Callen

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Callen

User Submitted Origins

     Irish
40%
     Gaelic
40%
     Indian (Sanskrit)
20%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Colorado, United States, the name Callen is of Gaelic origin and means "Power in battle".
  • A user from Virginia, United States says the name Callen is of Gaelic origin and means "Fierce in Battle, or Brave little battler".
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Wiktionary
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Callen

Cal Tjader was a jazz, latin jazz, bebop, and afro-cuban jazz vibraphone, drummer, percussion instrument, composer, and bandleader. He plays Vibraphone, drum kit, piano, timbales, bongos, congas, timpani, Bongo drum, and Conga. His most notable accomplishments were from 1948 to 1982. Cal was given the name Callen Radcliffe Tjader, Jr. on July 16th, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. He breathed his last breath on May 5th, 1982.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Callen

G. Callen is a supervisor/senior special agent, senior field special agent, junior field special agent /special agent, intelligence analyst, special agent, and intelligence analysis. G. is also known as Max Gentry, Sylvia Cole, Sylvia Martin, and Gloria Edwards.

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Bryan Callen is an actor and comedian. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Bryan was given the name Bryan Christopher Callen on January 26th, 1967 in Manila.

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Michael Callen was a musician, author, and aids activist. Michael was born on April 11th, 1955 in United States. He died on December 27th, 1993.

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John Callen is an actor/director. John was born on November 4th, 1946 in England, United Kingdom.

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Maude was born on November 8th, 1898. She left this life on January 23rd, 1990.

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Ian Callen is a cricketer. Ian was born on May 2nd, 1955 in Alexandra, Victoria, Australia.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1954 11 0 11
1955 5 0 5
1956 8 0 8
1957 5 0 5
1958 5 0 5
1959 8 0 8
1960 10 0 10
1961 8 0 8
1962 6 0 6
1963 8 0 8
1966 5 0 5
1975 6 0 6
1977 5 0 5
1982 5 0 5
1983 18 9 9
1984 17 7 10
1985 18 7 11
1986 33 12 21
1987 30 10 20
1988 37 14 23
1989 29 15 14
1990 28 10 18
1991 27 6 21
1992 34 10 24
1993 27 9 18
1994 44 27 17
1995 49 23 26
1996 39 11 28
1997 36 9 27
1998 49 10 39
1999 37 9 28
2000 42 15 27
2001 41 10 31
2002 44 8 36
2003 51 8 43
2004 47 10 37
2005 62 10 52
2006 55 6 49
2007 88 11 77
2008 83 9 74
2009 107 11 96
2010 348 14 334
2011 434 13 421
2012 463 12 451
2013 440 12 428
2014 579 18 561
2015 568 15 553
2016 558 15 543
2017 489 14 475
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International Interest for Callen

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Callen as a first name

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Popularity of Callen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Callen U.S.
  White 87.18% 64.26%
  African American 6.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Callen

People with the last name Callen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Callen

  • How Popular is the name Callen? Callen is the 3,727th most popular name of all time. As a last name Callen was the 10,095th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Callen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,146 babies born with the first name Callen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Callen to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Callen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1954 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Callen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Callen is Saturday, October 16th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Callen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Callen was in 2014 with a total of 561 babies.
  • Random Callen Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Callen is not a popular baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Callen: Your name in reverse order is Nellac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lcnlea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Callen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,190 people with the last name Callen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Callen? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Callen 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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