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


Allen is a ♂ boy’s name.

Origin of the name Allen

Allen 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 Allen?

Allen 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, Allen has the meaning “from the Alans people”.

Pronunciation of Allen

Variants of the name Allen

Alen Alan

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Popularity of the name Allen

The name Allen is ranked #3855 overall.

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