Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. GAY-lən  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Modern form of the Greek name Γαληνός (Galenos), which meant "calm" from Greek γαλήνη (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 & CulturesGalenos(Ancient Greek)


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Entry updated May 29, 2020