change as it gains popularity as a given name. It does fit as a good gender-neutral option and parents looking for a unique name should keep this one in mind. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Callahan:

Irish: Little bright-headed One/Devotee of the Church

Origin of the name Callahan:

Callahan is based on the Gaelic surname “O Ceallachain.”

Symbolism of the name Callahan:

Callahan symbolizes devotion and faith whether it is towards religion or friends and family. They are strong willed and fiercely loyal to those that are important to them.

Style of the name Callahan:


Gender of the name Callahan:

Callahan is more often given as a boy's name but has started to gain popularity as a girl's name recently.

Pronunciation of the name Callahan:


Syllables in the name Callahan:


Emotion evoked from the name Callahan:

The name Callahan evokes a feeling of devotion, passion, and integrity.

Alternative spellings for the name Callahan:


Nicknames for the name Callahan:

Cal, Callie, Calie, Cally, Han

Popularity of the name Callahan:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Calahan was the 798th most popular boy name in 2020 making it the second year in a row it has been in the top 1,000 baby names. It has not yet ranked in the top 1,000 girl's names.

Related names for the name Callahan:

Callaghan, Calloway, Callum, Callan, Calum, Finnegan

Great middle names for Callahan and their meanings:

  • Ainsley (one's own meadow)
  • Darby (without envy)
  • Harper (player of a harp)
  • Lee (meadow or pasture)
  • Paige (a young servant)
  • Rayne (queen; counsel; song)

Famous people with the name Callahan:

As of this writing there are no known celebrities with the given name Callahan.

Callahan in movies/pop culture:

As of this writing there are no know characters given name Callahan in movies or pop culture.

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