[ 2 syll. a-lun, al-un ] The baby boy name Alun is pronounced as AEL-ahN †. Alun is used chiefly in the English and Welsh languages. Its origin is Celtic. The first name could be derived from a Welsh river and region name also spelled Alyn. In Irish mythology, it appeared as the name of Alun of Dyfed, a minor character in the Mabinogi. The popularity of the name was later given a boost by the Welsh poet John Blackwell (1797-1840), who adopted Alun as a bardic name.
In addition, Alun is a variant of the name Alan (Breton, English, German, and Scottish) in the English and Welsh languages.
Variant forms share the origin and meaning of Alun.
Alun is rare as a baby boy name. It is listed outside of the top 1000. In 2018, out of the family of boy names directly linked to Alun, Alan was the most regularly used.
† Pronunciation for Alun: 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)"