Calen is a Gaelic name, and Calen means 'thin and slender'. It also means 'people's victory' in Scottish and 'devotee to God' in Hebrew. In Greek origin, Calen means 'pure'. In Welsh mythology, Calen was the son of Ceridwen and Tegid Foel. As he grew older, Calen became a lovely young person, and his mother's love turned to jealousy. She concocted a potion that would make him ugly again, but instead, it granted him the gift of prophecy. Calen used his talent to warn his people of danger and help them find their way in life. Today, Calen is associated with happiness, joy, and foresight. Parents who want their children to have these qualities may consider naming them Calen. Scottish parents may also choose this name to commemorate the people's victory at the Battle of Bannockburn. This was a turning point in Scottish history when Robert the Bruce defeated the English army and reclaimed Scottish independence.