What does Gaylen mean?
Gaylen /gay-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 version, with the prefix Gay-, of Galen (Greek): from GalÍnus. See also Jaylen.
How popular is Gaylen?
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 Gaylen and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Gaylen (not ranked) are Galen, Gaylon, Jalen (#572 2 years ago), Jalon, Jaylen (#318) and Jaylon. Other forms, like Gaillen, are uncommon. These forms of Gaylen reached the top of their popularity in the year 2001 (average #609) and are somewhat less popular today (#815, ▼52.6%). Jalen is the clear favorite, although Jaylen seems to be gaining favor too, while Galen, Gaylon, Jalen and Jaylon have lost favor. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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.