Meaning and name origin
Glenn \g-le-nn\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Glenn), is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Glenn is "glen". Glenn is a variant of Glen (Irish, Gaelic): place name. Somewhat rarely used as a birth name for males. A name used for both sexes.
Glenn is a very popular first name for males (#117 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#573 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Glenn for boys. Glenn reached its highest rank of #68 in the U.S. in 1950-1959 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Glenn and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Glynn, Glenn and Glen. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).