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What does Allan mean?

Allan Pronunciation of Allan [al-lan] as a name for boys is of Old German derivation, and Allan means "precious". Allan is a variant form of Alan (Old German): from Adal. Allan is also a variant of Allen (Gaelic, Old German). See also Elvis.

Variations

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

Allan has 6 more alternative forms via Alan, Allen: Al, Alair, Aland, Alano, Alley and Allie.

Creative forms:
(male) Ailan, ..

(female) Alwen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Allan Eli (A.E.), ..

How popular is Allan?

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 (#3090 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Allan reached its top rank of #131 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is currently at #656. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Al, Alain, Alan (#167 in 2015), Alen, Allen (#349), Allie, Allyn and Elvis (#1081) are the popular related forms of Allan (#656 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Alano, are uncommon. These relations of Allan were popular during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.8%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2%, 72.5% less), with versions such as Allan becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allan, Al, Alain, Alan, Alen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allen, Allie, Allyn, Elvis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Allan is pronounced similarly to Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwine, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Eilon, Elan, Elian, Elon, Elwin, Elwyn, Ilan, Ilon, Olen, Olin, Olyn, Waylan and Wylan. Other recommended names are Adan, Adlin, Adnan, Ahran, Aidan, Alban, Albano, Albin, Albyn, Aldan, Aldin, Aldon, Alfa, Alga, Alia, Allart, Alldo (see Aldo), Allex, Allton, Alpin, Alten, Alvan, Alvar, Alven, Alvyn, Aman, Annan, Arlan, Arland, Arlen, Arllen, Ashlan, Aslan, Athan, Auban, Ayman, Callan, Cullan, Dalan, Dallan, Dolan, Dylan, Elkan, Fillan, Kalan, Nollan, Orlan, Rollan, Rylan, Sloan and Tallan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Allan.

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