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).
Alun has 24 relations via Alan, Alyn: Ailean, Ailin, Al▼, Alain, Alair, Aland, Alann, Alano, Alanson, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allan▼, Allayne, Allen▼, Alley, Alleyn, Alleyne, Allie▼, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon and Alyn.Kreatif forms: Alunau, Alunna, Aualun. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Alun and related names. Prominent related forms of Alun (not in Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000 are Alan (#170 2 years ago), Allen (#367), Allan (#720), Allyn, Allie and Al. Other forms, like Alen, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Alun reached its apex during 1940-1949 (average #432) and is somewhat lower today (#709, ▼48.9%), with the versions Allan, Allen, Al and Allie becoming less stylish. Alan is the clear favorite. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alun is alike in pronunciation to Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwyn, Elan, Elon, Ilan, Ilon, Olen▼, Olin▼ and Olyn. Other recommended similar baby names are Alem, Aluf, Aluino and Arun. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alun.