Infographic of Galen name meaning, which is “The calm one,” from the Greek galena, tranquility. Galen is the name of a celebrated Greek physician and author of the 2nd century.
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Galen Name Popularity

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

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 728 11 0.0022%
1913 621 22 0.0039%
1914 620 33 0.0047%
1915 756 28 0.0031%
1916 708 39 0.004%
1917 753 33 0.0033%
1918 755 38 0.0035%
1919 732 40 0.0038%
1920 673 55 0.0049%
1921 693 53 0.0046%
1922 689 54 0.0048%
1923 598 74 0.0066%
1924 670 59 0.0051%
1925 622 70 0.0062%
1926 595 74 0.0067%
1927 608 71 0.0064%
1928 614 63 0.0059%
1929 560 76 0.0073%
1930 595 67 0.0064%
1931 535 81 0.0082%
1932 533 81 0.0082%
1933 503 89 0.0096%
1934 468 109 0.0113%
1935 495 96 0.0099%
1936 490 96 0.01%
1937 503 90 0.0091%
1938 459 118 0.0115%
1939 441 129 0.0127%
1940 446 128 0.012%
1941 457 125 0.0111%
1942 442 156 0.0124%
1943 433 164 0.0126%
1944 411 174 0.014%
1945 415 164 0.0134%
1946 445 162 0.011%
1947 399 259 0.0155%
1948 372 299 0.0187%
1949 328 397 0.0247%
1950 378 280 0.0174%
1951 349 345 0.0203%
1952 390 267 0.0153%
1953 421 241 0.0136%
1954 408 270 0.0148%
1955 428 251 0.0136%
1956 456 228 0.0121%
1957 471 228 0.0118%
1958 495 202 0.0107%
1959 519 187 0.0098%
1960 529 177 0.0093%
1961 546 165 0.0087%
1962 558 152 0.0083%
1963 603 125 0.007%
1964 562 151 0.0086%
1965 625 102 0.0062%
1966 586 115 0.0074%
1967 624 102 0.0067%
1968 616 106 0.0071%
1969 589 128 0.0083%
1970 589 143 0.009%
1971 621 131 0.0087%
1972 605 125 0.0092%
1973 673 91 0.007%
1974 749 71 0.0055%
1975 668 105 0.0082%
1976 753 75 0.0058%
1977 851 57 0.0042%
1978 740 85 0.0063%
1979 768 80 0.0057%
1980 739 92 0.0063%
1981 853 62 0.0042%
1982 878 59 0.0039%
1983 817 66 0.0045%
1984 756 85 0.0057%
1985 776 84 0.0055%
1986 679 126 0.0083%
1987 802 87 0.0057%
1988 843 80 0.0051%
1989 815 102 0.0063%
1990 788 119 0.0072%
1991 879 92 0.0056%
1992 933 84 0.0053%
1993 985 74 0.0047%
1994 977 78 0.0051%
1995 857 109 0.0072%
1996 1,007 75 0.005%
1997 1,180 54 0.0037%
1998 1,133 62 0.0041%
1999 1,188 58 0.0039%
2000 1,337 47 0.0031%
2001 1,563 31 0.0021%
2002 1,315 52 0.0035%
2003 1,448 42 0.0028%
2004 1,751 27 0.0018%
2005 1,910 21 0.0014%
2006 2,125 16 0.001%
2007 2,650 7 0.0004%
2008 2,413 11 0.0007%
2009 2,779 6 0.0004%
2010 2,282 12 0.0008%
2011 0 0%
2012 1,902 22 0.0015%
2013 2,702 6 0.0004%
2014 1,943 22 0.0015%
2015 2,736 6 0.0004%
2016 2,694 6 0.0004%
2017 1,980 18 0.0013%
2018 2,779 5 0.0004%
2019 2,354 9 0.0007%

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Names Like Galen

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What names are diminutives of Galen?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Galen sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Galen, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gale

Foreigner; cheerful, happy

Irish


What names are variants of Galen?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gaelan

Calm

Greek

Gaillen

Calm

Greek

Galan

Calm

Greek

Galeno

Calm

Greek

Galin

Calm

Greek

Galyn

Calm

Greek

Gaylen

Calm

Greek

Gaylin

Calm

Greek

Gaylinn

Calm

Greek

Gaylon

Calm

Greek

Jalen

Modern

Jalin

Calm

Greek

Jalon

Calm

Greek

Jaylen

Created name

American

Jaylon

Calm

Greek


What names sound like Galen?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Glen

Glen

Irish

Kalen

Gaelic


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