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  • Records indicate that 863 boys in the United States have been named Kalen since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 169 people in the U.S. were given the name Kalen. Those people are now 22 years old.

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      102 Positive Comments

  • "We named our son Kalen, we were thinking of Aaron and Ryan but just weren't sure, i grabbed the book of boys name and BOOM it just leapt out of the page at me, eh us ;-) we were both sold on it immediately, he loves it, book said it was Greek origin meaning warrior,he's now 12 so he loves that idea. Other sources it is of Gaelic origin meaning fair and slender, either way we/he wouldn't change it for the world. Tom, (Dublin, Ireland)" Feb. 5, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I?m a 17 year old guy and my name is Kalen (pronounced kay-len). I love the name, although I?ve had a few people say it?s a girl?s name, and whenever I go to places like Starbucks, they always spell my name wrong! I get Caitlin and Kaylin quite often. However, I?m glad it?s my name. It?s really unique and I love how many meanings it has." Dec. 13, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Never heard of this name before, so looked up unique boys names and I am in love with it. At first I thought it was kay-lyn but realise it's also Kal-en Undecided which way I would pronounce it now as love them both" Aug. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "It?s my name! I?m a guy, and personally I love it, and I?ve heard it mostly as a masculine name. I?ve never had any problems with it." Mar. 22, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4 year old son is named Kalen. His middle name is Lake. Kind of cool because same letters in both. He is without a doubt a Warrior! A Dragon...born in 2012 Year of dragon. I believe his mother first saw Cailyn(The Irish Spelling). But we had some kind of draw to the letter K. I love his name...many people call him Kale.Not me...he is my Kalen. And I wouldn't change a thing!" Mar. 2, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I chose the name Kalen (Kay-lin) by making a portmanteau from the first names of my son's two grandfathers. I had no idea that this name even existed until he was about 5. He's never been picked on and many think his name is cool. He gets the occasional 'kate-lin', and I wonder how since the letter t is not even in there." Sep. 20, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son who is a 6 month old, KALEN pronounced as K-ALLEN. When I got pregnant i start looking at baby names, i want it to be unique unlike those names that everyone has it, like mark, micheal etc. When i finally came across to this name i instantly fell in love with it. It's an irish name, means mighty warrior. Now most of the people pronounced it incorrectly, we just correct them. Nice to know that everyone here loves the name kalen like i do." May. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kalen is my husbands middle name.I love it wanted to name my son that but my sister-in-law named her son Kalen 3 weeks before my son was born." Sep. 16, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im expecting a babyboy feb 2013 and Kalen is the only name that has stuck with my husband and I since day one and seems to be the only one we really like. When we mentioned the name to my family they didnt seem to be big on it and I am worried that people will think its a girls name rather than unisex..depending on spelling. We will probably stick with this name.. I really do like it alot..better than most and I love how its not a name you hear alot. Now im having problems thinking of a middle name.. any suggestions :)" Aug. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love then name but can't decide how I should spell it; Kalen, Kallen Callen Calen Calhen" Jun. 13, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My experience with the name Kalen is..My best friend and boyfriends name is Kalen and I love the name I find it very unique and have never met another Kalen in my life(=" Jan. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kalen. He's 16, a three sport letterman at his high school. Quarterback, smart, kind. I love his name. We have never had any negativity about it. He's a mighty warrior!" Jan. 11, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kalen we say it just like it's spelled like Allen with K in front or kal-n. We get a lot of people calling him kaylin which is annoying. Hopefully he won't grow up hating his name because of it :( we loved it when we seen it had a Hawaiian meaning since Hawaii is our favorite place ever!" Dec. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is going to be 2 in September and his name is Kalen!!! I love that name!!! I first heard it on tv a basketball player in Michigan named Kalen Lucas and my brother's name is Kellen so I had to have Kalen be my Son!!" Aug. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a one month old baby girl and I have named her Kalen Serenity. I wanted to spell it Kaylin, though, but I had to compromise with my husband. I love the name, I think it's beautiful." Jan. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kalen. No one ever makes fun of him. I get a lot of compliments on his name. Its great to finally learn the meaning of his name now. I can't wait till he gets home from school so that I can tell him." Dec. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have this name too had it since 1989 Kalen spelled exactly like the same way and pronounced Kaylynn i like it but when i was little it took me awhile to understand why my mom named me that and to come to terms with the teasing now i take it in stride . I love that my name is as unique as me. When meet people for the first time they have alot of trouble pronouncing it but they get it right eventually. lol" Dec. