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PronouncedPron.A-lən English

Meaning & History

Variant of ALAN. The American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) got his middle name from the surname of the parents who adopted him.
VariantsAlan, Allen, Allyn English Alan, Allen Scottish
DiminutiveAl English
Other Languages & CulturesAlan Breton Alen Croatian Alain, Alan French Ailín Irish Alen Slovene Alun Welsh
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Charles Dickens characters, never out of the US top 1000, surnames
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute