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Galen

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Greek
"calm, healer"

Galen Origin and Meaning

The name Galen is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "calm, healer".

Many will associate this name with Galen of Pergamon, the second-century physician considered to be the founding father of medicine. A more recent reference is Star Wars character Galen Erso. The name still projects a gentle, scholarly image, while sharing sounds with more popular names like Aiden and Nathan. Bonus: it's also an anagram of Angel.

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Famous People Named Galen

  • Galen (born Aelius Galenus)Roman philosopher
  • Galen Laius GeringAmerican actor
  • Galen RuppAmerican Olympic distance runner
  • Galen Avery RowellAmerican landscape photographer
  • Galen Samuel HallAmerican college football coach

Galen in Pop Culture

  • Galencharacter in Jessica Day George's "Princess of the Midnight Ball"
  • Galencharacter in "The Search for Delicious" by Natalie Babbitt
  • Galen Tyrolcharacter on TV's "Battlestar Galactica"
  • Galen Vaughanminor character in The Vampire Diaries series
  • Galen Marek (Starkiller)character in the Star Wars video game and novel "The Force Unleashed"
  • Galentechnomage on TV's "Babylon 5"
  • Galen DeMarcocharacter in Judge Dredd comics
  • Galen Doc Adamscharacter on TV's "Gunsmoke"
  • Galenthe assistant of Dr. Zaius in the Planet of the Apes series
  • Galencharacter on TV's "Roar"
  • Galencharacter in Of Poseidon (book)
  • Professor Richard GalenCaptain Jean,Luc Picard's archaeology professor in Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Galen Ersocharacter in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

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