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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.


Variations

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

Allan has 7 more alternative forms via Alan, Allen: Al, Alair, Aland, Alano, Alanson, Alley and Allie.


Popularity

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)

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

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

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)

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

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


Similar Names

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.

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