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Glenn (boy)

What does Glenn mean?

Glenn Pronunciation of Glenn [glenn] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Glenn) has the meaning "glen". Glenn is an alternate form of Glen (Irish, Gaelic): place name from Gaelic gleann.


Glenn has 5 variants: Gleann, Glin, Glinn, Glyn and Glynn.

6 more related forms via Glen: Glendon, Glendyn, Glennard, Glennie, Glennon and Glenny.

2 feminine forms: Glenna and Glynis.

Creative forms:
(male) Gleyn, Guenn, ..

(female) Glenia, Gleny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Glenn Graydon (G.G.), ..

How popular is Glenn?

Glenn is a very prominent first name for men (#117 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#627 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Glenn reached its apex position of #68 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is at #1143 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Glenn name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Glen (#1675 via latest list), Glendon, Glennon, Glyn and Glynn are the prominent alternative forms of Glenn (#1143 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Glennard, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Glenn reached its peak 65 years ago (average #881) and is now significantly less, with versions like Glenn becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Glenn, Glen, Glendon, Glennon, Glyn, Glynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alann, Arlenn, Benn, Brenn, Fenn, Flann, Flinn, Flynn, Galen, Galeno, Gene, Geno, Gilean, Glenden, Glendin (see Glendon), Glenton, Guinn, Gunn, Gwinn, Gwynn, Jalenn, Kenn, Lenn and Penn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Glenn.