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Glen (girl)

What does Glen mean?

Glen Pronunciation of Glen [glen] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Glen) is a Welsh name, and Glen means "glen; pure, holy". Glen is a variant form of Glenna (Irish, Gaelic): modern feminine of Glen. Glen is also a form of Glenys (Welsh): from glān. See also Glenda.

Associated with: pure (virgin).


Glen has 4 variants: Glenn, Glenne, Glyn and Glynn.

10 more different relations via Glenna, Glenys: Gleana, Glenda, Gleneen, Glenene, Glenice, Glenine, Glenis, Glennie, Glennis and Glennys.

Creative forms:
(female) Gleni, Glenni, ..

(male) Gle, Glene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Glen Aurelia (G.A.), ..

How popular is Glen?

Glen is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#11070 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Glen entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #1294 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Glen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Glen outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Glennie, Glennis, Glenna, Glenn, Glenda and Glenice are the prominent variation forms of Glen. Other variants, like Gleana, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Glen was common in the 1940s (adoption of 0.2%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Glen, Glenda, Glenice, Glenn, Glenna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Glennie, Glennis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aden, Aleen, Aren, Arlen, Aven, Belen, Bren, Calen, Eden, Eleen, Elen, Ellen, Gae, Gaea, Gael, Gale, Galea, Galen, Galena, Gaylen (see Gayle), Geena, Gem, Gena, Gene, Glad, Glaw, Glesni, Gwen, Gwenn, Gwin, Gwyn, Helen, Ileen, Iren, Jen, Kalen, Kylen, Nolen, Oleen, Olwen, Pen, Ryen, Valen and Wren. These names tend to be more frequently used than Glen.

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