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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1889 6 0 6
1895 8 0 8
1896 5 0 5
1898 6 0 6
1899 5 0 5
1900 7 0 7
1904 5 0 5
1905 6 0 6
1906 10 0 10
1907 9 0 9
1908 8 0 8
1909 7 0 7
1910 12 0 12
1911 9 0 9
1912 39 0 39
1913 41 0 41
1914 61 0 61
1915 62 0 62
1916 75 0 75
1917 69 0 69
1918 72 0 72
1919 79 0 79
1920 81 0 81
1921 95 0 95
1922 90 0 90
1923 114 0 114
1924 99 0 99
1925 110 0 110
1926 103 0 103
1927 124 0 124
1928 101 0 101
1929 123 0 123
1930 103 0 103
1931 119 0 119
1932 122 0 122
1933 128 0 128
1934 136 0 136
1935 140 0 140
1936 139 0 139
1937 138 0 138
1938 162 5 157
1939 169 0 169
1940 170 0 170
1941 171 0 171
1942 204 0 204
1943 219 15 204
1944 218 5 213
1945 206 7 199
1946 217 7 210
1947 306 7 299
1948 353 11 342
1949 441 8 433
1950 331 6 325
1951 385 7 378
1952 318 14 304
1953 307 14 293
1954 315 8 307
1955 297 5 292
1956 290 7 283
1957 269 6 263
1958 244 0 244
1959 255 8 247
1960 219 0 219
1961 231 5 226
1962 220 5 215
1963 206 6 200
1964 223 8 215
1965 173 9 164
1966 179 6 173
1967 183 9 174
1968 190 8 182
1969 193 6 187
1970 219 7 212
1971 191 0 191
1972 191 6 185
1973 154 0 154
1974 151 13 138
1975 191 8 183
1976 142 5 137
1977 143 8 135
1978 161 7 154
1979 157 5 152
1980 166 9 157
1981 161 11 150
1982 136 10 126
1983 150 8 142
1984 159 8 151
1985 171 12 159
1986 192 8 184
1987 170 8 162
1988 159 12 147
1989 173 12 161
1990 195 19 176
1991 166 10 156
1992 172 24 148
1993 177 25 152
1994 166 15 151
1995 168 16 152
1996 159 16 143
1997 131 17 114
1998 152 19 133
1999 133 11 122
2000 116 0 116
2001 100 6 94
2002 113 10 103
2003 100 7 93
2004 85 0 85
2005 86 6 80
2006 66 0 66
2007 46 0 46
2008 57 0 57
2009 51 0 51
2010 59 0 59
2011 31 0 31
2012 55 0 55
2013 50 0 50
2014 59 0 59

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Galen" ranks #93 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 40 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1949. Across the entire United States a total of 441 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Galen popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Galen

The name "Galen" is of Greek origin, and it means "Calm". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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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Alternative Meanings

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

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 "Lenag". 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 Galen born Mar 10, 1932

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 Egypt approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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