Glen

Glen - A very unique male name



  Jan 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Glen, meaning a narrow valley, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #163. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Glen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Glen? 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 Glen. The baby boy name Glen was given to 35 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1861 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 46,887 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Glen peaked in popularity 92 years ago in 1927 on position 113.



Famous with this name

Iain Glen
Glen Cresswell
Glen Morgan


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Glen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Glen is currently topping the baby name charts in Illinois at position #1,244 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,087.

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 Glen is where you live.


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Glen origin and meaning

Glen is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means a narrow valley. To see famous people named Glen, pop culture references for the name Glen and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Glen

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

Glenn / Galen / Glynn / Gaylon / Glennon / Gaylen / Glyn / Gilman / Giuliano / Gleen /

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
20121861
20111688
20101655
20091782
20081861
20071491
20061884
20051277
20041161
20031068
2002944
2001871
2000799
1999860
1998766
1997708
1996645
1995603
1994588
1993568
1992530
1991491
1990471
1989437
1988399
1987368
1986387
1985355
1984333
1983341
1982325
1981314
1980316
1979318
1978291
1977291
1976258
1975250
1974241
1973238
1972201
1971174
1970155
1969135
1968162
1967157
1966159
1965148
1964154
1963143
1962128
1961134
1960143
1959133
1958131
1957129
1956125
1955130
1954131
1953129
1952121
1951127
1950124
1949127
1948133
1947137
1946143
1945149
1944147
1943145
1942144
1941137
1940131
1939123
1938121
1937122
1936120
1935124
1934120
1933123
1932118
1931113
1930114
1929120
1928115
1927113
1926121
1925115
1924117
1923120
1922123
1921117
1920121
1919116
1918125
1917122
1916122
1915122
1914123
1913127
1912139
1911156
1910163

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Illinois1244
Ohio1253
New York1357
California1645
Texas2087

Even more about Glen


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 Glen 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 Glen?

1 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
1927
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Glen
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 46,887
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +35

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