[ 2 syll. al-len, all-en ] The baby boy name Allen is pronounced as AEL-ahN (English) †. Allen is mainly used in the English and Scottish languages. It is of Celtic origin. Allen is a variant form of the Breton, English, German, and Scottish name Alan.
See also the related category celtic.
Allen is a classic favorite. At present it is still rather popular as a baby boy name, but not to the degree it was before. At the peak of its usage in 1947, 0.273% of baby boys were given the name Allen. It was #73 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then, and is today used on a modest scale. In 2018, its usage was only 0.038% and its ranking #421. Out of the family of boy names directly linked to Allen, Alan was the most popular. In 2018, the name was thrice as popular as Allen.
Baby names that sound like Allen include Alan (Breton, English, German, and Scottish), Alame, Alcwyn (Welsh), Algin, Algom (Hebrew), Algon, Allon (English, Scottish, and Hebrew), Alwan, Eilem, Eilom, Eilon, Eilum, Olsen (English and Scandinavian), Olson (English), Ullan, Alchemie, Alchemy, Alcuino, Alexan, and Alkemy.
† Pronunciation for Allen: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Allen:
Basketball Player Allen Iverson, born 7 June 1975, Hampton, Virginia.
Filmmaker Woody Allen, born Allen Stewart Konigsberg 1 December 1935, Brooklyn, New York.
Illustrator Allen Say, born 1937, Yokohama, Japan.
Poet Allen Ginsberg, born 3 June 1926 - 5 April 1997, Newark, New Jersey.