Allan Origin and Meaning
The name Allan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "handsome, cheerful".
This extra-L variation of Alan isn't quite as popular as the original. Both spellings remain popular in Ireland and England.
# 814 in the US
Allan Rank in US Top 1000
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Famous People Named Allan
- Allan Franklin ArbusAmerican actor and photographer, and the husband of photographer Diane Arbus
- Allan McLeod CormackSouth African physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize
- Allan Leslie WaltersAustralian Air Force commander
- Joseph Aloysius "Allan" DwanCandian,American film director
- Allan Joseph LambEnglish cricketer
- Allan Michael RockCanadian politician and U.N. ambassador
- Allan Robert BellChief Minister of the Isle of Man
- Edgar Allan PoeAmerican poet and novelist
Allan in Pop Culture
- Allan Armadalemain character in Wilkie Collins's 1866 mystery novel "Armadale"
- Allan Quatermainmain character in H. Rider Haggard's adventure novel series