Gender: Male Meaning of Glenn: "valley" Origin of Glenn: Scottish

Glenn Origin and Meaning

The name Glenn is a boy's name of Scottish, Aboriginal origin meaning "valley".

Glenn appealed to a lot of post-World War II parents for its cool, leafy image, also calling up the Big Band sounds of Glenn Miller and the calm, composed image of actor Glenn Ford, whose name at birth was the Welsh (now perhaps more appealing) Gwyllm. It could possible be in line for a comeback in the more nature-evoking spelling of Glen, as used by Glen Campbell, or possibly even the Welsh Glyn. Actress Glenn Close made it a female possibility.

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paulapuddephatt Says:


Really like this name

RoddyThlayli Says:


My first thought is Glenn Quinn, the actor who plays Doyle in Angel.

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kittykate928 Says:


"FOUR for you, Glenn Coco! You go Glenn Coco!"