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English, French, Scottish


With strong Celtic origins, Alan is a short, strong name that’s remained a firm favorite throughout the decades. In modern Irish, ailin means “little rock”, while the Scottish Gaelic alainn means “beautiful”. Alan is a proper classic, right up there with William, Benjamin and Henry. Feeling creative? You could add an “l” for Allan or go international with the French Alain or the Welsh Alun!

Rank in the year 2015

Alan was ranked #298 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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