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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 "build a sibset with middle names".

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Doubling the first consonant doesn't make Alan any more modern.

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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

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Allen, the Servant of Evil in the Evillious Chronicles