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son born 1992 Kalen. I was told it meant holder of the keys. Because he was my first and will always hold the key to my heart, The name fit perfect. He's 18 now and I will bet he will not name his son Kalen II when he has one, but I stand by it. Still love the name!" Dec. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is named Kallen he was born in 1991. Today was the first day that I have heard anyone else named Kallen. The spelling was Calen and he was 21 years old. Our son was named after Mr. Winslow who played for the Denver Broncos years ago. I decided to spell his name different and YES everyone thinks it is a girls name and calls him Helen. Most people call him Kal and everyone usually asks about his name and comments on what a cool name it is!!!" Nov. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name because it's my name, too! Except it's spelled Kailen but pronounced the same way. :) I also get called Kaitlen, a lot." Nov. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Boyfriend's name is Kalen and I ADORE the name to death ! I'm really jealous of the name cuz its so unique and sounds really cool . People make fun of him and call him Kalina and Katlynn or some gurl name but he hates it and I always tell him I'm gonna name my kid Kalen and its a beautiful name and barley no one has it ." Oct. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my little boy Kalen because I just loved the name....two months later my friend's sister in law called her baby girl Caolynn...different spelling...same made people question if I had given my son a girls name...I was gutted...I'm over it now though and am reassured by the comments on this page...and just adore my little babs and his fab name!!!" Oct. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kalen. The town I was living in at the time had TWO Kalen's (boys) in the high school. My son gets called Katelynn a lot but he just corrects them and it's no big deal." Aug. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son's name is Kalen. My wife Veronica came up with the name so that he would have the same initials as I do (KAL). But then she wanted to include her surname as a hypenated name and we were later devorced. He lived with her during his formative years and goes by her surname and dropped mine (was told that was out of practicality, but...). I guess his initials would now be KAO!? So much for that. I don't know where or how she came up with the name, but it does fit him well and does work with our family surnames so it stuck. It's great to hear that it has this interesting Hawaiian meaning though. Thanks." Apr. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen and people without knowing me think I am a girl. but i love it" Apr. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 23 year old girl and this is my name too! Everyone always told me that I had a boys name. I love it and everyone always tells me how different it is!" Mar. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the name Kalen too I cant say i`m a brave knight but I can be.Its funny that I have never met anyone named kalen. I love this name cant beleave theres only about 900 people in the US named kalen.Its kind of cool when you think about it to have such a unique name.I have never been picked on about my name.I consider myself a easy-going guy and good with people even though i dont agree with most of them. I was born on the year of the rat. I love hamsters and dogs.I trust animals more than I trust some people.I like rock 'n roll and most other music that has a good beat to it.I thank my mom for naming me kalen. So let no one tell you that you have a stupid name and just rock on and be proud of your name.Your name is like your DNA it tells people about your self or it can be like apicture that tells the person what you look like it gives them a real impression. So remember to charish your name and rock and roll." Nov. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kalen and I love my name.I just looked up the meaning of kalen and it means brave knight,king,solider,and warrior in hawiian. this is awesome!" Nov. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen . I am 39 years old. I love who I am ,and is happy to have the name.." Sep. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen, spelled and pronounced that way, And im happy with the name i,ve got." Jun. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen and i am a female. I always used to hate my name i thought it was dorkey but now i love it many people compliment it. Many people spell it as Kalin or Kaylen and most pronounce it as Kaitlen but i love my name i think it's veary unique because i have only met 1 person ever who has had the same name." Jun. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen Star!! I am a 16 year old male!! I LOVE MY NAME, although people often pronounce is KAY-LYNN and spell is Kailen or Kaylen!! There is actually another kid with the same spelling of my name that attends my high school!! I like my name, and it defiently goes beyond the racial sterotype of names like Tyreke and Raheim!" Jun. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son,who is 22yrs, was named Kalen. I wanted Kelan & my husband.... well Van Kalen. (my pick added with '80s band "Van Halen")He will be happy to know there are more male Kalens out there. My husband is Czech so it goes with our last name." Jun. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen knight and im 15...alot of people spell is like Kaylin (which is the girl way and im a guy) I like my name and most do but people also pronounce it wrong, its nice to know im not the only Kalen around:)" May. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had my son in July and we named him Kalen, we were originally going with the spelling Cailen but my sister kept miss-spelling it and it ended up as Calien so we changed it to avoid the nickname Cailen the alien! ha ha... i love it even more!" Mar. