Meaning and Name Origin
Gaylen \ga(y)-len\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gaylen). Gaylen's name origin is Greek, and the name Gaylen means "calm". Gaylen is a derivative of Galen (Greek): from GalÍnus, which derives from galÍnÍ. Seldom used as a name for newborns. Name applicable for both genders. See also Jaylen.
Gaylen is an uncommon given name for men. Gaylen is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Gaylen and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Gaylen (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Galen, Gaylon, Jalen (#572 last year), Jalon, Jaylen (#318) and Jaylon. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 2001 and have become much less popular since, with the forms Galen, Gaylon, Jalen and Jaylon becoming less stylish. Jaylen (#318) is the most chic birth name in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Gaylen is pronounced similarly to Gillen. Other recommended similar baby names are Baylen, Daylen, Garlen, Gayle▼, Gayler, Glen▼, Raylen and Waylen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gaylen.