Meaning and name origin
Allyn \a-ll-yn\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Allyn), is of Old German and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Allyn is "precious". Allyn is a variant of Alan (Old German): from Adal. Also a variant of Allen (Gaelic): variant of Alan (Old German) "precious".
Allyn is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19841 out of 88799, Top 22%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Allyn for boys. Allyn reached its highest rank of #868 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Allyn and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alan (#170), Allen (#367), Allan (#720) and Allyn. (2014 statistics).
Allyn is also pronounced similarly to Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwyn, Alwynn, Elwyn▼ and Olyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Albyn, Alvyn and Arlyn. Like Allyn, these names are not commonly used.