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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Kellen

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Kellen in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Kellen:

  • Records indicate that 11,787 boys in the United States have been named Kellen since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 924 people in the U.S. were given the name Kellen. Those people are now 8 years old.

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    Comments about the name Kellen

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      15 Positive Comments

  • "My sons name is Kellen and we all love it. His name suits him. He's cool, handsome and caring. And it goes lovely with his sisters name Kira." Mar. 23, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love Kellen/Kellan but only as a boy's name. I don't understand people wanting to name their daughter a masculine name." Feb. 3, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a boy named Kellen. The name is very original and not super common. I love it! It's one of those names that you can just say over and over again without it becoming weird to say!" Nov. 24, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My five year old son's name is Kellan. It's the best name ever! He gets complimented all the time and I love that he'll never have another Kellan in any of his classes, unlike all the poor Aidens and Ethans out there :)" Oct. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kelen. (one L) I love my name and am finding that it is growing in popularity. Ive actually dated a girl by the name of Kellyn. Very odd but it was cool." Feb. 1, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is now 4 months old and when she was born we didnt have a name for her. We wanted a name that was not common and when we found out that the student midwife that helped me deliver her was called Kellen we loved it. It even has my name Ellen in it which makes it even more special. Perfect name we love it. People do pronounce it wrong but its simple to read and understand i just think people say it wrong as they are not confident about the name as its one they may have not come across before. Love it x" Aug. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kellen, spelled Kellynne. I am female and 30 years old. I like my name but wish it was spelled Kellen. Many people try to put an A into the name -Kelly Anne. I also like it for a boy." Jul. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Kellan Jack and we think it is an awesome name. Easy to spell and pronounce without being "common". He is the only Kellan we have come across so far and people are always remarking what a wonderful name it is. It is a beautiful name!" Apr. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our Kellen was born in 1997. I found the name in the last novel I read before giving birth to him (Steve Martini's, "The List"). We've never had one regret about his name. It's unique without being strange and unpronounceable. He's in the fourth grade now and there's never been another Kellen in any school or daycare he's attended. Thank you Steve Martini!" Mar. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name. He is 2 years old. We absolutely loved the name when we saw it on the internet. People do mispronounce it though...they say Callum or Cailean. I've been an elementary teacher for 18 years and I've never taught or heard of a Kellen before so it was perfect. It's very unique. Now I'm pregnant again with another boy and we are really having a hard time with another Irish gaelic or similar origin. We really want something unique again." Aug. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "kellen is my little brothers name. i do like the name!!! although people get confused on how to say it!!!" May. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son kellen he was born in 2005, his name is pronounced kel-n. many people say kay-lynn? i have only met one other person that had a grandson born around the same time with the name." May. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a girl with the name kellen and everyone says "wow! that's a wonderful and unusal name" no-one knows that it is a boys name." Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our second son Kellen. We've gotten nothing but positive feedback on his name. We were looking for something uncommon, but something people would know how to pronounce and spell. It's perfect!" Mar. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is named Kellen Mackenzie and the response we get is great. He is a strong determined little guy and the name suits him perfectly!" Jul. 1, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "It's my sister's name- she's a piece of work and I blame it on her name. Stick with good Christian names like Abigail." May. 25, 2020: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Kellen, and I am a huge fan. I am very Irish with lots of freckles and I think this fits me. I'm a boy, btw :)" Mar. 8, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kellan is my son's name. He was born in 2009 and we love the name and the kids! He gets compliments on his name often." Mar. 9, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Kellen is a nice name and i like the name celyn for a girl" Jul. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kellen spelled Kelyn and pronounced like Helen with a K, like my mom says. I'm 21 years old (famale) and have never run across another one personally in my entire life; though I know they exist. People are always calling me Kaylin or KAyleen, or KaylA,OR Keylin,I dont know why it looks easy enough to me Kelyn LaJon, when I do tell people my name they always compliment it, I guess its really rare." Dec. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name, people pronounce it wrong the first time they meet me (I get Kevin a lot), but I love it because it's so unique, and people think it's cool. But seriously, if you're reading this, don't name your kid Kellen. The rareness and individuality of it is what makes it awesome." Jul. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kellen, I am twenty years old. I never knew how many people think that it is a cool name until I started searching for my sons first name. I kind of feel cool now. Thanks for the feedback." Jan. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Kellen is better as a girl's name. My sisters name is Kellen and it fits her." Apr. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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