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What does Glyn mean?

Glyn Pronunciation of Glyn [glyn] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Glyn) is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of the name Glyn is "glen; valley of water". Glyn is a version of Glen (Irish, Gaelic): place name from Gaelic gleann. Glyn is also a variant of Glyndwr (Welsh): from glyn dwr.

Associated with: valley, water.

Variations

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

2 more alternative forms via Glen, Glyndwr: Glendyn and Glenny.

Creative forms:
(male) Gilyn, Goyn, ..

(female) Glena, Glyne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Glyn Giorgio (G.G.), ..

How popular is Glyn?

Glyn is a rare given name for males. Glyn is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Glyn entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its top position of #1327 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Glenn (#1143 from recent data), Glen (#1675) and Glynn are the popular alternative forms of Glyn rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Glendyn, are seldom used. These forms of Glyn were at the apex of their popularity in the 1950s (average #637) and are now much less conventional (#1704, 96.8%), with forms like Glen becoming somewhat dated.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Albyn, Allyn, Alvyn, Alwyn, Alyn, Amyn, Arlyn, Boyn, Bryn, Colyn, Dalyn, Deyn, Edyn, Elvyn, Elwyn, Emlyn, Evyn, Flyn, Galan, Galen, Galin, Galyn, Garlyn, Gavyn, Gay, Gayne, Gian, Gilon, Goyo, Gun, Gunn, Gutyn, Guy, Gwayn, Gwin, Gwyn, Gwynn, Gyan, Lyn, Nolyn, Olyn, Wayn and Wyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Glyn.

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