Allen

Allen - A very unique male name



  Feb 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Allen, meaning handsome, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #97. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Allen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Allen? 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 Allen. The baby boy name Allen was given to 922 baby boys in 2012, ranking #327 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,780 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Allen peaked in popularity 77 years ago in 1940 on position 71.



Famous with this name

Tim Allen
Alfie Allen
Joan Allen


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Allen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Allen is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #183 - and is the least popular in Colorado at position #728.

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 Allen is where you live.


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Allen origin and meaning

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

Similar to Allen

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

Alan / Allan / 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
2012327
2011318
2010325
2009313
2008292
2007287
2006284
2005273
2004256
2003252
2002246
2001245
2000250
1999241
1998238
1997221
1996212
1995197
1994180
1993169
1992163
1991152
1990142
1989130
1988134
1987128
1986128
1985128
1984128
1983120
1982122
1981130
1980125
1979137
1978143
1977144
1976134
1975126
1974124
1973124
1972123
1971119
1970114
1969110
1968100
1967100
196697
196592
196493
196390
196293
196196
196099
195997
195892
195791
195687
195583
195482
195381
195277
195173
195071
194971
194872
194773
194674
194573
194477
194376
194271
194173
194071
193972
193873
193777
193681
193583
193488
193383
193280
193179
193085
192986
192893
192795
192693
192594
192494
192396
192294
192194
192094
191999
191898
1917100
1916100
191599
1914105
1913100
1912102
191199
191097

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia183
Hawaii211
New York228
Ohio236
Pennsylvania239
Louisiana250
Mississippi272
Virginia275
California284
Nevada288
Arkansas289
Florida293
Wisconsin318
Illinois320
Georgia322
Maryland328
Arizona328
North Carolina329
Texas344
Michigan361
Alabama373
South Carolina376
Missouri379
Connecticut412
Kentucky413
Tennessee417
Minnesota428
New Mexico447
Utah454
Oregon461
New Jersey488
Washington507
Iowa511
Indiana530
Massachusetts585
Oklahoma726
Colorado728

Even more about Allen


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 Allen 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 Allen?

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 Allen
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,780
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +922

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