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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. GAY-lən
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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.
Other Languages & CulturesGalenos(Ancient Greek)


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