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Just add a Y to it :) it looks better! Like Jalen I don’t really like the fact of Not adding Y’s to ay-Lin names.
Bubbles293739  10/30/2019
The name Galen was given to 57 boys in the US in 2018.
Lady_Skywalker  5/13/2019
I actually love the name Galen as a girl’s name! It’s very unique and elegant! But this name does have feminine forms ~Galene and Galena... even Gala, so I personally prefer Galen and all its feminine forms for a girl and mostly Galen for a boy. Giving a boy's name to a girl which is cute will still be considered a masculine name, it’s not like everyone is going to give their daughters boy names, they’re usually named Sophia and Emily!
― Anonymous User  1/16/2019
In 2018, 61 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Galen who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 784th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2018
Mad/Calm is a great if oxymoronic name meaning and as someone who likes weird names, I'm thinkin' warrior type or mad-paragon characters.
Queen-of-Pens  11/29/2017
Galen Strawson is a famous modern British philosopher.
angolmois  9/18/2017
There is a vein in your brain called the Vein of Galen, located under the cerebral hemispheres. It is an area where people have aneurysms. I was picked on too, as a young kid, yet my family never pronounced it "Gay"len, but rather "Gale" n. I am PA Dutch (German Dutch) and I have a cousin with my name and it is found more in PA. (I live in New England) I had looked up the meaning many years ago and it meant "healing," which was ironic because I'm in the medical field. My pediatrician as a child was Galen (just a coincidence). Their was a professional baseball player, Galen Cisco, he was a pitcher in the '60's.
farm boy  2/13/2017
From Star Wars: Galen Erso, father of Jyn Erso, an Imperial engineer who famously designed the Death Star with an intentional flaw in the reactor, allowing the Rebel Alliance to eventually destroy it.
AdrienWrenn  12/28/2016
My name is Galen.
I once hosted a ship's crew from Sweden and Norway.
The crew was very amused by my name and thought I did not know what it means in their language. In fact, the captain is Swedish born. I told them I knew it means CRAZY in english. But not to worry. I am only partially, lol

Recently they bought a new ship to add to the fleet. I asked them if they could name it Galen? They got a very good laugh out of it. :)
1galen  10/20/2016
The name Galen was given to 47 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/21/2016
A nursing college in my city is named Galen. I see that St. Galen was a physician, so that makes a lot of sense.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2014
The name Galen was given to 54 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
Galen Tyrol, called "Chief," was a character on Battlestar Galactica.
chelamarie  2/1/2013
In the series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Galen was the alias used by Captain Jean-Luc Picard when he posed as a smuggler aboard a mercenary ship in the episode "Gambit."
arwentroi  8/12/2011
This can also be a girl's name.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2010
Galen Bradwarden was the hero of the movie "Dragonslayer" (1981).
erb816  1/22/2010
Galen Marek is Darth Vader's secret apprentice in the Star Wars video game and novel, The Force Unleashed.
Lady_Skywalker  12/27/2009
Love this name! My favorite spelling is Gaelin, but it's fantastic any way. I knew a guy with this name, though he spelled it Gaelynn. I highly recommend this name! For a boy, at least; I don't care for it on a girl.
harry_sent_me  4/18/2009
Galen Clark, who is known as Yosemite's first "guardian".
FMRadio  7/23/2008
Another way to spell this name is 'Gaelen'. I much prefer that spelling to the others.

I've never heard this used as a girl's name. It's definitely a masculine name for me. I'd definitely consider it as a name for my son. It's a nice, traditional sounding name with a nice meaning.
Tyrelle  3/11/2008
I like this name, it SOUNDS calm.
applemilk  8/30/2007
I have seen this on women born around 1950. Other similar feminine names (Gaelyn, Galynn, etc.) are most likely combos of Gay and Lynn and have nothing to do with Galen. Most of these names were given in the 40's and 50's when Gay and Lynn were both popular for girls.
earthnut  7/10/2007
Galen is way more commonly used as a girl's name than a boy's name (at least in the U.S.)
― Anonymous User  6/16/2007
This is the middle name of Darby Galen Dempsey, one of Patrick Demspey's sons.
Alissa_Blue  5/12/2007
Gaelan was the name of one of the housemates in the Big Brother house in Australia. (Yes Australia has a Big Brother house) Unfortunately he wasn't one of my favourites. :(
― Anonymous User  4/8/2007
Alternate spelling is Gaelyn.
Kasi  3/11/2007
My name is Galen. I actually think it sounds cool if you keep saying it over and over again, and for the immature people, forget the first part that sounds like (gay). I actually get made fun of a lot. I also don't believe in what the Swedish say it means because I have a lot of friends and none of them show any sign of getting annoyed with me or just don't like me. Well I shouldn't say never but everyone has to with someone. But I just want to say to the people who think the name sounds funny and right away think of (gay) when they hear it, Grow up!
gman61492  10/13/2006
It DOES mean "mad" in Swedish. Look in a Swedish-English dictionary. Just because it means something bad in one language it doesn't make it a bad name! There are people here in Sweden called Gun.
Caprice  12/2/2006
As a Swede, I can't understand how someone can have this name, because Galen means crazy in Swedish.
someone006  7/20/2006
WOW, that is so crazy how a name can mean something beautiful in one language and something horrible in another. I knew someone with this name. I didn't like him much but I thought the name was different. His name was Galen Sean. I thought it was pretty but by American standards I am sure it as viewed as being too feminine.
― Anonymous User  9/14/2006
I am very happy that this name doesn't have a y in it :-D.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2006
Galen Grier is Dennis Hopper's 4th child's name.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
Hey! Also from Sweden and it means crazy. I USA I think that's a good spelling, but in Sweden it will be: Är du gaaaaalen?! (Are you craaaaaaazy?!). My son will not bear this name!
Dahlis  2/2/2006
An alternate spelling is "Gayln," but it's not very common.
waseom  1/23/2006
Galen Rowell was a noted wilderness photographer and climber.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2006
Galen means "mad" in Swedish, but then it's pronounced GAH-lenn.
Caprice  8/23/2005
If you're not living in Sweden, what does it matter if it means 'mad' in their language? It's an old name of Greek origin, and has nothing to do with it etymologically, and therefore it wouldn't be a problem in other places.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2007
Just like Caprice said, it means that someone is crazy in Swedish. It's the same thing as naming your baby Crazy in USA.
Frozten  12/3/2006
Except the Greek physician Galenos that mentioned before, in Greek mythology Galene was a Nereid, daughter of Doris.
Damis  6/27/2005
I read the name Galenistari on a site somewhere, and the author said that it meant green wizard in elvish (Tolkien's elvish), and since Istari is the elvish word for wizard I figured that Galen might mean green in elvish. Though it may be calen.
Caelicola  12/30/2004

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