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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Callum

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Callum is of Gaelic origin and means "King of Doves, the chosen bird carrier.".
  • According to a user from Pennsylvania, United States, the name Callum is of Irish (Gealic) origin and means "Dove".
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  1. A male given name, a variant spelling of Calum.

Notable Persons Named Callum

Callum Keith Rennie is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to 1993. Callum was born on September 14th, 1960 in Sunderland, County Durham, England.


Callum Blue is an actor. He has been prominent since 1999. Callum was born Callum Blue on August 19th, 1977 in London.


Callum Turner is an actor and model. Callum was born on February 15th, 1990.


Callum O'Dowda is a soccer player for the Oxford United F.C. and Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team. Callum was born on April 23rd, 1995 in Kidlington, England. Callum is also known as O'Dowda and Callum Joshua Ryan.


Callum McManaman is a soccer player for the West Bromwich Albion F.C., Everton F.C. Reserves, Academy, Wigan Athletic F.C., Blackpool F.C., and England national under-20 football team. Callum was born on April 25th, 1991 in Huyton, Merseyside; England.


Callum was born on April 23rd, 1990 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Callum

Ian Callum is an automotive design and car designer. Ian was born on July 30th, 1954 in Dumfries, Scotland.



Martin Callum is a sports team member for the Clachnacuddin F.C.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1983 6 0 6
1984 5 0 5
1985 5 0 5
1986 6 0 6
1987 7 0 7
1988 6 0 6
1989 7 0 7
1990 11 0 11
1991 17 0 17
1992 24 0 24
1993 19 0 19
1994 38 0 38
1995 47 0 47
1996 67 0 67
1997 66 0 66
1998 58 0 58
1999 73 0 73
2000 79 0 79
2001 87 0 87
2002 82 0 82
2003 112 0 112
2004 105 0 105
2005 104 0 104
2006 142 0 142
2007 168 0 168
2008 205 0 205
2009 240 0 240
2010 250 0 250
2011 253 0 253
2012 275 0 275
2013 287 0 287
2014 327 0 327
2015 369 0 369
2016 348 0 348
2017 427 0 427

Where is the name Callum popular?

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Popularity of Callum as a first name

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Popularity of Callum as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Callum U.S.
  White 37.94% 64.26%
  African American 56.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Callum

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

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Fun Facts about the name Callum

  • How Popular is the name Callum? Callum is the 4,136th most popular name of all time. As a last name Callum was the 39,052nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Callum have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,322 babies born with the first name Callum in the United States. That's more than enough people named Callum 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 Callum? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Callum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Callum is Sunday, March 27th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Callum born? The highest recorded use of the first name Callum was in 2017 with a total of 427 babies.
  • Random Callum Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Callum is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 15 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Callum: Your name in reverse order is Mullac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lalcmu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Callum? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 564 people with the last name Callum.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Callum? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Callum as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k 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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