What does Jalen mean?
Jalen /ja-len/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Modern name, probably from Galen (Greek) "healer; tranquil" with a J-.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity 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)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Jalen and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Jalen (#572 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 are Braylen (#408 a year ago), Galen, Gaylon, Jalon, Jaylan, Jaylen (#318) and Jaylon. Variants like Galin are seldom used. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in the year 2001 (usage of 0.3383%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2128%, down 37.1%), with the versions Galen, Gaylon, Jalen, Jaylan and Jaylon falling out of style. Braylen (#408) and Jaylen (#318) are two of the more trendy baby names in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Jalen▼ is pronounced similarly to Jalenn, Jaylin▼ and Julien▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Dalen, Halen, Jacen, Jaden▲, Jaren▼, Jasen▼, Jaxen▲, Kalen, Talen and Valen. Like Jalen, these names are not commonly used.