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Galen (girl)

What does Galen mean?

Galen Pronunciation of Galen [galen] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Galen) has its root in English. Galen is an alternate form of Gayle (English): variation of Gail. See also Galina.


Galen has 1 variant: Gaylen.

4 more related forms via Gayle: Gala, Galea, Galena and Gayla.

1 masculine form: Jalen.

Creative forms:
(female) Gelen, Golen, ..

(male) Galeo, Gales, ..

Middle name pairings:
Galen Annie (G.A.), ..

How popular is Galen?

Galen is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#31848 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Gala, Gayla and Gayle are the prominent related forms of Galen (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Galena, are uncommon. These forms of Galen were popular during 1950-1959 (average #870), but now, forms such as Gayle have become less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gala, Gayla, Gayle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Galen and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Galen is pronounced similarly to Gayleen, Gaylene, Gayline, Gilian and Gillan. Other recommended names are Arlen, Belen, Cailen, Caleen, Calen, Callen, Caren, Carlen, Casen, Caylen, Eaden, Elen, Ellen, Fallen, Faren, Gae, Gaea, Gael, Gaiea, Gaile, Gal, Gale, Galia, Galiena, Galit, Galla, Galya, Galyena, Gaye, Gayel, Glen, Glenn, Glyn, Gwen, Haven, Helen, Jaden, Kaleen, Kalen, Karen, Karlen, Kaylen, Kylen, Laken, Laren, Madlen, Maren, Marlen, Nolen, Raven, Taleen, Taren and Valen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Galen.

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