Gender: Male Origin of Alun: Welsh spelling of Alan; river in Wales Meaning of Alan: Irish, "handsome, cheerful"

Alun Origin and Meaning

The name Alun is a boy's name of Welsh origin.

This name of a river in Wales represents a vowel change from Alan, which makes the name somewhat more intriguing, but still possibly not intriguing enough. Bonus points if you're a surfer, sailor, or you're expecting a baby born under a water sign of the zodiac: It's one of the more unusual names that mean water.

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_NorthStar_ Says:


This may *technically* not be a creative spelling....but I assure you the results are the same...the child will....for the rest of their correcting someone continuously on the pronunciation or the spelling if this name. That ought to be a blast for the poor child. Aside from that, it looks simply lazy next to Allen, which isn't a phenomenal name to begin with.

franklyjennifer Says:


I read it as AL-oon

rie Says:


I don't think it should be spelled Alun if it's pronounced Alen.. But then again, names like Sarah or Todd are pronounced Sara-hhh or Tod-ddd, so I don't understand what all of the fuss is about? There are worse names Than Alun lemme tell you.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:



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fuzzycub Says:


When did I even imply that?

SweetPraline Says:


Well we didn't live hundreds of years ago so none of us can say for sure what people did or did not name their children. I'm sure they had some outlandish spellings and name variations as well for the time.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Ok then whatever. Not everything has to be said directly to be implied.

fuzzycub Says:


Of course kids with weirdly spelled names will have to spell them out a lot - that's one reason why I don't like weirdly spelled names. Who said that hundreds of years ago people were calling their kids Kayleigh and Kylee? Certainly not me.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


And kids with kre8tiv names will continuously have to spell out their names. Even my name, Zara, is mispelled a lot, and it's pretty simple.

Oh yeah absolutely! I'm sure that hundreds of years ago people were calling their kids Kayleigh and Kylee.

fuzzycub Says:


I guess he'll have to give the disclaimer "it's Welsh" every time he spells his name. Weren't a lot of names made up in their original languages by parents who wanted a unique title for their children? That's what names are for - to distinguish one person from another verbally.

britney d Says:


I see the point you're trying to make, but Alun isn't a creative spelling, in some countries names are spelled differently.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Well its easy enough to just say "its Welsh" if they ask, problem solved. And by 'legitimate' I mean that this name has true roots and origins to a particular country and language, not a name that has been changed to be more 'unique'.

fuzzycub Says:


Except that 99.99% of people would perceive it as a kre8tiv spelling. Also, when exactly does a name become "legitimate"?

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


But Alun is a legitimate name, not a kre8tiv spelling so it really doesn't apply.

fuzzycub Says:


Imagine if we spelled everything this way: I pledge allegunce to thuh flag uf thuh Unitud States uf Americuh...

britney d Says:


It's pronounced like Alan/Allen. So Al-Lun.

Catastroffy Says:


Is this pronounced "Al-lunn" or "Al-uhn"?