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am due with a little one that I had decided to name Caillan or Kalen. Finding out that it was a boy just made the spelling choice for me. The way I figured I would pronounce it was Kale-N. I have two girls with very celtic sounding names and always had a huge thing for not picking a name that was so familiar that there would be dozens of others to get confused with. I am glad to see it is not so rare that people have never heard of it but is rare enough that it brings a special something extra for those who share it." Feb. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen! I am an 11 year old girl from Rhode Island! I have seen people on game shows with my name but I have never really met somebody with that name. Ka len (there are spaces in it) means air in Korean. One thing I know is I absolutly love my name!" Feb. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "THIS IS MY NAME TOO! I'm 25, female, pronounced like calen-der. Everyone says it wrong but once they hear it they really like it!!" Feb. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen, great name nowadays. I am male, turning 48 this year so I grew up with alot of teasing about it. It is interesting the amount of people that will tell you what type of origin the name has. They are always different and I just pretend not to know. It makes them feel smart. Cheers." Feb. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is the name of my second son.we chose kalen because my name is kellen and my first sons name is kaleb combine the two and we got kalen" Jan. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Kalen.. we say it "Kay-Lin" and he gets called Kate Lynn a lot! lol We just laugh, he loves his name and so do I. I got tons of compliments on it when I named him." Jan. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have just named my new son Kalen and the response so far has been really supportive, i also like that it can be a girls name as women can be mighty warriors too." Dec. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Kalen, but isnt pronounced like most do. We pronounce it almost like cow-lyn. Ive never yet heard it pronounced this way but I love it!" Dec. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen and I'm an 18 year old male from the UK. I love my name now, I didn't when I was young but I get so many good comments about it now I am getting older. Love it." Dec. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm pregnant with a little guy and we been debating on names. I really like the name Kalen for a boy. I like the spelling Kallen though. I also really like the name Kaden. So my husband and I are still up in the air." Nov. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 20 year old girl named Kalen. I use to hate my name when I was little but now I love it. I always get compliments on how pretty it is. Normally when people say they know guys who has the same name, but normally they spell it Calen. But anyhoo, I love my name & am so happy with it. & I am almost full blooded Irish, so it fits haha." Nov. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes my name is Kalen and I have never met another kalen in my life oh yes and im Canadian!" Nov. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kalen, I got it from the book The Magician, but it was Calin in there, but spelt Kalen, Kallen, Kalan or Kallan it is an irish name that means mighty warrior. And it sure beats being in class with 5 other kids with the same name." Oct. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I actually never heard this name, I actually liked the name Talen but my 3yr old is already a T name and a friend's sons name is Talen so I replaced the T with a K.....Kalen. I am somewhat people will mistake it for Kaylin but I just can't get myself away from this name." Oct. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've had the same "problems" as some of the other posters - family members who cannot spell Kalen or people who do not read completely (ie. I've been called just about any name that can begin with "K".) Overall, I love the name. I've met only one other person with it, though it was spelled Calen. Also I have been stuck with the nickname Kato due to the OJ Simpson trial from when I was in high school. By the way, my mother got it from a billboard. Go figure!" Oct. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "yaeh my names kalen i am smokin hott an i like my name it means somthing like barve knight" Sep. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son this name, but spelled it Kehlen after my maiden name (Kehler) in honour of my family maiden name. We love the name and have had many people comment positively on it." Aug. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen, and I'm a 19 year-old male. I've been told it's a girl's name a few times, but I've never had much trouble with it other than that. I didn't know it was Irish, though, which is funny because I'm a redhead. Most people call me Kale." Jul. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Kalen pronounced(Kay-len). last name Maahs. Male 22yr old." Jul. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I never knew the name Kalen existed until very recently, even though I named my now 5 year old son Kalen (and even saw that a previous poster also named her son Kalen with the same middle name as my son Kalen (too neat if you ask me for such a not well known name). I actually derived his name from his two grandfathers first names in hopes of him having a unique name. I think it's too cool to find others with the name Kalen, but also knowing it is still a unique name." Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen. There is also a gaelic name, chaelen, which means 'like the sun'." May. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen and I am a 24 year old womyn. I have loved the originality of my name and the power in it's meaning. I like that is can be both a boy and girl name. My mom found the name in a book 2 weeks after I was born...up until that point I was "Rose-Bud"." Apr. