Given Name GALEN

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: GAY-lən  [details]

Meaning & History

Modern form of the Greek name Γαληνος (Galenos), which meant "calm" from Greek γαληνη (galene). It was borne by a 2nd-century BC Greco-Roman physician who contributed to anatomy and medicine. In modern times the name is occasionally given in his honour.

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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Galenos (Ancient Greek)
Entry updated December 8, 2017