US Popularity:677
Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Powerful in battle; Descendant of Cathalán
If your new bundle of joy is the rock of your life that keeps you grounded, we have a name for you. The gender-neutral Scottish name Callan means "brave" or “powerful in battle." This charming name derives from Ó Cathaláin, which means “descendant of Cathalán.” Over the years, it has made its way through mainstream media, with a film and British TV show being called after this name. Another across-the-pond, popular version of Callan would be Cáthal, but either way, you’re tying baby to their roots and giving them something truly unique.

Callan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Callan is currently #344 on The Bump
Boy:Callan is currently #254 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Callan is currently #198 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Callan is currently #677 in U.S. births
Boy:Callan is currently #704 in U.S. births
Girl:Callan is currently #6282 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 658
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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