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a new grandson, born 3/24/08, and his father named him Kalen. It is a fine name." Mar. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born on February 13 and we named him Kalen Joseph. I fell in love with the name right around the time of the ultrasound and new it was a perfect fit. Some people respond well to his name and others don't say much, but it does not bother me one bit! I also love the meaning of his name, and I hope that Kalen will grow up to be strong, just like a warrior! :)" Mar. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen, I'm 18, and yeah some people made fun of me in middle school, but I choose to think of them as the intellectually inferior amongst us. People that tease people for something they cannot control are pathetic. But I'm proud to be named Kalen, nobody else in my school district has the same name. I have only met one other person with this name, and he spelled it Kalin. I've heard teachers and even family members say/write Kaylene, Kaylin, Kallen, Kailin, etc. It's funny because they never ask for clarification. I'm not exactly sure, but I think Kalen is Celtic." Feb. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "we picked the name for our son to be unique. Unfortunately, many think its a girl's name." Feb. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Last year I named my son Kalen. We love the name. In the 10,000 baby names book it says there are origins in Gaelic, Hawaiian, and Arabic cultures. Note that Kalen for a boy is not pronounced like the girl's name Kalyn." Jan. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a "Kalen" as well. It is old Irish, Celtic, Gaelic in origin. No "K" in Gaelic, but a "Ch" instead. Originally Chaelan, from what I've found." Jan. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kalen and im a 18 year old girl. So this can be a boy or girl name" Dec. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughetr (3) in named Kalen. Everyone wants to put a t in there - but my wife and I get complimented on it." Oct. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kalen is my name also (male), and only the past couple of decades have people (women, mainly) complemented me on it. Now it seems they almost go out of their way to tell me how "cool" it is. Funny, what a name can do." Oct. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like. If I'm blessed with another child , I plan to use this name." Sep. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen and I dont think it is a popular name for girls>" Sep. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little brother's name is Kalen. He is 9 years old now." Aug. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is going to be my sons name in 6 short weeks ...I cant wait. I think the name is very unoriginal and thats what I like so much.Pronounced--Cal-lyn" Aug. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "its my name, and im proud of it :) it makes me unique" Jul. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a Great name "Kalen" I love it! I named my son "Kalen"! My name is Ken but I'm thinking to changing it to Kalen Sr. :)" Jul. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name. I'm 10 and no one spells it like mine. I have seen caylen, kailyn but not Kalen." Jul. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister discovered the name Kalen back in 1981 when she was searching for an uncommon boy's name. My nephew likes his name so much that he bestowed it on his son as well. In fact, one of his old school friends chose Kalen for her son too. Personally, I love it; I just wish that people would stop pronouncing it "Kaitlin"." Jun. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kalen brent hudson this is the beset name ever so everyone should be named this!!!" Jun. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "20 years now I've lived with it and as you get older it seems to grow on the ones who meet you, its a very different name and growing up through school I had a fun time trying to pick out who was talking to me because Katlin sounds very similar. So if thats manageable to deal with and teachers don't assume you are a girl its one of the best names out there. Though for the record I have never met a guy with the name Kalen, I have however met a girl with the same name spelled Kaylen. Also note that you want to make sure your relatives know how to spell the name correctly because to this day I still get cards and presents with, "Kaylin," "Kalinn," "Kalyn" and "Kaylynn,"" May. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kalen is the best name ever. Because it's my name. It's distinct, and so am I." May. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names kalen and i'm a pimp. so that makes my name pimp." May. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son was born 8 months ago and called Kalen. We found this name in a rare American baby-name-book. It was a new name for us (we never heared about it before), but we loved it. We are living in Germany, people have to asked twice about the name, but generaly do not have a problem with it. We pronounce it with the "a" sounding as a capital "A". Kalen is an unusual name, that makes it interesting." May. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my son this but my husband is not going for it...he says it is too uncommon..." Apr. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Kalen, and im a girl.... i think that's cool that guys and girls have that name, when my mom named me Kalen she didn't hear of anyone else spelling their name like mine... and she didn't know it was a guys name too... I love my name though" Mar. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love this name from the first time I saw it! I just named my son Kalen, and at first I was second guessing myself, but now that I see him getting a little older I'm so happy that I gave him this special name. It is a unique and great name that a very select few boys/men have." Mar. