Gaelan Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Galen:
Derived from the name Claudius Galenus (c. 130-200), a Greek physician and writer on medicine and philosophy to whom the system of medical practice, Galenism, is attributed. His surname is believed to be derived from galēnē (calm). Var: Galenn.
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- Comments and insights on the name Gaelan
This name is rendered old. It is not popular, and with this particular spelling you will find yourself correcting others constantly.
I have read that people with this name tend to be a powerful force to all whose lives they touch. They are capable, charismatic leaders who often undertake large endeavors with great success. They value truth, justice, and discipline, and may be quick-tempered with those who do not(this is my son to a T). If they fail to develop their potential, they may become impractical and rigid.
- Personal experiences with the name Gaelan
This is my son's first name. It is pronounced GAY'-len. I fell in love with it's spelling, meaning, origin, and the way it flowed with the rest of his name. I have had people spell his name Gaelynn, Galen, Galin, Galon, Gaellyn,and the list goes on. I've learned to let it go since he knows how to spell his name and now he can tell them himself how it's spelled!
- Nicknames for Gaelan
There aren't any, another plus to this name!
- Meanings and history of the name Gaelan
The ethnic origin is Gaelic and it means "tranquil". However, with multiple results I did find one place that said it meant "fiery spirit". Which that too fits my child now!
This name is not ranked in the top 1000 most popular names for the years 1990 through 2003.
- Famous real-life people named Gaelan
Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (September AD 129 – 199/217) better known as Galen of Pergamon. He was a Greek physician, philosopher, surgeon. Galen contributed greatly to the understanding of numerous scientific disciplines including anatomy,physiology, pathology,pharmacology,neurology, philosophy,and logic.
Other Actors: Gaelan Connell and Galen Gering.
- Gaelan in song, story & screen
From what I could find there are no songs or stories with this particular name....yet!