What does Allyn mean?
Allyn /al-lyn/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Allyn) is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of Allyn is "precious". Allyn is an alternate form, with the suffix -yn, of Alan (Old German): from Adal. Allyn is also a form of Allen (Gaelic, Old German).
How popular is Allyn?
Allyn is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15299 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name history of Allyn for boys. Allyn was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #868 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Allyn are Al, Alan (#170 via latest list), Allan (#720), Allen (#367) and Allie. Other forms, like Alann, are uncommon. These relations of Allyn reached the top of their popularity in the 1940s (average #432) and are somewhat less popular today (#709, ▼48.9%), with versions like Allen becoming less trendy. Alan is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here.
Thinking of names?
Allyn is alike in pronunciation to Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwine, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Eilan, Eilon, Eilwyn, Elan, Elian▲, Elon, Elwin▼, Elwyn▼, Elwynn, Ilan, Ilon, Olen▼, Olin▼, Olyn, Walwyn, Welwyn and Wylan. Other recommended similar baby names are Aaryn, Adlin, Aeryn, Aidyn▼, Airyn, Alban, Alben, Albin▼, Alby, Albyn, Albys, Aldan, Alden▲, Aldin, Aldon, Aldwyn, Alfy, Algy, Alldo, Allex, Allson, Allton, Allyson, Aloys, Alpin, Alten, Alton▼, Alvan, Alven, Alvin▼, Alvyn, Alvys, Amyn, Arlan, Arlen▼, Arlin, Arllen, Arly, Arlyn, Arwyn, Aslan, Aswyn, Colyn, Dalyn, Elvyn, Emlyn, Flyn, Galyn, Glyn and Nolyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Allyn.