Meaning and Origin of Callan - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Callan

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • German : Chatter
  • Irish : Powerful in battle

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathaláin ‘descendant of Cathalán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of Cathal (see Cahill).
  • Irish and Scottish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ailin, a patronymic from an old Gaelic personal name derived from ail ‘rock’.
  • Irish and Scottish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cailin ‘son of Cailin’ (see Collin).