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Kelan is a likeable classic baby name for boys. Aesthetically pleasing in style, this name is a succinct alternative to variations like Kellen or Kaelan. The name also has a solid place in popular culture. Kelan Sathel was a beloved knight in the Star Wars series, and Kelan was also the name of a character in the God of Slaughter series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Kelan:

Middle Low German: Swamp
Irish, Gaelic: Slender, narrow, strait

Origin of the name Kelan:

Kelan is an alternative spelling of the name Kellen. This name derives from the Middle Low German root kel (meaning “swampy area”). Alternatively, Kelan also serves as the anglicized version of the Irish Gaelic name Caolán. This name derives from the Irish root caol (meaning “slender”).

Symbolism of the name Kelan:

Kelan originates as an anglicized variation of Caolán (meaning “slender”) or as an alternative spelling of Kellen (meaning “swamp”). In Old Germanic religion, swamps were important sites for unified rituals and sacrifice. Symbols of the swamp included the German bog as well as the sun ray.

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Gender of the name Kelan:

Kelan is a boy's baby name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Kelan:

The name Kelan evokes feelings of uprightness and unity.

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Popularity of the name Kelan:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Kelan was the 3,613th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

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Great middle names for Kelan and their meanings:

  • Ace (highest rank)
  • Beck (brook, stream)
  • Corwin (leather)
  • Dietmar (famous person)
  • Eamon (wealthy protector)
  • Glenn (valley)
  • Hansel (God is gracious)
  • Padraic (patrician, nobleman)
  • Quinn (head, chief, wise)
  • Riley (rye meadow)
  • Vasil (king, emperor, monarch)

Famous people with the name Kelan:

  • Kelan Browne (singer)
  • Kelan Davoud (writer)
  • Kelan Gilbert (composer)
  • Kelan Hurley (actor)
  • Kelan Jones (basketball player)
  • Kelan Luker (football player)
  • Kelan Martin (basketball player)
  • Kelan Thompson (psychiatrist)

Kelan in popular culture:

  • Kelan (character in the God of Slaughter series)
  • Kelan County (administrative district in Shanxi Province, China)
  • Kelan River (waterway in Xinjiang, China)
  • Kelan Sathel (character in the Star Wars series)
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