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English, Scottish


Allen is a variant of the classic Irish name Alan. Better known as a last name than a given name, Allen could make for a fun spin on the original for your baby boy! It’s a short, solid name that can be contracted to Al if you’d like something shorter. You could also swap out the “e” for an “a” to get Allan, or go for the lesser known Welsh variant Alun!

Rank in the year 2015

Allen was ranked #686 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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