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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Callan

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  • A submission from Arizona, United States says the name Callan means "1) battle 2) rock" and is of Irish origin.
  • According to a user from Georgia, United States, the name Callan is of Gaelic origin and means "Powerful".
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Notable Persons Named Callan

Callan was born on February 24th, 1975 in Auckland.

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Callan McAuliffe is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2007. Callan was given the name Callan Ryan Claude McAuliffe on January 24th, 1995 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Callan was born on September 26th, 1939 in Savannah, Georgia. She passed away on March 1st, 2012.

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Callan was born on April 10th, 1990.

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Callan was born on February 14th, 1989.

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Callan was born on March 19th, 1982.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Callan

His most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to 2007. Michael was given the name Martin Harris Calinieff on November 22nd, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.

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K Callan is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1956 to present. K was given the name Katherine Elizabeth Borman on January 9th, 1936 in Dallas.

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Paul was born on March 13th, 1939.

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Curtis Callan is a scientist. Curtis was born on October 11th, 1942 in North Adams, Massachusetts.

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Oliver was born on December 27th, 1980 in Inniskeen.

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Nicholas Callan was a scientist. Nicholas was born on December 22nd, 1799 in Darver, County Louth, Ireland. He passed away on January 10th, 1864.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 5 0 5
1963 5 0 5
1972 6 0 6
1973 7 0 7
1975 6 0 6
1982 18 6 12
1983 14 6 8
1984 21 11 10
1985 26 20 6
1986 57 34 23
1987 53 43 10
1988 72 50 22
1989 51 29 22
1990 62 41 21
1991 57 40 17
1992 56 35 21
1993 65 44 21
1994 57 40 17
1995 57 42 15
1996 58 39 19
1997 75 34 41
1998 70 33 37
1999 67 24 43
2000 61 32 29
2001 69 27 42
2002 70 26 44
2003 71 29 42
2004 82 28 54
2005 59 18 41
2006 73 23 50
2007 108 32 76
2008 117 34 83
2009 104 23 81
2010 178 25 153
2011 272 38 234
2012 294 31 263
2013 321 35 286
2014 413 29 384
2015 394 29 365
2016 366 34 332
2017 393 30 363

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Popularity of Callan as a first name

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Popularity of Callan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Callan U.S.
  White 92.39% 64.26%
  African American 0.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Callan

People with the last name Callan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Callan

  • How Popular is the name Callan? Callan is the 4,074th most popular name of all time. As a last name Callan was the 7,353rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Callan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,410 babies born with the first name Callan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Callan to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Callan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Callan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Callan is Wednesday, November 15th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Callan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Callan was in 2014 with a total of 384 babies.
  • Random Callan Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Callan is not a popular baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Callan: Your name in reverse order is Nallac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lalnca. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Callan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,531 people with the last name Callan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Callan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Callan as their last name.

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