Origin:German
Popularity:324
Meaning:precious
Alan as a boy's name is pronounced AL-an. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alan is "precious". From Adal. Also possibly derived from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock".

Famous Alans

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  • Alan Alda
    Actor
  • Alan Davies
    Comedian
  • Alan Greenspan
    Economist
  • Alan Menken
    Composer
  • Alan Thicke
    TV Actor
  • Alan Turing
    Mathematician

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Source: Social Security Administration

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