No. Of Syllables:2
No. Of Letters:6
Origin & Meaning
The meaning of Chelan is "deep water, deep notch".
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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.
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