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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.
There is 1 feminine form of Galen: Galina.
Galen is also pronounced similarly to Gilean, Gillen and Gilon. Other suggested similar baby names are Dalen, Gale, Galten, Galven, Garen, Garlen, Gaven, Glen, Glenn, Glin, Glyn, Halen, Kalen, Talen and Valen.
Galen is a somewhat popular first name for males (#714 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#28983 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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