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What does Jalen mean?

Jalen /ja-len/ as a boys' name. Modern name, probably from Galen (Greek) "healer; tranquil" with a J-.


Jalen has 16 variants: Jaelan, Jaelin, Jaelon, Jailin, Jaillen, Jaillin, Jailon, Jalan, Jalin, Jalon, Jayelan, Jayelen, Jaylan, Jaylen, Jaylon and Jaylonn.

Affiliated boy names: Braylen and Ja-.

Jalen has 9 more different relations via Galen: Gaelan, Gaillen, Galan, Galeno, Galin, Galyn, Gaylen, Gaylin and Gaylon.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jalenna, Janlen, ..

(female) Jale, Jalenna, ..

How popular is Jalen?

Jalen is an unusual given name for males. Jalen is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Jalen for boys. Jalen was first listed in 1992 and reached its top position of #106 in the U.S. in 2000, and is currently at #572. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the boy name Jalen and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Jalen (#572 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000 are Braylen (#408 via latest list), Galen, Gaylen, Gaylon, Jaelin, Jaelon, Jalan, Jalin, Jalon, Jaylan, Jaylen (#318) and Jaylon (#1100). Other variants, like Gaylin, are seldom used. These relations of Jalen were popular in the year 2000 (adoption of 0.33%) and have become significantly less widespread since (adoption 0.13%, down 60%), with versions such as Jaylon becoming less in vogue. Jalen has generally been a favorite of parents, though Braylen has grown popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jalen, Braylen, Galen, Gaylen, Gaylon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jaelin, Jaelon, Jalan, Jalin, Jalon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jaylan, Jaylen, Jaylon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jalen and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jalen is pronounced similarly to Jalenn, Jaylin, Jolyon, Julian, Julien and Julyan. Other recommended names are Aaren, Caden, Caelen, Dagen, Dalen, Daven, Daylen, Eaden, Falken, Galven, Garlen, Haden, Hagen, Halen, Halten (see Halton), Hamlen, Haven, Jabin, Jacan, Jace, Jacen, Jacey, Jaden, Jadon, Jae, Jaeden, Jahan, Jake, Jalal, Jamel, James, Jamey, Jamin, Jamon, Jan, Janek, Jansen, Janzen, Jaran, Jarel, Jaren, Jarren, Jase, Jasen, Javon, Jaxen, Jaxon, Jaycen, Jayden, Jaye, Jaysen, Jeaven, Jeven, Jiles, Joben, Julee (see July), Kalen, Kylen, Laken, Laren, Mallen, Maslen, Naren, Raylen, Talen, Tallen, Valen, Vallen and Waylen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jalen.