Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Callan

Callan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathaláin meaning “descendant of Cathalán”, Cathalán a diminutive of Cathal meaning “battle fury” or “battle ardor”, made up from Old Irish cath (battle, fight) and gal (valor; fury; ardor).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Celtic

Meaning: battle fury, battle ardor

Usage: Scottish, Irish, English

Variants:

  • Kallan (English)

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