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Allan - Meaning of Allan

What does Allan mean?

[ 2 syll. al-lan, all-an ] The baby boy name Allan is pronounced as AEL-aeN †. Allan is largely used in the English, German, and Scottish languages, and it is derived from Celtic origins. Allan is a variant spelling of the name Alan (Breton, English, German, and Scottish).

See also the related categories, celtic and german.

Allan is a classic favorite. Currently it is still a somewhat popular baby name for boys, though to a lesser extent than it was before. At the modest peak of its usage in 1938, 0.136% of baby boys were given the name Allan. It ranked at #119 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is now of occasional use. In 2018, its usage was only 0.015% and its ranking #778. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Allan, Alan was the most frequently used. In 2018, it was used 8 times more than Allan.

Baby names that sound like Allan include Alann (English and Scottish), Aalam, Alain (English and French), Alam (Arabic), Aleaume (French), Alein, Alim (Arabic), Alleyn (English and Scottish), Alleyne, Allyn (English and Scottish), Alman, Almen, Almin, Almon (English), Aloin (French), Alon (Hebrew), Altman, Alun (English and Welsh), Alwen, and Alwin (English, German, Portuguese, and Dutch).

† Pronunciation for Allan: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

A famous person named Allan is Fictional Adventurer, Allan Quatermain, born 1885.


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