Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KA-lehn
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Meaning & History

Means "whelp, young dog" in Scottish Gaelic. This name was borne by Cailean Mór, a 13th-century Scottish lord and ancestor of Clan Campbell.

Related Names

VariantColin
Other Languages & CulturesColin(English) Coileán(Medieval Irish)
Surname DescendantsMacCallion(Scottish) MacCailein(Scottish Gaelic)

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Sources & References

  1. Mark, Colin. The Gaelic-English Dictionary. Routledge, 2003, page 714.
Entry updated January 21, 2022