Gender: Female Meaning of Galen: "healer, calm" Origin of Galen: Greek

Galen Origin and Meaning

The name Galen is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "healer, calm".

The final n makes this choice infinitely more modern than Gail.

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RoddyThlayli Says:


By that logic, Gabriel and Gary, two quite established boy's names, shouldn't be usable either.

indiefendi2 Says:


I had no idea this is Greek, I thought it was Irish.

Wittyusername103 Says:


It means healer not male healer therefore it is fair game.

lynn_wentworth Says:


I think this is a strong name for girls and a traditional name for boys. For either gender, its a wonderful name

clairels Says:


I love this for a girl. For a boy I don't it's usable anymore because of the "gay" sound.

mel_finch Says:


I can't see this as a female name - it just makes me think of the technomage from Crusade.

Kisa Says:


To me this name isn't a well established name for either gender, I feel boys and girls can pull this name off.

lesliemarion Says:


This is a male name. Period. I am so sick of the misappropriation of male names for females that I could spit.