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266k
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since 1880

Allen

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Little rock
  • #272 All Time
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Boys
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340k Alan (English)
93k Allan (English)
51k Alana (American)
9k Allene (American)
5k Alani (American)
3k Alain (French)
< 1k Alyn (American)

How popular is the name "Allen" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801840184#82 boy name
18811720172#80 boy name
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19515,200245,176#73 boy name
19524,975154,960#78 boy name
19534,871204,851#81 boy name
19544,844234,821#82 boy name
19554,775244,751#83 boy name
19564,622264,596#87 boy name
19574,442144,428#91 boy name
19584,529244,505#92 boy name
19594,382174,365#97 boy name
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19614,413264,387#96 boy name
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19634,361174,344#90 boy name
19644,127234,104#93 boy name
19653,860193,841#92 boy name
19663,440263,414#97 boy name
19673,149243,125#100 boy name
19682,984182,966#100 boy name
19692,919252,894
19702,955212,934
19712,689152,674
19722,31582,307
19732,094152,079
19742,114132,101
19752,048122,036
19761,987181,969
19771,844241,820
19781,83891,829
19791,959171,942
19802,224172,207
19812,080192,061
19822,238222,216
19832,264192,245
19842,146212,125
19852,208212,187
19862,149322,117
19872,187172,170
19882,217102,207
19892,371122,359
19902,233152,218
19912,122142,108
19921,930121,918
19931,911131,898
19941,759121,747
19951,557111,546
19961,47051,465
19971,41071,403
19981,31101,311
19991,31651,311
20001,35481,346
20011,39171,384
20021,38361,377
20031,31401,314
20041,30281,294
20051,22851,223
20061,22401,224
20071,19001,190
20081,14591,136
20091,03001,030
20109758967
20111,0035998
20129625957
20139207913
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Want to know about the populiarty of Allen? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 266,094 babies born with the name Allen in the United States. That's more than enough Allens to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 184 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Allen" was in 1951 with a total of 5,176 babies. (That's a lot of baby Allens)

According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Allen" ranks #46 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 23 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1940. Across the entire United States a total of 3,047 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Allen" mean?

Allen (English): Little rock

The name "Allen" is of English origin and it means "Little rock". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 5 other names that are similar to this one.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

L is for lucky, who is more?

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nella". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Llane". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Allen popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Allen in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Allen

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson is a basketball biography. Allen was born in 1975 in Hampton, Virginia.

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Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer is an actor, voice actor, comedian, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Kelsey was born in 1955 as Allen Kelsey Grammer in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg is a writer and poet. Allen was born in 1926 as Irwin Allen Ginsberg in Newark, New Jersey, United States.

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A.J. Styles

A.J. Styles is a professional wrestler. A.J. was born in 1978 as Allen Neal Jones in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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Allen Covert

Allen Covert is an actor/comedian/writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Allen was born in 1964 as Allen Stephen Covert in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.

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Allen Payne

Allen Payne is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Allen was born in 1968 in Harlem, New York, U.S.

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Past life for Allen born Sep 11, 1983

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Name poster for Allen

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