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.
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 #147 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is currently at #720. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Al, Alan (#170 in 2014), Allen (#367), Allie, Allyn and Elvis are the popular related forms of Allan (#720 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Alano, are uncommon. These relations of Allan were popular during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.54%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.25%, 53.6% less), with the versions Al, Allan, Allen, Allie and Elvis becoming somewhat outmoded. Alan has been the most well-known version.
Thinking of 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 similar baby names are Adan▲, Adlin, Adnan, Ahran, Aidan▲, Alban, Albano, Albin▼, Albyn, Aldan, Aldin, Aldon, Alfa, Alga, Alia, Allart, Alldo, 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.