Meaning and name origin
Allen is a very popular first name for males (#114 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Allen for boys. Allen reached its highest rank of #75 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Allen and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alan (#170), Allen (#367), Allan (#720) and Allyn. (2014 statistics).
Allen▼ is also pronounced similarly to Ailean, Ailin, Alann, Alen, Alin, Allain, Alleyn, Alleyne, Allin, Allon, Aloin, Alon, Aluin, Alun, Alwin, Alwyn, Alyn and Olen▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Alben, Alden▲, Alem, Allcen, Allex, Alley, Alten, Alven, Arlen▼ and Arllen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Allen.