What does Glen mean?
Glen /glen/ as a boys' name (also used less regularly 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.
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How 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 #120 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #1523 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the boy name Glen and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Glen (#1523 in recent rankings) are Glenn (#1167 in recent rankings), Glynn, Glyn, Glennon and Glendon. These forms of Glen reached the apex of their popularity in the 1950s (average #881) and are now much less conventional (#1781, 97% less usage), with forms like Glen becoming somewhat dated.
Recommended 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.