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What does Glynn mean?

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

Associated with: valley, water.


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

5 more different relations via Glen, Glyndwr: Glendon, Glendyn, Glennie, Glennon and Glenny.

Creative forms:
(male) Glann, Glaynn, ..

(female) Glyna, Glynna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Glynn Arius (G.A.), ..

How popular is Glynn?

Glynn is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#3542 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Glynn was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #660 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Glynn ranked in the Top 2000 are Glenn (#1143 from current records), Glen (#1675), Glyn, Glennon and Glendon. These forms of Glynn were popular as birth names in the 1950s (average #881) and are now much less widespread, with forms such as Glen going out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alann, Alwynn, Elwynn, Emlynn, Ewynn, Flann, Flinn, Flynn, Fynn, Galyn, Gavynn, Gayne, Guinn, Gunn, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gwynn, Gyan, Lynn, Owynn and Wynn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Glynn.

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