Alan
Origin/Usage
Gaelic
Pronunciation
AL-ən
Meaning
Handsome rock
More info about the name "Alan"

The exact meaning of the name Alan is not known. Most sources take it to be of Celtic origins, where it stands for both 'rock' and 'handsome'. There is however another opinion that the name is a derivative of the 'Alans', a tribal people from the Persian region, who moved to Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries. The name has been popular on and off since the 6th century.

Popularity of the Name Alan
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Famous Alans

Alan Alda - actor
Alan Jackson - musician
Alan Lloyd Hodgkin - Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine
Alan Thicke - actor
Alan Trammell - baseball player
Alan Ashby - baseball player
Alan Autry - actor

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