Spelling variation of Alan meaning "handsome, cheerful"
"handsome, cheerful"

Allan Origin and Meaning

The name Allan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "handsome, cheerful".
This extra-L variation of Alan isn't quite as popular as the original. Both spellings remain popular in Ireland and England.
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Famous People Named Allan

  • Allan Franklin ArbusAmerican actor and photographer, and the husband of photographer Diane Arbus
  • Allan McLeod CormackSouth African physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Allan Leslie WaltersAustralian Air Force commander
  • Joseph Aloysius "Allan" DwanCandian,American film director
  • Allan Joseph LambEnglish cricketer
  • Allan Michael RockCanadian politician and U.N. ambassador
  • Allan Robert BellChief Minister of the Isle of Man
  • Edgar Allan PoeAmerican poet and novelist

Allan in Pop Culture

  • Allan Armadalemain character in Wilkie Collins's 1866 mystery novel "Armadale"
  • Allan Quatermainmain character in H. Rider Haggard's adventure novel series

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