First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Alt. Meaning

C is for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

L is for love, everlasting.

A is for adventure, take a new one today

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

A is for authentic, be real

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

Notable Persons With the Last Name Calahan

Edward A. Calahan was an inventor. Edward was born in 1838. He passed away in 1912.


Harold was born on November 7th, 1889. He left this life on November 25th, 1965.


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Popularity of Calahan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Calahan U.S.
  White 73.77% 64.26%
  African American 19.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Calahan

People with the last name Calahan are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Calahan

  • How Popular is the name Calahan? Calahan is the 28,932nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Calahan was the 13,713th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Calahan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 172 babies born with the first name Calahan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Calahan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Calahan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Calahan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Calahan is Tuesday, February 22nd, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Calahan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Calahan was in 2007 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Calahan: Your name in reverse order is Nahalac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Haanalc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Calahan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,207 people with the last name Calahan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Calahan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Calahan as their last name since less than 1 person in 133k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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