Given Name JALEN

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: JAY-lin  [details]

Meaning & History

An invented name. In America it was popularized in the 1990s by basketball player Jalen Rose (1973-), whose name was a combination of those of his father James and maternal uncle Leonard.
VARIANTS: Jaylen, Jaylin, Jaylon

Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)


athletes, invented, trendy
Entry updated August 26, 2016