What does the baby name Kalen mean? Learn about what Kalen means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Kalen - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

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K-A-L-E-N, is a 5-letter male given name.
Meaning of Kalen
Mighty warrior.
Origin of Kalen
The name 'Kalen' is of Gaelic origin. It is derived from the Irish surname Ó Cathaláin, which means 'descendant of Cathalán'. The name Cathalán is a diminutive form of the Irish name Cathal, meaning 'battle ruler' or 'mighty in battle'.
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Popularity of Kalen
The name 'Kalen' has experienced moderate popularity over the years. It gained some popularity in the United States during the late 20th century and early 21st century. However, it has not reached the top ranks of popular baby names and remains relatively uncommon.
Kalen currently has 3 likes, and is in the top 9% of liked boy's names. The name Adisa is slightly more popular than Kalen.

Etymology of Kalen

The name 'Kalen' is derived from the Irish name Cathal, which is composed of two elements: 'cath', meaning 'battle', and 'val', meaning 'rule' or 'ruler'. Therefore, the name 'Kalen' can be interpreted as 'battle ruler' or 'mighty in battle'.

Cultural Significance of Kalen

In Irish culture, names often hold deep cultural and historical significance. The name 'Kalen' reflects the importance of battles and rulership in ancient Irish society. It may have been given to boys as a way to express their potential for leadership and strength in times of conflict.