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kalen and i am a male. worst case scenario is that i am reffered to as a girl during role call in classes. besides that i love my name and others do too." Feb. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriends name is Kalen and I think it is a very sexy name. I have never heard of anybody else with that name which makes it even better." Dec. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I didn't know that Kalen is a boy's name. i was named kalen and im a girl. i dont know why my mom named me that way, but i like it. i think it's cute and unique :p" Dec. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 15 year old UK boy and my name is Kalen. I have quite a few people telling me they like my name, and that they like it because it's unusual etc. A few supply teachers call me Calen if they don't know me but otherwise I've NEVER had a problem with it! I really like my name!" Dec. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Kalen at the moment he is only 3 so we have had no bad experiences not sure what will happen when he goes to school,he has brothers called Jevon and Sheldon so I guess you could say we go for unusual names." Dec. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Girls tell me it's unique, but teachers call me "Kal-lin"" Nov. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name ... Kalen because thats my boyfriend name .." Nov. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kalen hudson but nobody else in the world is named kalen" Oct. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen, and my experiences with this name are harsh. Many people find my name feminine and cant pernounce or spell it correctly." Sep. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've had pronounce my name as k-ay-l-eh-n, even after multiple corrections, I prefer the pronunciation of k-ah-l-eh-n. Even had one guy call me k-ay-l-ee-n once." Jul. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 17 year old daughter is named Kalen. When I was a child I had a girlfriend in school with this same name and spelling. However, we are finding Kalen to be a more popular boy's name. Hum?" Jul. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name, not many people i have met are named kalen and its often mispelled not mispronounced... it has been spelled cailin, kaylen, kailen kalin or even a few others... i dont necessarily like my name buts its what i got and i stick with it:P" Jul. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen. My father heard the name long ago from a secretary. The name is Welsh. Most people pronounce my name incorrect. Ka - len is how I pronounce it. The spelling by most people is way off. I usually have to say it twice for someone to fully remember how to spell it. I met a couple that said they named their child 'Galen' but thought that wasn't right so they named him 'Kalen'. I'm a female by the way. I love my name. It isn't a very popular name which I really like." Jun. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I fell in love with the most bottyful girl named nicole. we have been married for 10 years and have 12 children and are expecting sextuplets. so yeah im very proud of the luck my name has given me." Jun. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name. Some people misunderstand and think it to be Caitlen or something more feminine. It means Warrior and is quite nice." Jun. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "when i lived in the states it was ok and fine. but over in ireland nobody can get it which really annoys me" May. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kalen is one of he names that we are thinking about naming our little baby boy soon" Apr. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like this name and originally thought of it as a boys name. I have come in contact with a female Kalen though spelled "Kalynn" and I am confused as to whether it is more of a girls or boys name." Mar. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I have enjoyed it :) My original name was suppossed to be kaleb, but my parents decided to start a tradition of ending all of their childrens first names with an "n". My older brothers names: Aaron and Steven, and then my little sisters name, Corrin. I sometimes get surprised when people correctly spell or pronounce my name. People usually get my name mixed up with "Katelynd" or others close pronounciations. In my high school we have roughly 100 students, and oddly enough there is another student with almost the same name as mine, Kalyn. Also, she is in my same grade. But, other than that I havent met anyone else with the same name." Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen and I am a female. Hmm. My parents said it was the easiest way to spell it, so they went with it." Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "my name is kalen and im a boy im13 and have problems cause they always pick on my name then i beat them up" Dec. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen. People always spell and pronounce it wrong.I think its a cool name. I am afemale." Oct. