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Gender: Male Meaning of Allen: "handsome" Origin of Allen: Celtic Allen's Popularity in 2017: #401

The name Allen is a boy's name of Celtic origin meaning "handsome". Allen is ranked #401 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Midcentury Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "New: Movie Title Family Name Game!".

From the experts:

Allen is the spelling most associated with the surname; it might also be the most appropriate if you're trying to steer clear of Al as a nickname, as this can easily offer you Len or Lenny as options.

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Famous People Named Allen

Allen Sawkins, played Deacon Jim on the web-series "Divine"
Allen Ezail Iverson II aka Deuce, son of athlete Allen Ezail Iverson
Allen Leech, Irish actor (Tom Branson on "Downton Abbey")
Chad Allen, played Matthew Cooper on the TV show "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," LGBT activist
Allen Alvarado, American actor
Phillip Allen Sharp, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Allen Ginsberg, Beat poet and activist
Hoodie Allen, American rapper
Rodney Allen Rippy, American former child actor

Pop Culture References for the name Allen

Allen, the Servant of Evil in the Evillious Chronicles