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Glenn

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250k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Glenn

"Glenn" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "From the wooded valley". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. Made the first orbital rocket-powered flight by a United States astronaut in 1962; later in United States Senate (1921-)
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  1. A surname​, variant of Glen.
  2. A male given name, fairly popular in the middle of the 20th century.
  3. (rare) A female given name.

Glenn was also found in the following language(s): Norwegian and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Glenn

Glenn was born on November 6th, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. He passed away on January 18th, 2016.

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Glenn Miller was a swing music and big band bandleader, musician, arranger, and composer. He plays Trombone. He was most prominent from 1923 to 1944. Glenn was given the name Alton Glenn Miller on March 1st, 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa, United States. He died on December 15th, 1944.

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Glenn Close is an actress, producer, and mental health advocate. She has had major accomplishments since 1974. Glenn was born as the child of William Close and Bettine Moore Close on March 19th, 1947 in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.

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Glenn Beck is a television host and political commentator, radio host, author, television network & film producer, entrepreneur, and talk radio. Glenn was given the name Glenn Lee Beck on February 10th, 1964 in Everett, Washington, U.S.

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Glenn Ford was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1939 to 1991. Glenn was given the name Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford on May 1st, 1916 in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada. He left this life on August 30th, 2006.

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Glenn Greenwald is a non-fiction, political, and legal commentary author, lawyer, and journalist. Glenn was given the name Glenn Edward Greenwald on March 6th, 1967 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Glenn

John Glenn is a Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and Chairman of theSenate Committee on Governmental Affairs. His most notable accomplishments were from 1974 to 1999. His military service ended in 1965. John was born on July 18th, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio, U.S.

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Scott Glenn is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1965. Scott was given the name Theodore Scott Glenn on January 26th, 1941 in Pittsburgh.

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Kimiko Glenn is an actress. She was most prominent from 2008 to present. Kimiko was born on June 20th, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

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Annie was given the name Anna Margaret Castor on February 17th, 1920 in Columbus, Ohio, United States.

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Freddie was born on January 6th, 1957.

