What does Allan mean?
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.
(male) Ailan, Allanai, ..
(female) Allanan, Alwen, ..
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)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Allan for boys. Allan reached its top rank of #131 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is currently at #656. (2015 Birth Statistics)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.