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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  • "My names Kalen (Pronounced Kay-Len) and when I was a little girl I used to hate it cause everyone always called me Kaitlyn or they miss pronounced it (K-Allen) and stuff like that. Now I've never been bullied for my name cause everyone at school actually always liked it even though I didn't. For a while I even had people call me Kay, Lennie or Len but I've finally grown to love it. It's different, just like me and I couldn't imagine myself with another name that everyone else has like my sisters do( Ashton & Kara)." Jul. 6, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen. I am 44 years and I am a woman. Never could figure out where my name sounds masculine?Sorry my name is girlie to me. I have gotten compliments on my name my whole life. Men especially love my name and tell me it's beautiful. Kalen Jean :)" Dec. 2, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kalen is my name. I really love it. btw, I am a girl." Jul. 8, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I added a name as Kalen. i just love the name. btw im a guy" Aug. 25, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name! My sons name is Calen but no one pronounces it right so I was thinking of changing the spelling to Kalen? He's one so I figured if I'm going to do it I should now." Apr. 7, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to change my name to Kalen because as a srilankan we have the longest and boringest name it's all to do with some wired pride my real names sounds soo annoying and Kalen is an awesome name I really want to change it to Kalen :p" Jan. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Falen and i have a wonderful, now 18 year old son named Kalen! Pronounced Kay-lon. I didnt know anyone with the name in 1992. His dad is Keith i took his K, dropped my F and the name was born. We love it. It fits him to the T." Nov. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 3 year old son's name is (Kal-en) I knew a guy in highschool with the name and it stuck with me over the years. My husband and I love love it! We got some bad feedback from family members when I wAs pregnant. There are more compliments now though! My husband is matt and I am Amy so we wanted something not so common! :-) only regret is spelling... Wish we would have done (Kallen instead of Kalen)" Oct. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriends name is kalen and we live in a very small town and i love that it is unique! i have never met anyone with the same name and love that his name translates into king, warrior and knight! hes my kight:)" May. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Means little wolf in gaelic... Kalen also means loyal or dog in Hebrew, and in Greek it means beautiful in body and soul" May. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my son Kalen who will be 18y.o. this year. just like everyone else, they confuse him with being a girl. but most people love his name. Galen was my reason for the name. in Scotland and other parts of europe name is a first and a last name." Mar. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I wish i could say this is a great name because i really do like it but i had some struggles growing up in elementary school i was put on a few girls basketball teams cus people cant seem to read the application right. I was also made fun of through out middle school and high school but now that im in college and have gained 30lbs of muscle its much better. If your going to name your boy Kalen you better make sure he owns it and make sure no families members make fun of the name so the kid doesnt become so self conscious." Feb. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi I am a boy and my name is kalen too I like my name but have never met anyone with the same name spelled the same way I never new there were so many other kalens" Dec. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I gave my son the name Kalen 13 years ago and was criticized for doing so. My co-workers said it sounded too much like a girls name. But, I am such an individual that I just ignored the comments. I discovered one other person that named her son Kalen, back then. This made me feel so much more comfortable. I came up with the name because I originally wanted to name him Jalen, but, it was so over-used. My son is really uncomfortable with his name. He has been called Kaitlyn and mistaken for a female in public settings. Example: Doctor visits, they say, "You can bring HER back now or SHE can come on back now." It is so refreshing to see so many people with the same name...spelled the same." Oct. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kalen (kay lin) is my 28 yr. old son's name. I first saw the name watching the movie "The Long Riders" when I was pregnant with him. It is James Keach's son's name, and James and Stacy Keach played Frank and Jesse James in the movie. James's son Kalen played Jesse, Jr. in it and I saw his name in the credits and thought it perfect with our last name Kerlin. As far as I know there has never been any trouble with people mispronouncing it. Those that pronounce it as rhyming with Allen would have that problem though. I'm a firm believer in what we name our children does contribute to their personality. Kalen is compassionate, easy going, athletic, extremely good-looking, always loved dragons and mythology, knights, fairy tales and fantasies. He now has a beautiful son that he named Tristan (after one of the Knights of the Round Table). The mighty warrior meaning fits him, but not in an in-your-face full force way. The mighty warrior in him would come in an unexpected, out of the blue, ingenious and unpredictable way that the enemy would never see coming until it was too late." Sep. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son kalen & adore the name, one gaelic meaning is sporty which I'm hoping he'll be!!" Sep. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "love it!! we pronounce it KAL-N just wished i had spelled it Kallen so people might see it as allen with a k infront of it - so they might pronounce it correctly..." Aug. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Kalen (back in 1974) after my Dad's boss' daughter (born in the 1960s). I always loved the uniqueness of my name and resisted family members' desires to call me by nicknames. However, when the "Days of Our Lives" character, Kayla, became popular in the mid eighties, I began to hate my name because people began mispronouncing it. ("Hooked on Phonics" worked for me!) Now the name is as pedestrian as Ashley or Taylor. YUK! I would never name a daughter (or worse, a son) Kalen. One plus is that people assume I'm younger than I am (35) but a negative is that it's a ditzy-sounding name now. Sigh. At least I know that no one in the world has my full name: Kalen Melisse." Aug. