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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 "Change two letters (5 names)".

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 Ezail Iverson, American basketball player
Allen Bernard West, US Congressman from Florida
Alan "Allen" Leech, Irish actor
(Irwin) Allen Ginsberg, American Beat poet and activist
Allen Bernard Robinson II, American NFL player
Allen Daniel Candler, American politician; 56th Governor of Georgia
Allen Joseph Ellender, US Senator from Louisiana
Allen Miller Fletcher, American politician; 54th Governor of Vermont
Allen Ingvar Olson, American politician; 28th Governor North Dakota
Allen Welsh Dulles, American director of the CIA
Allen Granberry Thurman, US Senator from Ohio
Allen Neal Jones aka AJ Styles, American pro wrestler
(Larkin) Allen Collins, Jr., American guitarist of band Lynyrd Skynyrd
Allen Glover Lanier, American musician of band Blue Oyster Cult
(Douglas) Allen Woody, American guitarist of The Allman Bros. Band
Allen Stone, American R&B singer
Allen Stephen Covert, American actor and comedian
Allen Payne, American actor
Allen Ludden (born Allen Packard Ellsworth), American TV host
Allen Stuart Drury, American novelist
Hoodie Allen, American rapper
Allen Ezail Iverson II aka Deuce, son of basketball player Allen Iverson

Pop Culture References for the name Allen

Allen, the Servant of Evil in the Evillious Chronicles
Allen, character in The Walking Dead comic book series and television series
Allen the Alien, character in Image Comics
Allen Walker, character in the D.Gray-man manga and anime series