"a narrow valley"

Glen Origin and Meaning

The name Glen is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "a narrow valley".

Former cool-boy name now in middle-aged limbo, but with a nice naturey meaning to endear it to modern parents.

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Famous People Named Glen

  • Glen CampbellAmerican country music singer
  • Glen HansardIrish singer and actor
  • Glen BossAustralian jockey
  • Glen CookAmerican science fiction and fantasy author
  • Glen DavisAmerican basketball player
  • Glen GouldCanadian pianist
  • Glen Bentonbassist for American death metal band Deicide

Glen in Pop Culture

  • Glen Bishopcharacter on TV's "Mad Men"
  • "Glen or Glenda" 1953 movie directed by Ed Wood
  • Glen Elgcharacter in "Ace Attorney" game series
  • Glen Lantzcharacter in "A Nightmare on Elm Street"

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