Meaning and name origin
Glen \g-len\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Glen), is pronounced glen. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Glen is "glen". Place name. 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 is a very popular first name for males (#188 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9238 out of 88799, Top 10%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Glen for boys. Glen reached its highest rank of #122 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).