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What does Glenn mean?

Glenn \g-le-nn\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Glenn). Glenn's name origins are Irish and Gaelic, and the meaning of Glenn is "glen". Glenn is a form of Glen (Irish, Gaelic): place name.


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

Glenn has 7 more related forms via Glen: Glendale, Glendon, Glendyn, Glennard, Glennie, Glennon and Glenny.

Glenn has 2 feminine forms: Glenna and Glynis.


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)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Glenn for boys. Glenn reached its apex position of #68 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Glen, Glendon and Glynn are the prominent alternative forms of Glenn rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5533%) and is now significantly less, with the versions Glen, Glendon, Glenn and Glynn becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Glenn and corresponding names. (2014 Birth 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

Recommended similar baby names are Galen, Galeno and Gilean. These names tend to be less commonly used than Glenn.