What does Allan mean?
Allan \a(l)-lan\ as a name for boys. Allan means "precious". Allan is a variant of Alan (Old German). Allan is also a variant of Allen (Gaelic): variant of Alan (Old German) "precious". See also Elvis.
Allan is a very prominent first name for men (#250 out of 1220, Top 20%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#3727 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Allan for boys. Allan reached its top rank of #147 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is currently at #720. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Allan and corresponding names. Al, Alan (#170 in 2014), Allen (#367), Allie, Allyn and Elvis are the popular related forms of Allan (#720 in 2014). These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and have become significantly less popular since, with the versions Al, Allan, Allen, Allie and Elvis becoming somewhat outmoded. Alan (#170) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Allan▼ is pronounced similarly to Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwyn, Eilan, Elan, Elian▲, Ilan and Wylan. Other recommended similar baby names are Alban, Aldan, Alvan, Arlan and Aslan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Allan.