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Gender: Male Meaning of Allan: "handsome, cheerful" Origin of Allan: Spelling variation of Alan meaning "handsome, cheerful" Allan's Popularity in 2018: #778

The name Allan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "handsome, cheerful". Allan is ranked #778 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "BookButterfly's Newest Lifetime Story Game Part 2: Your Husband & How you Met".

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This extra-L variation of Alan isn't quite as popular as the original. Both spellings remain popular in Ireland and England.

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danirose01 Says:


Personally my favorite spelling of this name because of Mr Poe