Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɡlɛn/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic gleann "valley". It was borne by the American actor Glenn Ford (1916-2006), whose birth name was Gwyllyn. A famous bearer of the surname was American astronaut John Glenn (1921-2016). The name peaked in popularity in 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the earth.

Though this name is borne by the American actress Glenn Close (1947-), it has never caught on as a feminine name.

Related Names

RootGlenn (surname)
Feminine FormGlenna


People think this name is

classic   mature   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   simple   serious  

Name Days

France: September 11
Norway: March 26
Sweden: April 22


Entry updated January 21, 2022