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have named my son Kalen, with the meaning 'Keeper of the keys', of English origin. I have had positive feedback about the name, although many people do spell it wrong." May. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I thought i was alone! (lol) Im a 32 yo guy from Melbourne Australia. never met anyone with the same name. been called every k name under the sun! Mighty Warrior huh? Hail to the King baby!!!" Jan. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I name my name Kalen because they pronounce my Chinese name Kah-len." Nov. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 38 year old male. I was named Kalen (pronounced Kah-len) although most people call pronounce it Kal-len or Kellen or Kal. My mother got the name from a film "The Defiant Ones" starring Sidney Potier and Tony Curtis. In that film, Potier's character was named Cullen. Since my My mom is Yugoslavian, she heard it and spelled it differently. Hence, Kalen. I always correct people when they call me Kay-lin, or any such resemblance. It seems to be an American pronunciation. Since I'm half Yugoslavian and half Nigerian, I guess having an uncommon name always suited me and I couldn't imagine named differently." Aug. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend name is Kalen and He says it means king. I don't know but I love" Aug. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Parents Named me Kalen and people spell t wrong i get teased a little but nothing serious though this is a cool name parents name your boy Kalen its a cool named" Aug. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband selected Kalen for our son, who was born in Oct 1992. I had never heard it before but liked the celtic origin. He often gets called Katlin and other variations. A few years ago we agreed we would change his name when he decided on one he preferred. He decided Kalen was really unique and nothing else would work for him." Jul. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey All others Kalen's.. My Name is Kalen Last name Coleman im a girl..13 yrs. old B-Day Sept.20.94 and i love my name and everyone tells me its a very pretty name" Jun. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "ok my name is kalen.. i am 15 and i hate it. people call me katelyn kaylee they call me all sorts of things and it gets old. i hate my name. then on top of that.. everybody spells it wrong. plus i have never met in my life anybody namend kalen and spelt the same way as mine. i have heard of many.. but they are all males:( i go by reigh reigh because my middle name is reigh. so please think before you name your children." Jun. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am bulgarian, and in Bulgaria name Kalin is very popular! KALEN in bulgarian language means hardy, robust, inured or steeled men, or temper, harden steel. Old bulgarian language is a branch of the iranian/sarmatian languages and in ýssetian KAELAEN means To make magic!" Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a relative (boy) named Kalen and I think it's tough on him to often be told that it is a "girl's name". I also have a Kris (boy) and he too has had a very rough time with the spelling of "his" name. A word to parents-to-be, please think of your child and the life time he/she will have with the name you choose often time on no more than a whim..." Feb. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen, too. As a female who is 40, I have been called everything in the book. Most folks actually call me Karen when they look at the spelling too quickly--they just assume it is a typo. (My sister's name is Karen) My name is not Celtic as many would believe--rather, my mother created it KA from her mother Kate and LEN from her sister Helen. I have always cherrished the name since is has such a profound origin (family). I, too, find it as a conversation starter which generally leads to interesting facts you learn about each other." Feb. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kalen is my twin and not very many spell his name wrong. And how to say it is "KA-LEN"And there is like two other "Kalens" but They're probobly spelled different like "Calen" it sounds the same but is spelled different and to bug him is to call him "Katlen",[KAT-LIN].But please don't." Feb. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kalen is my name also; I'm a white male in my 40's and have never meet anyone who spells it our way. Your son definitely has a unique name. The name always starts up a friendly conversation; people defiantly remember it as opposed to a more common name. I have found many people question my ethnicity until meeting with me. As a child I don't ever recall being teased about my name and I'm sure your son will do fine. Good to hear there is another Kalen out there." Feb. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my eight year old son Kalen. I saw the name and loved it immediately. I read that it meant Warrior in Irish/Celtic. I had a difficult pregnancy and felt this was a fitting name. I have never met another Kalen, but think it is a fabulous/special name. I have to repeat it several times and spell it so people know what it is and how to pronounce it." Jan. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my eight year old son Kalen. I saw the name and loved it immediately. I read that it meant Warrior in Irish/Celtic. I had a difficult pregnancy and felt this was a fitting name. I have never met another Kalen, but think it is a fabulous/special name. I have to repeat it several times and spell it so people know what it is and how to pronounce it." Jan. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well hello to fellow Kalen's. I am also a Kalen. What i have found, Kalen is irish and means follower of light. Everybody always tells me that Kalen is a girls name. Haha" Jan. