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Allen

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Little rock
  • #272 All Time
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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 184 0 184 #82 boy name
1881 172 0 172 #80 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 #90 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 #98 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 2,159 25 2,134 #93 boy name
1929 2,216 28 2,188 #86 boy name
1930 2,308 30 2,278 #85 boy name
1931 2,332 25 2,307 #79 boy name
1932 2,445 27 2,418 #80 boy name
1933 2,227 23 2,204 #84 boy name
1934 2,261 16 2,245 #88 boy name
1935 2,328 20 2,308 #83 boy name
1936 2,323 11 2,312 #81 boy name
1937 2,529 13 2,516 #77 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 3,502 18 3,484 #73 boy name
1946 4,309 16 4,293 #74 boy name
1947 5,097 24 5,073 #73 boy name
1948 4,785 25 4,760 #72 boy name
1949 4,755 21 4,734 #71 boy name
1950 4,857 19 4,838 #71 boy name
1951 5,200 24 5,176 #73 boy name
1952 4,975 15 4,960 #78 boy name
1953 4,871 20 4,851 #81 boy name
1954 4,844 23 4,821 #82 boy name
1955 4,775 24 4,751 #83 boy name
1956 4,622 26 4,596 #87 boy name
1957 4,442 14 4,428 #91 boy name
1958 4,529 24 4,505 #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 4,293 26 4,267 #93 boy name
1963 4,361 17 4,344 #90 boy name
1964 4,127 23 4,104 #93 boy name
1965 3,860 19 3,841 #92 boy name
1966 3,440 26 3,414 #97 boy name
1967 3,149 24 3,125 #100 boy name
1968 2,984 18 2,966 #100 boy name
1969 2,919 25 2,894
1970 2,955 21 2,934
1971 2,689 15 2,674
1972 2,315 8 2,307
1973 2,094 15 2,079
1974 2,114 13 2,101
1975 2,048 12 2,036
1976 1,987 18 1,969
1977 1,844 24 1,820
1978 1,838 9 1,829
1979 1,959 17 1,942
1980 2,224 17 2,207
1981 2,080 19 2,061
1982 2,238 22 2,216
1983 2,264 19 2,245
1984 2,146 21 2,125
1985 2,208 21 2,187
1986 2,149 32 2,117
1987 2,187 17 2,170
1988 2,217 10 2,207
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 1,911 13 1,898
1994 1,759 12 1,747
1995 1,557 11 1,546
1996 1,470 5 1,465
1997 1,410 7 1,403
1998 1,311 0 1,311
1999 1,316 5 1,311
2000 1,354 8 1,346
2001 1,391 7 1,384
2002 1,383 6 1,377
2003 1,314 0 1,314
2004 1,302 8 1,294
2005 1,228 5 1,223
2006 1,224 0 1,224
2007 1,190 0 1,190
2008 1,145 9 1,136
2009 1,030 0 1,030
2010 975 8 967
2011 1,003 5 998
2012 962 5 957
2013 920 7 913
2014 854 5 849

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 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 5,176 babies. (That's a lot of baby Allens)

According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Allen" ranks #91 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 51 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1985. Across the entire United States a total of 2,208 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.

English

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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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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Alternative Meanings

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

L is for look, the way you look at life.

L is for love, your love of life!

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Nella". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Naell". 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 Aug 9, 1956

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 Eastern Australia approximately on 1700. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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