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Allan Meaning


What does Allan mean?

The name Allan is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Allan is "rock, handsome".

It is also of English and Scottish origin, where its meaning is "handsome".

Allan is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced A-llan.

The Given Name Allan

Allan is a variant of Alan. See Alan for further details.

Allan is quite a chic name and a welcome find.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Allan has no variant spellings.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Allan McLeod Cormack, Allan Nyom, and Allan Stanley.

Allan Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 656 in baby name popularity for boys with 390 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 721 in baby name popularity for boys with 333 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Allan sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Allan Name Popularity Page.

Allan Related Names

Allan is a variant of Alan.

Famous Allans

  • Allan McLeod Cormack ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1979
  • Allan Nyom ~ Soccer Player
  • Allan Stanley ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Allan Woodcourt ~ Bleak House character

Allan Numerology

What will your new littleAllan be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Allan Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Allan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Allan.

Just for fun, see the name Allan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Allan in Nautical Flags page.