What does Glen mean?
Glen /glen/ [1 syll.] 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.
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. 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 list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Glen and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Glen are Glynn, Glenn and Glendon. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5533%) and are now much less widespread, with the forms Glen, Glendon, Glenn and Glynn becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)