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Popularity
17k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Galen

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Calm
  • #1789 All Time
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How popular is the name "Galen" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
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19321220122
19331280128
19341360136
19351400140
19361390139
19371380138
19381625157
19391690169
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19422040204
194321915204
19442185213
19452067199
19462177210
19473067299
194835311342
19494418433
19503316325
19513857378
195231814304
195330714293
19543158307
19552975292
19562907283
19572696263
19582440244
19592558247
19602190219
19612315226
19622205215
19632066200
19642238215
19651739164
19661796173
19671839174
19681908182
19691936187
19702197212
19711910191
19721916185
19731540154
197415113138
19751918183
19761425137
19771438135
19781617154
19791575152
19801669157
198116111150
198213610126
19831508142
19841598151
198517112159
19861928184
19871708162
198815912147
198917312161
199019519176
199116610156
199217224148
199317725152
199416615151
199516816152
199615916143
199713117114
199815219133
199913311122
20001160116
2001100694
200211310103
2003100793
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Want to know about the populiarty of Galen? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,560 babies born with the name Galen in the United States. That's more than enough Galens to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1889 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Galen" was in 1949 with a total of 433 babies.

According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Galen" ranks #102 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 12 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1938. Across the entire United States a total of 162 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Galen" mean?

Galen (Greek): Calm

The name "Galen" is of Greek origin and it means "Calm". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 4 other names that are similar to this one.

G is for genial, a pleasing personality.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

L is for life, that you live so well.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Nelag". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Glean". 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 Galen popular?



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

Celebrities named Galen

Galen Gering

Galen Gering is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Galen was born in 1971 as Galen Laius Gering in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Past life for Galen born Jul 11, 1960

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 Germany approximately on 1600. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Name poster for Galen

Name poster for Galen(click to save the high quality version)

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