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pinWhat does Allen mean?

Allen /al-len/ as a boys' name is pronounced AL-en. It is of Gaelic and Old German origin, and the meaning of Allen is "precious".

Variant of Alan. Allen is an English and American preference. See also Alain.


Allen has 2 variants: Allan and Allyn.

Allen has 21 more different relations via Alain, Alan: Ailean, Ailin, Al, Alain, Alair, Aland, Alann, Alano, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allayne, Alley, Alleyn, Alleyne, Allie, Allin, Allon, Alon, Alun and Alyn.

Kreatif forms: Ablen, Adlen, Alaon. [more]

pinHow popular is Allen?

Allen is a very popular first name for men (#114 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#32 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Allen for boys. Allen reached its top position of #75 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is currently at #367. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Allen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Allen outside U.S.

Prominent variation forms of Allen (#367 from recent data) rated in the Top 1000 are Al, Alan (#170 from recent data), Allan (#720), Allie and Allyn. Other variants, like Alano, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Allen was well-received 74 years ago (usage of 0.57%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.29%, 48.9%), with versions like Allan becoming less in vogue. Alan has generally been a favorite of parents.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Allen, Al, Alan, Allan, Allie, Allyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alan outside U.S.

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Allen is pronounced similarly to Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwine, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Eilan, Eilean, Eilon, Elan, Elian, Elon, Elwin, Elwyn, Ilan, Ilon, Olen, Olin, Olyn, Waylen and Wylan. Other recommended similar baby names are Aaren, Aden, Adley, Ahren, Alben, Alden, Aldin, Aldon, Aled, Alek, Alem, Alex, Alfeo, Alfey, Algey, Allcen, Allerd, Allex, Allson, Alten, Alter, Alton, Alven, Alvern, Alvin, Ameen, Arden, Arien, Arlen, Arles, Arley, Arllen, Arlyn, Aslan, Aspen, Atlea, Atley, Auben, Auden, Ayden, Ayken, Dalen, Dallen, Galen, Hallen, Kalen, Kylen, Mellen, Millen, Talen, Tallen and Valen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Allen.