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What does Glin mean?

Glin Pronunciation of Glin [glin] as a name for boys has its root in Welsh, and the meaning of the name Glin is "glen; valley of water". Glin is an alternate spelling of Glen (Irish, Gaelic): place name from Gaelic gleann. Glin is also a variation of Glyndwr (Welsh): from glyn dwr.

Associated with: valley, water.


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

1 more alternative form via Glen, Glyndwr: Glenny.

Creative forms:
(male) Gain, Glan, ..

(female) Glina, Gline, ..

Middle name pairings:
Glin Duane (G.D.), ..

How popular is Glin?

Glin is an unusual given name for men. Glin is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Glin (not in Top 2000) are Glenn (#1143 from current records), Glen (#1675), Glynn and Glyn. Other forms, like Gleann, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Glin reached its highest 65 years ago (average #637) and is now much diminished (#1704, 96.8%), with versions like Glen becoming somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adlin, Ailin, Aldin, Alin, Allin, Aloin, Alvin, Alwin, Amin, Arlin, Bain, Blain, Cain, Colin, Edin, Edlin, Eldin, Elgin, Elvin, Elwin, Emlin, Eoin, Evin, Ewin, Fain, Fin, Flin, Gaine, Gains, Gair, Galan, Galen, Galil, Galin, Galvin, Galyn, Gamlin, Garin, Garlin, Gavin, Gaylin, Geir, Gib, Gil, Gilian, Gilon, Gino, Godin, Gorin, Gun, Gunn, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gyan, Hein, Iain, Jalin, Kain, Kalin, Klein, Malin, Nalin, Nolin, Odin, Olin, Orlin, Owin, Pain, Quin, Rain, Vin, Wain, Win and Zain. These names tend to be more frequently used than Glin.

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