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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #272 most popular

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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 able, for you surely are.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

L is for lucky, who is more?

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nella". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Alenl". 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.

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


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 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Allen" is not a popular baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1975. Across the entire United States a total of 2,048 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 east? 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.


Kelsey Grammer

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


Allen Ginsberg

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


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.


Allen Covert

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


Allen Payne

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


Past life for Allen born Oct 7, 2014

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Korea approximately on 650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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