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pinWhat does Glen mean?

Glen /glen/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Glen) is pronounced glen. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Glen is "glen".

Place name from Gaelic gleann. A glen is a narrow valley between hills. As a surname, Glen would refer to an ancestor who lived in such a valley. Singer Glen Campbell; band leader Glenn Miller; pianist Glenn Gould; hockey player Glen Murray.


Glen has 13 variants: Gleann, Glendale, Glendon, Glendyn, Glenn, Glennard, Glennie, Glennon, Glenny, Glin, Glinn, Glyn and Glynn.

Glen has 2 feminine forms: Glenda and Glenna.

Kreatif forms: Glengo, Glenne, Goglen. [more]

pinHow popular is Glen?

Glen is a very popular first name for men (#188 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#11070 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Presented below is the baby name history of Glen for boys. Glen reached its apex rank of #122 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Glen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Glen outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the boy name Glen and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Glen are Glynn, Glenn and Glendon. These forms of Glen reached the apex of their popularity in the 1930s (average #446) and are now much less conventional, with forms like Glen becoming somewhat dated.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Glen, Glendon, Glenn, Glynn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Glen outside U.S.

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Recommended similar baby names are Aden, Alben, Alden, Alen, Allen, Alten, Alven, Arlen, Asen, Ben, Bren, Dalen, Deen, Den, Eben, Eden, Elden, Elven, Emlen, Euen, Even, Ewen, Gael, Gaer, Galan, Gale, Galen, Galeno, Galin, Galten, Galven, Galyn, Garen, Garlen, Gaven, Gaylen, Ged, Gefen, Gene, Geno, Ger, Gian, Gilean, Giles, Gillen, Gilon, Golden, Goren, Greg, Grey, Gun, Gunn, Gwin, Gwyn, Gyles, Halen, Iven, Jalen, Kalen, Keen, Ken, Kylen, Len, Nolen, Olen, Owen, Pen, Ren, Rien, Ryen, Sten, Sven, Swen, Talen and Valen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Glen.