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Glenn Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Glenn is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Glenn is "glen, valley".  

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1167 in baby name popularity for boys with 158 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


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Glenn is a variant spelling of Glen.

Other Tidbits

Glenn falls into the landform name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Glenn Ford, Glenn Miller.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Glenn.

Just for fun, see the name Glenn 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.