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Gender: M Meaning of Allan: "handsome, cheerful" Origin of Allan: Spelling variation of Alan meaning "handsome, cheerful" Allan's Popularity in 2016: #736

While Alan was Number 154 in 2016, the extra-L variation was Number 736. Both spellings remain popular in Ireland and England.

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Famous People Named Allan

Allan Franklin Arbus, American actor and photographer, and the husband of photographer Diane Arbus
Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize
Allan Leslie Walters, Australian Air Force commander
Joseph Aloysius "Allan" Dwan, Candian-American film director
Allan Joseph Lamb, English cricketer
Allan Michael Rock, Canadian politician and U.N. ambassador
Allan Robert Bell, Chief Minister of the Isle of Man
Edgar Allan Poe, American poet and novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Allan

Allan Armadale, main character in Wilkie Collins's 1866 mystery novel "Armadale"
Allan Quatermain, main character in H. Rider Haggard's adventure novel series