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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 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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Allen for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Allen and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alan, Allan, Allen and Allyn. (2015 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alan, Allan, Allen outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.


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