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


Alun is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Alun?

Alun is a Welsh form of the name Alan, which has been brought to England by people from Brittany, in the 11th century, and was then 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 does the name Alun mean?

Alun means “rock” (from Irish “ail”) or “little rock” (from Irish “ailín”), but as well “handsome” or “beautiful” (from Irish “álainn” or Scottish Gaelic “àlainn”). Alun could as well be derived from Celtic “alun” meaning “concord” or “harmony”. Besides, Alun has the meaning “from the Alans people”.

Pronunciation of Alun

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Popularity of the name Alun

The name Alun is ranked #6605 overall.

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