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Tyler Glenn is a musician. Tyler was given the name Tyler Aaron Glenn on November 28th, 1983.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 48 5 43
1881 50 5 45
1882 51 0 51
1883 70 5 65
1884 67 6 61
1885 77 9 68
1886 105 6 99
1887 91 5 86
1888 118 8 110
1889 110 7 103
1890 128 11 117
1891 150 12 138
1892 150 11 139
1893 138 7 131
1894 148 6 142
1895 173 23 150
1896 187 13 174
1897 181 10 171
1898 190 12 178
1899 173 12 161
1900 214 20 194
1901 190 10 180 #94 boy name
1902 193 8 185
1903 203 5 198 #97 boy name
1904 225 8 217 #99 boy name
1905 203 14 189
1906 230 13 217 #98 boy name
1907 241 7 234
1908 264 17 247
1909 271 10 261
1910 357 8 349 #97 boy name
1911 355 12 343
1912 959 11 948 #84 boy name
1913 1,142 20 1,122 #85 boy name
1914 1,347 21 1,326 #91 boy name
1915 1,870 28 1,842 #87 boy name
1916 2,004 34 1,970 #84 boy name
1917 2,024 27 1,997 #86 boy name
1918 2,281 28 2,253 #84 boy name
1919 2,173 20 2,153 #84 boy name
1920 2,401 26 2,375 #80 boy name
1921 2,481 32 2,449 #80 boy name
1922 2,445 19 2,426 #79 boy name
1923 2,407 38 2,369 #84 boy name
1924 2,616 31 2,585 #79 boy name
1925 2,659 48 2,611 #77 boy name
1926 2,662 27 2,635 #75 boy name
1927 2,708 37 2,671 #76 boy name
1928 2,628 28 2,600 #76 boy name
1929 2,473 39 2,434 #80 boy name
1930 2,800 41 2,759 #71 boy name
1931 2,636 14 2,622 #72 boy name
1932 2,454 18 2,436 #77 boy name
1933 2,391 24 2,367 #74 boy name
1934 2,365 26 2,339 #82 boy name
1935 2,458 21 2,437 #78 boy name
1936 2,345 18 2,327 #80 boy name
1937 2,288 26 2,262 #89 boy name
1938 2,384 15 2,369 #83 boy name
1939 2,315 14 2,301 #87 boy name
1940 2,480 15 2,465 #83 boy name
1941 2,547 23 2,524 #86 boy name
1942 2,912 25 2,887 #88 boy name
1943 3,083 32 3,051 #85 boy name
1944 2,866 17 2,849 #88 boy name
1945 2,746 14 2,732 #93 boy name
1946 3,919 25 3,894 #81 boy name
1947 5,179 25 5,154 #71 boy name
1948 4,779 35 4,744 #73 boy name
1949 5,437 26 5,411 #61 boy name
1950 5,500 31 5,469 #59 boy name
1951 5,826 25 5,801 #58 boy name
1952 5,965 21 5,944 #61 boy name
1953 5,760 29 5,731 #67 boy name
1954 6,259 20 6,239 #63 boy name
1955 6,264 19 6,245 #59 boy name
1956 6,237 37 6,200 #61 boy name
1957 6,291 34 6,257 #62 boy name
1958 5,478 27 5,451 #77 boy name
1959 5,390 39 5,351 #79 boy name
1960 5,582 22 5,560 #74 boy name
1961 6,307 33 6,274 #64 boy name
1962 7,389 33 7,356 #55 boy name
1963 5,997 23 5,974 #65 boy name
1964 4,770 22 4,748 #81 boy name
1965 4,378 14 4,364 #85 boy name
1966 3,689 25 3,664 #90 boy name
1967 3,459 16 3,443 #91 boy name
1968 3,257 14 3,243 #92 boy name
1969 3,488 19 3,469 #88 boy name
1970 3,032 23 3,009
1971 2,493 15 2,478
1972 1,996 15 1,981
1973 1,710 11 1,699
1974 1,564 20 1,544
1975 1,397 14 1,383
1976 1,325 6 1,319
1977 1,255 11 1,244
1978 1,128 7 1,121
1979 1,127 10 1,117
1980 1,155 11 1,144
1981 1,114 8 1,106
1982 1,096 8 1,088
1983 1,025 11 1,014
1984 1,027 5 1,022
1985 1,023 20 1,003
1986 996 14 982
1987 996 10 986
1988 935 11 924
1989 930 18 912
1990 868 14 854
1991 854 12 842
1992 707 11 696
1993 670 17 653
1994 562 9 553
1995 538 9 529
1996 495 12 483
1997 470 11 459
1998 440 0 440
1999 409 12 397
2000 335 0 335
2001 307 5 302
2002 321 0 321
2003 296 0 296
2004 296 0 296
2005 261 0 261
2006 236 0 236
2007 260 0 260
2008 246 0 246
2009 175 0 175
2010 189 0 189
2011 163 0 163
2012 179 0 179
2013 162 0 162
2014 160 0 160
2015 165 0 165
2016 171 0 171

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Popularity of Glenn as a first name

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Popularity of Glenn as a last name

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Common last names for Glenn

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Baker
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Hall
  • Allen
  • Wright

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Glenn U.S.
  White 61.41% 64.26%
  African American 32.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Glenn

People with the last name Glenn are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Glenn

  • How Popular is the name Glenn? Glenn is the 299th most popular name of all time. As a last name Glenn was the 669th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Glenn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 249,560 babies born with the first name Glenn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Glenn to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Glenn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 48 new born babies.
  • When was Glenn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Glenn is Wednesday, July 16th, 1823.
  • What year had the most people named Glenn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Glenn was in 1962 with a total of 7,356 babies. That's a lot of babies named Glenn!
  • Random Glenn Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Glenn ranks 50th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 117 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Glenn: Your name in reverse order is Nnelg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lgnne. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Glenn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 51,043 people with the last name Glenn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Glenn? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Glenn as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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