Name Allan Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Allan


Allan is a ♂ boy’s name.

Origin of the name Allan

Allan is a variant of the name Alan. The name Alan has been brought to England by people from Brittany, in the 11th century, and was then spread spread into Scotland and Ireland. An Irish form of the name is e.g. Ailín. It may be derived from the tribal name of the Alans, an Iranian people who migrated into Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries.

What is the meaning of the name Allan?

Allan means “rock” (from Irish “ail”) or “little rock” (from Irish “ailín”), but as well “handsome” or “beautiful” (from Irish “álainn” or Scottish Gaelic “àlainn”). Besides, Allan has the meaning “from the Alans people”.

Pronunciation of Allan

Variants of the name Allan


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Popularity of the name Allan

The name Allan is ranked #2797 overall.

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