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Allan Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

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".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 720 in baby name popularity for boys with 331 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Allan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Allan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Allan to other names.


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Allan is a variant spelling of Alan.

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Name Fun

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.