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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kellan

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User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Maryland, United States says the name Kellan means "Mighty Warrior" and is of Irish origin.
  • A user from Colorado, United States says the name Kellan is of Irish origin and means "Mighty Warrior".
  • A submission from Michigan, United States says the name Kellan means "Depending on which Gaelic language it's derrived from, the name Kellan can mean "bright headed and fair" (IE blond & beautiful, VS smart & just), Warrior, or "little rock"." and is of Gaelic origin.
  • A user from Tennessee, United States says the name Kellan is of Irish origin and means "Bright headed one".
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International Interest
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Kellan

Kellan Lutz is a model and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Kellan was born on March 15th, 1985 in Dickinson, North Dakota. Kellan is also known as Lutz and Kellan.


Kellan Lain is a hockey player for the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2012. Kellan was born on August 11th, 1989 in Oakville, Ontario.


Kellan Quick is a football player. Kellan was born on November 11th, 1983 in Nampa, Idaho.


Kellan Zindel is an athlete for the Texas Outlaws.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1958 6 0 6
1968 5 5 0
1980 9 0 9
1981 31 10 21
1982 52 11 41
1983 53 10 43
1984 42 9 33
1985 59 12 47
1986 78 13 65
1987 58 7 51
1988 43 7 36
1989 60 9 51
1990 57 11 46
1991 52 10 42
1992 63 8 55
1993 49 6 43
1994 53 8 45
1995 52 12 40
1996 56 13 43
1997 55 11 44
1998 69 13 56
1999 64 7 57
2000 76 15 61
2001 79 6 73
2002 94 9 85
2003 109 8 101
2004 141 14 127
2005 145 11 134
2006 147 19 128
2007 247 19 228
2008 175 14 161
2009 419 19 400
2010 830 23 807
2011 838 21 817
2012 830 17 813
2013 869 27 842
2014 824 16 808
2015 786 12 774
2016 608 9 599
2017 506 8 498
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International Interest for Kellan

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Kellan as a first name

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Popularity of Kellan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kellan U.S.
  White 80.74% 64.26%
  African American 14.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kellan

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kellan

  • How Popular is the name Kellan? Kellan is the 2,713th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kellan was the 126,765th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kellan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,789 babies born with the first name Kellan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kellan to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kellan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1958 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kellan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kellan is Tuesday, August 25th, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Kellan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kellan was in 2013 with a total of 842 babies.
  • Random Kellan Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kellan is not a popular baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Kellan: Your name in reverse order is Nallek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Klnael. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kellan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 135 people with the last name Kellan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kellan? Kellan is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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