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Meaning and name origin

Allan \a(l)-lan\ as a boy's name is of Old German and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Allan is "precious". Allan is a variant of Alan (Old German): from Adal. Also a variant of Allen (Gaelic): variant of Alan (Old German) "precious". See also Elvis.

Allan has 16 variant forms: Ailean, Ailin, Alain, Alann, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allayne, Alleyn, Alleyne, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Alun, Alyn.


Allan is a very popular first name for males (#250 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3727 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Allan for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Allan name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Allan and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alan, Allan, Allen, Allyn and Elvis. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alan, Allan, Allen, Allyn, Elvis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alan, Allan, Allen outside U.S.

Similar Names

Allan is also pronounced similarly to Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwyn, Eilan, Elan, Elian, Ilan and Wylan. Other suggested similar baby names are Alano, Alban, Aldan, Alvan, Arlan and Aslan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Allan.


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