What does Galen mean?
Galen [galen] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Galen) is pronounced GAY-len. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Galen is "calm". From GalÍnus, which derives from galÍnÍ. The name of a second-century Greek physician whose research provided a basis for accepted medical practices for 1500 years.
1 feminine form: Galina.Creative forms:
(male) Gailen, Galeo, ..
(female) Galenna, .. Middle name pairings:
Galen Deven (G.D.), ..
How popular is Galen?
Galen is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#714 out of 1220, Top 58%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#31848 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Galen reached its top rank of #407 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Galen are Jaylen (#345 from recent data), Jalen (#589), Jaylon (#1137), Gaylen, Jalon, Jalin and Gaylon. Adoption of these forms of Galen was at its apex 15 years ago (average #1009) and is now significantly reduced (#1508, 72% less usage), with forms like Jalen falling out of fashion.
Galen▼ is alike in pronunciation to Gilean, Gilian, Gillan, Gillean, Gillen, Gilleon, Gillon, Gilon and Gullan. Other recommended names are Arlen▼, Baylen, Dagen, Dalen, Eaden, Eagen, Emlen, Falken, Gael, Gage, Gahan, Gaile, Gale▼, Galil, Gallo, Gallven (see Galvin), Galt, Galten, Galton, Galvan, Galven, Galvin, Gamel, Gamlin, Garek, Garen, Garin, Garlen, Garlend, Garlin, Garmen, Garon, Garren, Garven, Gavan, Gaven▼, Gavyn, Gayle▼, Gayler, Gefen, Glen▼, Glenn▼, Glin, Glyn, Golden▼, Goren, Gyles, Haden▼, Halden, Halen, Harlen, Jacen, Jaren▼, Jaxen▲, Kagen, Kalen, Kylen▲, Laken, Malden, Paden, Paten, Raylen, Talen▼, Taren, Valen and Walden. These names tend to be less commonly used than Galen.See names in meaning and etymology.