O´Callan / Callan

The name Callan or O´Callan in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Cathalain sept that was located in counties Armagh and Monaghan. This name is taken from Gaelic words that translate as 'battle mighty' and is also sometimes anglicized as Cahalane and Culhane.

Origen: Irlandés. The name Callan comes from the Irish Gaelic O Cathalain. The Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a link to a proud, ancient past. The name is possibly derived from Cathalan, king of Farney slain in 1028, whose name means Little Charles, and from whom the family is thought to have descended. Cathalan was in turn descended from Coleman Mor, the king of Meath and (the 133rd Monarch of Ireland). First found in county Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Variantes: Callan, Callanan, Caillan, Calan, Calanan, Callen, Callin, Callon, Callinan, Callinon, y otros.