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Alan Name Popularity

How popular is the name Alan? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 328 27 0.0077%
1911 369 25 0.0067%
1912 372 66 0.0131%
1913 339 108 0.019%
1914 352 136 0.0195%
1915 350 190 0.0209%
1916 342 210 0.0217%
1917 302 269 0.0269%
1918 310 285 0.0266%
1919 305 284 0.0271%
1920 263 395 0.0355%
1921 297 331 0.0289%
1922 261 426 0.0382%
1923 219 556 0.0496%
1924 218 588 0.0506%
1925 182 758 0.0671%
1926 173 800 0.0727%
1927 179 776 0.0701%
1928 159 927 0.0866%
1929 146 1,064 0.1027%
1930 136 1,277 0.1223%
1931 120 1,393 0.1411%
1932 127 1,320 0.1336%
1933 123 1,317 0.1414%
1934 124 1,346 0.1392%
1935 122 1,394 0.1434%
1936 108 1,736 0.1802%
1937 103 1,829 0.1856%
1938 91 2,233 0.2181%
1939 86 2,306 0.2267%
1940 88 2,356 0.2217%
1941 84 2,615 0.2323%
1942 81 3,132 0.248%
1943 67 3,850 0.2949%
1944 55 4,270 0.3445%
1945 52 5,070 0.4157%
1946 49 6,487 0.4396%
1947 45 7,820 0.4685%
1948 46 7,391 0.463%
1949 45 7,256 0.4511%
1950 41 7,738 0.4806%
1951 40 8,413 0.4962%
1952 42 8,306 0.4758%
1953 43 8,444 0.4771%
1954 43 8,710 0.4765%
1955 43 9,028 0.4908%
1956 44 8,722 0.4618%
1957 48 8,208 0.4265%
1958 49 8,227 0.4353%
1959 50 8,148 0.4289%
1960 50 8,357 0.4411%
1961 51 8,617 0.4564%
1962 53 7,712 0.4201%
1963 56 6,935 0.3863%
1964 53 6,810 0.3869%
1965 59 5,618 0.3435%
1966 57 4,944 0.3167%
1967 61 4,564 0.3007%
1968 71 3,980 0.2651%
1969 76 3,860 0.2506%
1970 90 3,560 0.2237%
1971 99 3,164 0.2106%
1972 109 2,576 0.1891%
1973 114 2,266 0.1748%
1974 117 2,228 0.1714%
1975 115 2,243 0.1745%
1976 115 2,186 0.1696%
1977 126 2,128 0.1579%
1978 122 2,112 0.1571%
1979 115 2,325 0.1649%
1980 111 2,669 0.1825%
1981 112 2,591 0.1763%
1982 107 2,681 0.1794%
1983 102 2,766 0.1874%
1984 105 2,701 0.1816%
1985 108 2,678 0.1764%
1986 107 2,637 0.1747%
1987 112 2,583 0.1693%
1988 109 2,752 0.1766%
1989 119 2,723 0.1687%
1990 125 2,629 0.1586%
1991 128 2,536 0.1556%
1992 129 2,596 0.1626%
1993 132 2,547 0.1634%
1994 145 2,406 0.1568%
1995 153 2,272 0.1508%
1996 144 2,423 0.1618%
1997 158 2,155 0.1457%
1998 162 2,103 0.1405%
1999 165 2,220 0.1482%
2000 161 2,394 0.1567%
2001 150 2,621 0.174%
2002 153 2,592 0.173%
2003 132 3,079 0.2024%
2004 132 3,051 0.2002%
2005 128 3,189 0.2086%
2006 122 3,445 0.22%
2007 130 3,229 0.2047%
2008 135 3,002 0.1942%
2009 142 2,818 0.1885%
2010 156 2,487 0.1726%
2011 164 2,321 0.1629%
2012 172 2,254 0.1582%
2013 154 2,581 0.1813%
2014 170 2,471 0.1696%
2015 167 2,464 0.1693%
2016 154 2,609 0.181%
2017 161 2,408 0.1725%
2018 173 2,221 0.1617%
2019 182 2,123 0.1568%

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Names Like Alan

If you like Alan, you’ll love these other names like Alan.


What names are variants of Alan?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Alan.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ailean

Precious

German

Ailin

Precious

German

Al
Alain

French

#1,574 (0.0028%)  
Alair

Cheerful; precious

Latin

Aland

Precious

German

Alann

Precious

German

Alano

Precious

German

Alanson

Precious

German

Alen

Precious

German

#2,012 (0.0012%)  
Alin

Precious

German

Allain

Precious

German

Allan

Precious

German

#767 (0.017%)  
Allayne

Precious

German

Allen

Little rock

English

#416 (0.0512%)  
Alley

Precious

German

Alleyn

Precious

German

Alleyne

Precious

German

Allie

Precious; noble, bright, famous; man's defender, warrior

Greek

Allin

Precious

German

Allon

Precious; oak tree

Hebrew

Allyn

Precious

German

Alon

Oak tree

Hebrew

#2,711 (0.0004%)  
Alun

Welsh

Alyn

Precious

German


What names sound like Alan?

If you like how Alan sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Alan.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Elan

Oak tree

Hebrew

#1,301 (0.0049%)  
Ilan

Tree

Hebrew

#1,293 (0.0051%)  

What names are similar to Alan?

Find a name that’s like Alan, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Elwyn

White, fair, holy

Welsh


Lists With Alan

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Alan.


Siblings of Alan

Mamas with kids named Alan also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nova

New

Latin

#56 (0.3002%)  
Logan

Small hollow

Scottish

#10 (0.8991%)  

1 Comment

  1. We named our last baby boy Alan James the 3rd after my husband and his father.


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