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Chelan Meaning


What does Chelan mean?

The name Chelan is of Native American Wenatchi origin.

The meaning of Chelan is "deep water, deep notch".

Chelan is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Sha-lan.

The Given Name Chelan

The Chelan Indians traditionally lived near Lake Chelan, a long narrow lake in northern Washington. They are an Interior Salish people who speak the Wenatchi dialect.

The name Chelan derives from the traditional Wentachi name Tsi-Laan meaning "deep water" or Tsill-ane meaning "deep notch".

The spelling later changed to Chelan (pronounced sha-lan) possibly through the influence of French hunter / fur trappers that passed through the area.

Chelan falls into the water name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Chelan Simmons.

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Chelan Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, less than 5 girls were given the name. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before less than 5 girls were given the name. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how Chelan sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Chelan Name Popularity Page.

Chelan Related Names

Famous Chelans

  • Chelan Simmons ~ Actress

Chelan Numerology

What will your new littleChelan be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Chelan Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Chelan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Chelan.

Just for fun, see the name Chelan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Chelan in Nautical Flags page.