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Alleyn

What does Alleyn mean?

Alleyn Pronunciation of Alleyn [al-leyn] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Alleyn is "precious". Alleyn is a version of Alan (Old German): from Adal.

Variations

Alleyn has 17 variants: Ailean, Ailin, Alain, Alann, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allan, Allayne, Allen, Alleyne, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Alun and Alyn.

2 more different relations via Alan: Alley and Allie.

Creative forms:
(male) Adleyn, Arleyn, ..

(female) Alleyna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alleyn Taha (A.T.), ..

How popular is Alleyn?

Alleyn is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Alleyn is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Alleyn (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Alan (#167 in recent rankings), Allen (#349), Allan (#656), Allyn, Allie, Alen and Alain. Other variants, like Alann, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Alleyn was common among parents 7 decades ago (median #975) and is now much diminished (#1310, 72.9%), with forms such as Allen becoming somewhat dated. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alain, Alan, Alen, Allan, Allen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allie, Allyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alleyn is alike in pronunciation to Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Eilean, Eilwyn, Elwyn, Olen, Olyn, Walwyn and Welwyn. Other recommended names are Adley, Alben, Albern, Albyn, Alden, Aldwyn, Alem, Alfey, Algey, Allcen, Allerd (see Ellard), Allex, Allson, Allton, Alten, Alven, Alvern, Alvyn, Arlen, Arlenn, Arley, Arllen, Arlyn, Atley and Olley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alleyn.

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