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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Callahan

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From Irish Ó Ceallacháin, from Ceallachán, diminutive of the given name Ceallach.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Callahan

Callahan Bright is a football player. Callahan was born on January 16th, 1987 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Callahan

Bill Callahan is a lo-fi music, underground music, and alternative country musician. He plays Guitar and Human voice. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Bill was given the name William Rahr Callahan on June 3rd, 1966. Bill is also known as Smog.


John Callahan was a writer. John was given the name John Michael Callahan on February 5th, 1951 in Portland, Oregon. He passed away on July 24th, 2010.


Harry Callahan is a fictional character. Harry is also known as Larry Dickman.


Jason was given the name Jason Patrick Callahan on April 18th, 1976. Jason is also known as Grateful Doe and " "Jason Doe".


Nancy Callahan is a fictional character.


Ryan Callahan is a hockey player for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League. His ongoing career started in 2006. Ryan was born on March 21st, 1985 in Rochester, New York.


How popular is the baby name Callahan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1983 5 0 5
1985 5 0 5
1986 13 0 13
1987 15 0 15
1988 13 7 6
1989 13 5 8
1990 6 0 6
1991 5 5 0
1992 19 5 14
1993 11 5 6
1994 27 14 13
1995 21 10 11
1996 46 21 25
1997 44 21 23
1998 40 14 26
1999 50 20 30
2000 53 17 36
2001 51 18 33
2002 43 16 27
2003 41 12 29
2004 64 23 41
2005 45 10 35
2006 52 17 35
2007 41 13 28
2008 61 20 41
2009 62 20 42
2010 59 16 43
2011 55 18 37
2012 71 24 47
2013 79 22 57
2014 98 21 77
2015 110 27 83
2016 142 27 115
2017 197 32 165
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International Interest for Callahan

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Callahan as a first name

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Popularity of Callahan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Callahan U.S.
  White 89.80% 64.26%
  African American 5.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Callahan

People with the last name Callahan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Callahan

  • How Popular is the name Callahan? Callahan is the 7,658th most popular name of all time. As a last name Callahan was the 682nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Callahan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,657 babies born with the first name Callahan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Callahan to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Callahan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Callahan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Callahan is Monday, February 28th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Callahan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Callahan was in 2017 with a total of 165 babies.
  • Random Callahan Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Callahan is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Callahan: Your name in reverse order is Nahallac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nhllacaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Callahan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 50,524 people with the last name Callahan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Callahan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Callahan as their last name.

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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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