What does Allyn mean?
Allyn /al-lyn/ [2 sylls.] 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 popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Allyn are Al, Alan (#170 a year ago), Allan (#720), Allen (#367) and Allie. Forms like Alun are uncommon. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.568%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2905%, ▼48.9%), with the versions Al, Allan, Allen and Allie becoming less trendy. Alan (#170) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Allyn and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Allyn is alike in pronunciation to Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwyn, Alwynn, Elwyn▼ and Olyn. Other recommended similar baby names are Albyn, Alvyn and Arlyn. Like Allyn, these names are not frequently used.