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What does Alun mean?

Alun Pronunciation of Alun as a boys' name is of Welsh origin. An ancient Welsh name, indirectly related to Alan, of which it is now generally taken to be the Welsh equivalent. It is borne by the character Alun of Dyfed in the "Mabinogi". It is also the name of a river and a regional name in Wales, sometimes called Alyn. Alun became popular after it was used as a bardic name by John Blackwell (19th century).


ASSOCIATED WITH ancient (old), river, popular (famous), 19th century


RELATIONS VIA ALAN, ALYN Ailean, Ailin, Al, Alain, Alair, Aland, Alann, Alano, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allan, Allen, Alley, Alleyn, Allie, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Alyn



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How popular is Alun?

Alun is a rare first name for males and also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Alun (NOT IN TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Alan (#172 FROM RECENT DATA), Allen (#421), Allan (#778), Al, Alain, Alen, Allie and Allyn. Other forms, like Ailean, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Alun reached its apex 7 decades ago (AVERAGE #905) and is now much lower (#1421, 76%), with versions like Alan becoming somewhat outmoded. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Al, Alain, Alan, Alen, Allan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allen, Allie, Allyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alun is alike in pronunciation to Ailin, Ailwyn, Alain, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Aloin, Alon, Aluin, Alwine, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Eilon, Elan, Elian, Elon, Elwyn, Ilon, Olen, Olin and Olyn. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adin, Adon, Aland, Alano, Alba, Alby, Albyn, Alden, Aldin, Aldo, Aldon, Alec, Aled, Alek, Alem, Alex, Alf, Alfa, Alfo, Alga, Algy, Alic, Alik, Alix, Aloj, Alouf, Alpin, Alta, Alten, Alto, Alton, Altus, Aluf, Aluino, Alvan, Alven, Alvy, Alvyn, Aly, Amin, Amyn, Antun, Arlan, Arlyn, Arun, Asen, Avon, Edun, Gun and Teun. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alun.