Allan

Allan - A very unique male name



  Feb 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Allan, meaning handsome, cheerful, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #310. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Allan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Allan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Allan. The baby boy name Allan was given to 281 baby boys in 2012, ranking #710 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,840 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Allan peaked in popularity 79 years ago in 1940 on position 115.



Famous with this name

Allan Svensson
Allan K.
Allan Paule


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Allan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Allan is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #435 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,181.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Allan is where you live.


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Allan origin and meaning

Allan is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means handsome, cheerful. To see famous people named Allan, pop culture references for the name Allan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Allan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Allan, sorted by popularity.

Alan / Allen / Alain / Allyn / Alma / Alen / Alon / Almon / Aleem / Alim /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012710
2011678
2010609
2009556
2008552
2007515
2006506
2005465
2004436
2003419
2002481
2001487
2000488
1999459
1998449
1997465
1996495
1995427
1994439
1993412
1992383
1991377
1990388
1989380
1988355
1987364
1986371
1985365
1984326
1983324
1982332
1981339
1980344
1979343
1978344
1977357
1976344
1975313
1974327
1973317
1972292
1971271
1970268
1969256
1968240
1967239
1966222
1965220
1964220
1963220
1962215
1961211
1960197
1959201
1958180
1957187
1956177
1955156
1954146
1953153
1952146
1951137
1950141
1949141
1948132
1947132
1946123
1945138
1944144
1943135
1942124
1941135
1940115
1939125
1938119
1937123
1936138
1935151
1934152
1933154
1932153
1931151
1930156
1929161
1928173
1927199
1926185
1925200
1924203
1923224
1922225
1921235
1920238
1919242
1918246
1917240
1916238
1915231
1914256
1913264
1912238
1911272
1910310

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California435
New York441
Washington472
Connecticut482
New Jersey544
Texas554
Oregon564
Florida589
Illinois593
Minnesota710
Oklahoma725
Georgia733
Louisiana858
Arizona939
North Carolina959
Michigan1018
Pennsylvania1023
Ohio1181

Even more about Allan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Allan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Allan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1940
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Allan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 5,840
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +281

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