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Meaning of Glen

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The name Glen has the following meaning:

From the secluded narrow valley.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Glen is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 986 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name Glen remained at the same ranking of 1000. (A ranking of 1000 means that this name ranked 1000 or poorer in the 2008/2009 popularity surveys)

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Glen in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Glen is pronounced as glen


Glen originates from the Gaelic language.

See other suggested Gaelic boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Glen and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Glen: Boys - Kael, Kermit, Girls - Arline, Both genders - Brogan, Casey, Corey, Daly, Darcy, Devin


Popular Variants for the name Glen: Glean, Gleann (Irish), Glenard, Glendael, Glendail, Glendale, Glendayle, Glenerd, Glenn (Scottish), Glennard, Glennerd, Glenney, Glenni, Glennie, Glennon, Glenny, Glin, Glinn, Glyn, Glynn


We think the name Glen should fall under the following style category: The 70's.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Glen to be: A wealthy and intelligent person

In one word, you might describe Glen as a(n) "wealthy" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Glen (or its variants) are:

Glen Ford, born on 1 May, a famous actor. Glen Ford's background: An acclaimed Canadian-born actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. Ford was a versatile actor best known for playing either cowboys or ordinary men in unusual circumstances.

Glen Campbell, born on 22 March, a famous singer. Glen Campbell's background: Born in 1936. This Rhinestone Cowboy was born in Billstown, Arkansas. His father was a sharecropper, and Glen was one of 12 children. Among his best-known songs are 'Galveston' (1969)and 'Wichita Lineman' (1968).

Glen Anthony Rice , born on 28 May, a famous athlete. Glen Anthony Rice 's background: A retired American basketball player in the NBA. Rice was a three-time NBA All-Star guard/forward well known for his pinpoint shooting accuracy, ranking 4th in NBA history with 1,559 three-point field goals made during his 15-year career.
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