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kalen and people pronouce it wrong ALL the time. it is pronouced Ka lin even after i tell them is ka lin they still call me kalyn. it grrrrrr's me" Jan. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalyn but its pronounced the same. People dont pick on me...they just call me KK lol!!!" Dec. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen. Im 16 and im a male. It is an ok name but it gets kinda old when you get made fun of by being called Katelen or something like that but i guess its a cool name considering that i have only met one person with the same name just spelt different." Oct. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kalen. Saw it in a baby name book and it was the first name my husband and I both fell in love with and agreed upon at the same time. He is 4 1/2 now, and I LOVE the name. Everyone does." Oct. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes my name has been Kalen now for going on 22 years. Its funny the first time you introduce yourself to people, they never understand your name, they always think you said Kevin, or something to that nature but when they finally get it right they don't usually forget it. It is a pretty cool name. I had three other Kalen's in my high school but they were all ladies. People will always comment on how interesting your name is, it's just rare, hell look at the great chart we have." Oct. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen, 20 years old, only recently have i realisd how cool a name it is. everybody always tells me what a great name it is" Oct. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "They keep thinking I would be a female. Not only that, but people don't know how to spell or pronouce it well." Aug. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a black boy with the name Kalen. Do you think that is wierd." Jul. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name but when I introduce myself everyone always thinks I'm saying Katelyn." Jul. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Kalen. I have always liked this name. We pron. it like K-al-en." Jun. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are thinking of naming our second child Kalen if it is a boy. I like that it is an Irish name and I like Kale for short....very unique. We have written the name many ways...I do not want people calling him Kaylin...Kalen if you take the K away is alen like ale. Such a wonderful name...Kalen" May. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Kalen Tazz. He doesn't really like it but I told him he could go by Kal or Kale when he gets older. His friends call him Kado." Apr. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. I'm a girl. I've meet a few Kalen's over the years some girl and some boy. But no one has ever spelled it like this. People get creative with it. Now that I'm on this site so much for being original!!! LOL!!!" Mar. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nam is kalen and i am a girl dont use my name again in anything im not a boy! u weirdos" Feb. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen and I'm a male and while it sucked while i was in grade school due to teasing ("isnt that a girls name?") and the fact that few children can pronounce it, as an adult, I'm frequently complimented (like i had anything to do with my own naming) and it is always something to talk about when meeting new people (aka women.) Rule of thumb for naming your boy 'Kalen' 1) they will be made fun of as a direct result of the name while they are young 2)people over the phone, tele-marketers, will assume your a woman while you are pre-pubescent 3)none of these things will matter if the kid can deal till age 13 4) it automatically sets them apart in a positive way" Dec. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It can be quite annoying. I have to introduce myself twice everytime. It would work better for a girl since most people would just go with it. But for a guy most people think you are saying kaitlin. Spelling isnt an issue I just get tired of turning my head when the teacher calls kaitlin" Oct. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "The correct way to was this name is kal-n not kay-len, it can also be pronounced Ka-len. Often it is mis-pronounced as kay-len." Jul. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "they spell it and pronounce it wrong all the time. I pronounce it kay-len. I've only met two guys with the name Kalen" Jun. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kalen..who is a very hot guy I met is a very free spirited guy. Irrisponsible some what but smart at the same time. He is 37, graying and childish. A good dad and totally untamable which is the attaction. Never met anyone like him before." May. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalen, and I love it. Most people think it's a girl's name, but that's okay. I'm actually a bisexual, so i guess it suits me, sort of a middle ground name, not to masculine or too feminine." May. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, My name would be Kalen, and of course people spell it wrong constantly whether using C's or a variety of different vowels between the consonants, But mostly my only Beef with the name is that, I am male, and Kalen is a much to feminie name. Close in spelling and identical in pronunciation of the Female name Kaylen, so obviously I've been forced to deal with torment from my fellow peers all throughout elementary school and Middle school. On the upside by High School everyone generally accepts the name so I suppose it isn't all negative once you hit your late teen years. Anyways that would be my opinion." Jan. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kalen is a wonderful name. We do feel you should change the preference that it is a boy's name. My beautiful daughter has the name of kalen." Dec. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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