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Alun - Meaning of Alun

What does Alun mean?

[ 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.

See also the related categories, river, welsh, celtic, john, and irish.

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.

Baby names that sound like Alun include Aalam, Alain, Alam, Alann, Aleaume, Alein, Alim, Allan, Alleyn, Alleyne, Allyn, Alman, Almen, Almin, Almon, Aloin, Alon, Altman, Alwen, and Alwin.

† 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)"


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