What does Alun mean?
Alun [alun] as a boys' name is of Welsh origin. An ancient Welsh name, indirectly related to Alan, of which it is now generally taken to be the Welsh equivalent. It is borne by the character Alun of Dyfed in the "Mabinogi". It is also the name of a river and a regional name in Wales, sometimes called Alyn. Alun became popular after it was used as a bardic name by John Blackwell (19th century).
(male) Aluni, Alunna, ..
(female) Alunna, Alunni, ..
How popular is Alun?
Alun is a rare first name for males and also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Alun and related names. Prominent related forms of Alun (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Alan (#170 from recent data), Allen (#367), Allan (#720), Allie, Allyn, Alen, Alain and Al. Other forms, like Ailean, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Alun reached its apex 6 decades ago (average #905) and is now much lower (#1407, ▼75%), with versions like Alan becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alun is alike in pronunciation to Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwine, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Eilan, Eilon, Elan, Elian, Elon, Elwin▼, Elwyn, Ilan, Ilon, Olen▼, Olin▼, Olyn and Wylan. Other recommended names are Adan▲, Aden▲, Adin, Adon, Alben, Albin▼, Aldan, Alden▲, Aldo, Aldon, Aldus, Aled, Alek, Alem, Alex, Alf, Alfa, Alfo, Alfy, Algy, Ali▲, Alia, Alic, Alik, Alix, Aloj, Alpin, Alta, Alten, Alto, Alton▼, Altus, Aluf, Aluino, Aluph, Alva▼, Alvan, Alven, Alvy, Alvyn, Amin, Amyn, Antun, Arin, Arlan, Arlen▼, Arlyn, Arun, Asen, Aslan, Avon, Edun, Gun and Teun. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alun.