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Origin & Meaning

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".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 367 in baby name popularity for boys with 849 occurrences.  It ranked 16538 in popular baby names for girls with 5 occurrences. 

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


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Related Names

Allen is a variant spelling of Alan.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Allen Iverson.

Name Fun

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

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

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Names Like This

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.