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Allen

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Little rock
  • #272 All Time
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343k Alan (English)
94k Allan (English)
52k Alana (American)
9k Allene (American)
6k Alani (American)
3k Alain (French)
< 1k Alyn (American)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 184 0 184 #82 boy name
1881 172 0 172 #81 boy name
1882 206 0 206 #80 boy name
1883 175 0 175 #82 boy name
1884 182 0 182 #87 boy name
1885 184 0 184 #87 boy name
1886 211 0 211 #82 boy name
1887 202 0 202 #81 boy name
1888 260 0 260 #75 boy name
1889 222 0 222 #79 boy name
1890 189 0 189 #91 boy name
1891 173 0 173 #94 boy name
1892 224 0 224 #89 boy name
1893 180 0 180 #99 boy name
1894 219 0 219 #89 boy name
1895 196 0 196 #99 boy name
1896 225 6 219 #91 boy name
1897 226 0 226 #82 boy name
1898 190 5 185
1899 191 0 191 #91 boy name
1900 231 8 223
1901 199 0 199 #88 boy name
1902 227 0 227 #89 boy name
1903 224 5 219 #91 boy name
1904 228 0 228 #96 boy name
1905 272 0 272 #88 boy name
1906 282 0 282 #84 boy name
1907 317 8 309 #85 boy name
1908 292 5 287 #92 boy name
1909 318 6 312 #93 boy name
1910 364 9 355 #92 boy name
1911 414 12 402 #98 boy name
1912 743 13 730
1913 917 14 903 #100 boy name
1914 1,074 25 1,049
1915 1,483 25 1,458 #99 boy name
1916 1,585 12 1,573
1917 1,617 25 1,592 #100 boy name
1918 1,802 22 1,780 #98 boy name
1919 1,672 19 1,653
1920 1,885 19 1,866 #94 boy name
1921 1,962 24 1,938 #94 boy name
1922 1,920 33 1,887 #95 boy name
1923 1,890 15 1,875 #97 boy name
1924 2,069 25 2,044 #94 boy name
1925 2,072 36 2,036 #94 boy name
1926 2,038 20 2,018 #93 boy name
1927 2,131 30 2,101 #95 boy name
1928 2,160 25 2,135 #93 boy name
1929 2,215 28 2,187 #87 boy name
1930 2,308 30 2,278 #85 boy name
1931 2,331 25 2,306 #79 boy name
1932 2,446 27 2,419 #80 boy name
1933 2,227 23 2,204 #84 boy name
1934 2,260 16 2,244 #88 boy name
1935 2,330 20 2,310 #83 boy name
1936 2,323 11 2,312 #81 boy name
1937 2,530 13 2,517 #76 boy name
1938 2,851 19 2,832 #73 boy name
1939 2,953 27 2,926 #72 boy name
1940 3,047 16 3,031 #71 boy name
1941 3,076 21 3,055 #73 boy name
1942 3,604 33 3,571 #71 boy name
1943 3,657 30 3,627 #76 boy name
1944 3,432 13 3,419 #77 boy name
1945 3,501 18 3,483 #74 boy name
1946 4,308 16 4,292 #74 boy name
1947 5,097 24 5,073 #73 boy name
1948 4,786 25 4,761 #72 boy name
1949 4,755 21 4,734 #71 boy name
1950 4,859 19 4,840 #72 boy name
1951 5,203 24 5,179 #73 boy name
1952 4,975 15 4,960 #78 boy name
1953 4,873 20 4,853 #81 boy name
1954 4,844 23 4,821 #82 boy name
1955 4,775 24 4,751 #83 boy name
1956 4,620 26 4,594 #87 boy name
1957 4,444 14 4,430 #91 boy name
1958 4,530 24 4,506 #92 boy name
1959 4,382 17 4,365 #97 boy name
1960 4,395 20 4,375 #99 boy name
1961 4,413 26 4,387 #96 boy name
1962 4,292 26 4,266 #93 boy name
1963 4,361 17 4,344 #90 boy name
1964 4,128 23 4,105 #93 boy name
1965 3,859 19 3,840 #92 boy name
1966 3,440 26 3,414 #97 boy name
1967 3,151 24 3,127 #100 boy name
1968 2,983 18 2,965 #100 boy name
1969 2,919 25 2,894
1970 2,955 21 2,934
1971 2,689 15 2,674
1972 2,314 8 2,306
1973 2,094 15 2,079
1974 2,115 13 2,102
1975 2,048 12 2,036
1976 1,988 18 1,970
1977 1,844 24 1,820
1978 1,837 9 1,828
1979 1,959 17 1,942
1980 2,225 17 2,208
1981 2,079 19 2,060
1982 2,239 22 2,217
1983 2,264 19 2,245
1984 2,146 21 2,125
1985 2,208 21 2,187
1986 2,150 32 2,118
1987 2,187 17 2,170
1988 2,219 10 2,209
1989 2,371 12 2,359
1990 2,233 15 2,218
1991 2,122 14 2,108
1992 1,930 12 1,918
1993 1,912 13 1,899
1994 1,758 12 1,746
1995 1,558 11 1,547
1996 1,471 5 1,466
1997 1,412 7 1,405
1998 1,311 0 1,311
1999 1,318 5 1,313
2000 1,354 8 1,346
2001 1,391 7 1,384
2002 1,384 6 1,378
2003 1,315 0 1,315
2004 1,302 8 1,294
2005 1,228 5 1,223
2006 1,225 0 1,225
2007 1,192 0 1,192
2008 1,146 9 1,137
2009 1,030 0 1,030
2010 976 8 968
2011 1,003 5 998
2012 962 5 957
2013 921 7 914
2014 861 5 856
2015 964 0 964

Want to know about the popularity of the Allen baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 267,092 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 5,179 babies. (That's a lot of baby Allens)

According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Allen" ranks #91 in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 24 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1973. Across the entire United States a total of 2,094 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Allen" mean? The list below shows the origins of Allen as well as things modernly associated with the name Allen such as celebrities named Allen.

Origin and Meaning of Allen

The name "Allen" is of English origin, and it means "Little rock". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Allen Iverson

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

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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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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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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Allen

Allen Edmonds
Allen West
Allen Robinson
Allen High School
Allen Texas
Allen Wrench

Alternative Meanings

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

L is for lucky, who is more?

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

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 "Lnale". 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.

Past life for Allen born May 20, 1933

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 Northern China approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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