What does Galen mean?
Galen /ga-len/ 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.
Galen has 1 feminine form: Galina.Kreatif forms: Gailen, Galeo. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Galen for boys. Galen was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #467 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Galen and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Galen are Jaylen (#318 2 years ago), Jalen (#572), Jaylon, Gaylon and Jalon. Usage of these forms of Galen was at its apex in the year 2001 (average #609) and is somewhat less today (#815, 52.6% less), with the forms Jaylon, Jalen, Galen and Gaylon becoming less fashionable. Jalen has been the most recognizable form, although Jaylen appears to be gaining popularity too. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Galen▼ is alike in pronunciation to Gilean, Gillen and Gilon. Other recommended similar baby names are Dalen, Gale▼, Galten, Galven, Garen, Garlen, Gaven▼, Glen▼, Glenn▼, Glin, Glyn, Halen, Kalen, Talen and Valen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Galen.