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Allan

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94k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Allan

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

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  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Alan.
  2. A surname​ derived from the given name, more often spelled Allen.
  3. A town in Saskatchewan, Canada

Allan was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Allan

Woody Allen is an actor, comedian, filmmaker, and playwright. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to present. Woody was given the name Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1st, 1935 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. Woody is also known as Heywood Allen.

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apl.de.ap is a hip hop music, electro (music), alternative hip hop, hip house, and pinoy hip hop rapper, record producer, singer, drummer, and rapping. He plays Rapping, Drum kit, and Vocals. He was most active from 1988 to present. apl.de.ap was given the name Allan Pineda Lindo on November 28th, 1974 in Angeles, Philippines. apl.de.ap is also known as apl.de.ap.

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Gavin MacLeod is an actor and christian activist. He has been prominent since 1955. Gavin was given the name Allan George See on February 28th, 1931 in Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.

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Allan Holdsworth is a jazz fusion, jazz, instrumental rock, and progressive rock musician. He plays Guitar and SynthAxe. His most notable accomplishments were from 1969 to present. Allan was born on August 6th, 1946 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

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Allan Pinkerton was a cooper (profession), abolitionism, detective, espionage, cooper, abolitionist, and spymaster. Allan was given the name Allan J. Pinkerton on August 25th, 1819 in Glasgow. He breathed his last breath on July 1st, 1884.

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Allan Quatermain is a hunter and hunting.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Allan

Elizabeth Allan is a comics character.

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Allan is a soccer player for the Sint-Truidense V.V., Sport Club Internacional, Liverpool F.C., and Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho. Allan was born on March 3rd, 1997 in Porto Alegre.

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Gary Allan is a country music musician. He plays Vocals and Guitar. He has had major accomplishments since 1996. Gary was given the name Gary Allan Herzberg on December 5th, 1967 in La Mirada, California, United States.

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Keith Allan is an actor and screenwriter. He has been prominent since 2000. Keith is also known as actor and screenwriter.

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Brad Allan is an action choreographer, actor, stuntman, assistant director, choreographer, stunt co-ordinator, martial artist, stage combat, stunt performer, and martial arts. He has been prominent since 1994. Brad was given the name Bradley James Allan on February 14th, 1973. Brad is also known as Bai-Hu (White Tiger), Bradley Allan, and Bradley James Allan.

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Jed Allan is an actor. He was most prominent from 1963 to present. Jed was given the name Jed Allan Brown on March 1st, 1935 in New York, New York, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 20 0 20
1881 18 0 18
1882 15 0 15
1883 19 0 19
1884 30 0 30
1885 19 0 19
1886 25 0 25
1887 21 0 21
1888 30 0 30
1889 31 0 31
1890 37 0 37
1891 19 0 19
1892 33 0 33
1893 28 0 28
1894 31 0 31
1895 22 0 22
1896 34 0 34
1897 30 0 30
1898 36 0 36
1899 28 0 28
1900 64 0 64
1901 39 0 39
1902 56 0 56
1903 37 0 37
1904 45 0 45
1905 48 0 48
1906 49 0 49
1907 53 0 53
1908 68 0 68
1909 74 0 74
1910 82 0 82
1911 101 0 101
1912 221 0 221
1913 230 0 230
1914 307 0 307
1915 441 0 441
1916 446 0 446
1917 451 0 451
1918 477 0 477
1919 481 0 481
1920 535 0 535
1921 576 0 576
1922 600 5 595
1923 597 0 597
1924 697 5 692
1925 725 7 718
1926 780 0 780
1927 721 0 721
1928 859 13 846
1929 936 8 928
1930 986 0 986
1931 1,006 6 1,000
1932 1,008 0 1,008
1933 941 7 934
1934 993 0 993
1935 1,015 0 1,015
1936 1,128 0 1,128
1937 1,338 0 1,338
1938 1,550 9 1,541
1939 1,411 0 1,411
1940 1,615 7 1,608
1941 1,498 6 1,492
1942 1,764 0 1,764
1943 1,640 0 1,640
1944 1,508 6 1,502
1945 1,580 0 1,580
1946 2,066 6 2,060
1947 2,193 5 2,188
1948 2,060 0 2,060
1949 1,941 6 1,935
1950 1,898 7 1,891
1951 1,975 6 1,969
1952 1,940 5 1,935
1953 1,853 0 1,853
1954 1,959 6 1,953
1955 1,844 0 1,844
1956 1,634 0 1,634
1957 1,578 5 1,573
1958 1,605 0 1,605
1959 1,441 8 1,433
1960 1,480 6 1,474
1961 1,342 0 1,342
1962 1,289 8 1,281
1963 1,229 6 1,223
1964 1,170 0 1,170
1965 1,095 0 1,095
1966 988 0 988
1967 863 5 858
1968 880 6 874
1969 820 7 813
1970 812 6 806
1971 785 5 780
1972 625 0 625
1973 566 5 561
1974 539 5 534
1975 577 0 577
1976 505 0 505
1977 496 5 491
1978 512 5 507
1979 533 5 528
1980 538 0 538
1981 552 0 552
1982 596 6 590
1983 594 5 589
1984 591 6 585
1985 523 6 517
1986 516 5 511
1987 544 6 538
1988 590 0 590
1989 598 7 591
1990 605 0 605
1991 601 0 601
1992 595 0 595
1993 572 0 572
1994 536 5 531
1995 539 0 539
1996 449 0 449
1997 486 0 486
1998 497 0 497
1999 513 0 513
2000 484 0 484
2001 489 0 489
2002 495 0 495
2003 624 0 624
2004 588 0 588
2005 554 0 554
2006 513 0 513
2007 506 0 506
2008 477 0 477
2009 471 0 471
2010 403 0 403
2011 350 0 350
2012 339 0 339
2013 369 0 369
2014 333 0 333
2015 391 0 391
2016 328 0 328

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Popularity of Allan as a first name

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Popularity of Allan as a last name

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Common last names for Allan

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Campbell
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Nelson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Allan U.S.
  White 84.46% 64.26%
  African American 6.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Allan

People with the last name Allan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Allan

  • How Popular is the name Allan? Allan is the 663rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Allan was the 3,022nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Allan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 94,145 babies born with the first name Allan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Allan to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Allan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 20 new born babies.
  • When was Allan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Allan is Sunday, August 15th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Allan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Allan was in 1947 with a total of 2,188 babies. That's a lot of babies named Allan!
  • Random Allan Factoid: According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Allan ranks 78th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 65 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1949.
  • Weird things about the name Allan: Your name in reverse order is Nalla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nllaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Allan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,867 people with the last name Allan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Allan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Allan as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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