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Allen Meaning


What does Allen mean?

The name Allen is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Allen is "rock, handsome".

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

Allen is generally used as a boy's name.

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

The Given Name Allen

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

Embraced by many parents, the name Allen, is one of warmth and charm.

This 2 syllable name has allure and majesty.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Allen Ginsberg, and Allen Leech.

Allen Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 421 in baby name popularity for boys with 733 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 402 in baby name popularity for boys with 789 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Allen has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Allen Name Popularity Page.

Allen Related Names

Allen is a variant of Alan.

Famous Allens

  • Allen ~ 1 hurricane
  • Allen Ginsberg ~ Writer
  • Allen Leech ~ Actor

Allen Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Allen.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Allen Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Allen.

Just for fun, see the name Allen 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 Allen in Nautical Flags page.