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).
(male) Aalyn, Allyno, ..
(female) Allynce, Allynna, ..
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 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, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Allyn are Al, Alain, Alan (#170 via latest list), Alen, Allan (#720), Allen (#367) 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 (#1407, ▼74.5%), 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.