US Popularity:1045
Other Origin(s):Irish, Scottish, French
Meaning:Little rock; Handsome
Allen is a masculine name of Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish origin. This name has roots in the Irish language, pulling from the word álainn, which translates to “little rock” and is sure to be an apt choice for the newest rockstar in your family band! Allen also translates to “handsome” and has roots in the Breton languauge. As you can see, there is a lot to love about this surname-turned-given name.

Famous People Named Allen

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Lily Allen
  • Steve Allen
    Comedian, Composer
  • Woody Allen

Allen Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Allen is currently #1018 on The Bump
Boy:Allen is currently #556 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Allen is currently #1045 in U.S. births
Boy:Allen is currently #516 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 45
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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