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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.

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.


Allen is a very popular first name for males (#114 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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