Meaning and Origin of: Calhoun

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Warrior
  • Irish : The narrow woods

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : variant of Scottish Colquhoun.
  • This prominent early American name was brought across the Atlantic Ocean by Scotch-Irish pioneers who entered Pennsylvania in about 1733. The American statesman John C. Calhoun (1782–1850), born in Abbeville District, SC, served in both houses of Congress, was secretary of war, and vice president of the U.S. (1825–32).