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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.


Variations

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


Popularity

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).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Glen and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Glynn, Glenn, Glendon and Glen. (2014 statistics).

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

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Alen, Galan, Galen, Galeno, Galin, Galyn, Gaylen, Gilean, Gillen, Gilon and Olen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Glen.

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