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Allen meaning and name origin

Allen \a(l)-len\ as a boy's name is pronounced AL-en. It is of Gaelic origin. Variant of Alan (Old German) "precious". Allen is an English and American preference; Allan is Scottish. See also Alain.

Allen has 2 variant forms: Allan and Allyn.

Baby names that sound like Allen are Alan, Alwyn, Alwin, Aluin, Aloin, Jalen and Olen.

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Popularity of Allen

Allen is a very popular first name for men (#114 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Allen
Popularity of Allen