Meaning and Name Origin
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Ja-.
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 popularity of the boy name Jalen and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Jalen (#572 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 are Galen, Gaylon, Jalon, Jaylan, Jaylen (#318 a year ago) and Jaylon. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in the year 2001 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the versions Galen, Gaylon, Jalen, Jaylan and Jaylon falling out of style. Jaylen (#318) is the most trendy baby name 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.