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 of Alan (Old German): from Adal. Allyn is also a form of Allen (Gaelic, Old German).
(male) Aalyn, Allyno, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Allyn Alexander (A.A.), ..
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)
Allyn was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #885 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Allyn are Al, Alain, Alan (#167 via latest list), Alen, Allan (#656), Allen (#349) and Allie. Other forms, like Allain, are uncommon. These relations of Allyn reached the top of their popularity in the 1950s (average #905) and are now significantly less popular (#1396, ▼73.4%), with versions like Allen becoming less trendy.
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 names are Aaryn, Adlin, Aeryn, Aidyn, Airyn, Alban, Alben, Albin▼, Alby, Albyn, Albys, Aldan, Alden▲, Aldin, Aldon, Aldwyn, Alfy, Algy, Alldo (see Aldo), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.