Callahan - boys name

Callahan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Callahan name meaning:

The name Callahan is of Irish origin and has a rich history behind it. It is derived from the Gaelic surname "Ó Ceallacháin," meaning "descendant of Ceallachán." Ceallachán itself is a diminutive form of the name Ceallach, derived from the Gaelic word "ceallach," which translates to "war" or "strife."

The name Callahan carries a strong and powerful connotation, reflecting its association with conflict and battle. It symbolizes courage, strength, and resilience, traits often attributed to warriors. Individuals with this name are believed to possess a determined and assertive nature, willing to face obstacles head-on and emerge victorious. This name evokes a sense of authority and leadership, as well as a certain level of competitiveness.

Callahan is a popular first name choice for baby boys in Irish and Celtic cultures, honoring their ancestral heritage and the warrior spirit. It bestows a sense of pride and identity, reminding individuals of their roots and the qualities they aspire to embody.

Origin: Irish




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Overall UK ranking: 3990 out of 4789

4 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Callahan

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