Meaning and Name Origin
Glen \g-len\ 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. 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 men (#188 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#9238 out of 88799, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity 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 Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Glen and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Glen listed in the Top 1000 are Glynn, Glenn and Glendon. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 and are now much less widespread, with the forms Glynn, Glenn, Glendon and Glen becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)