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Galen meaning and name origin
Galen \g(a)-len\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Galen), is pronounced GAY-len. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Galen is "calm". From Galenus, which derives from "galene". The name of a second-century Greek physician whose research provided a basis for accepted medical practices for 1500 years.
Galen has 15 variant forms: Gaelan, Gaillen, Galan, Galeno, Galin, Galyn, Gaylen, Gaylin, Gaylinn, Gaylon, Jalen, Jalin, Jalon, Jaylen and Jaylon.
Baby names that sound like Galen are Glen and Kalen.
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Popularity of Galen
Galen is a somewhat popular first name for men (#714 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#28983 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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