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This name sounds dorky and kind of old-mannish. It's not the worst name in the world, but I would never consider using it.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2019
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In 2018, 48 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Glenn who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 291st most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
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Famous American actor Glen Ford.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2018
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Used as a female name in the US in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  9/3/2018
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Glen/Glenn is a strong and simple name for a baby boy, teen and grown man. Glen//Glenn sounds dreamy too. My Grandmother's name is Glennes and I like the idea of using Glenn to honor her. I would never use this for a girl though ever. Glennes and Glenda are nice choices!
LV51sfan91  5/13/2018
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Glenn Frey (1948-2016).
RyanJShackle  5/6/2017
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The name Glenn was given to 164 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/21/2016
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Of course, who can forget Family Guy character Glenn Quagmire? Mean Girls also makes a reference with the phrase, "You go Glenn Coco!"
lilpimpteller  11/3/2015
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Glenn Frey, American musician best known as a co-founder of the classic rock band, the Eagles.

Glenn Ford, Canadian-born American actor known for starring in dramas and thrillers in the 50s.
jessica311  12/23/2013
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Glenn Rhee, a fictional character from The Walking Dead.
gh1995  11/27/2013
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The name Glenn was given to 188 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
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I'd like this name except all I can think of when I hear it is Dairy Glen, the brand of milk. I know it's spelled differently, but it is still pronounced the same.
Bazinga  1/6/2012
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I have no idea who Glenn Beck is, so that doesn't play a role in my opinion of this name. But still, I don't really like this name. I just don't really like the sound of it.
Christina Rose  3/26/2011
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Glenn Danzig, lead singer of his band Danzig & former lead singer of the iconic punk band The Misfits.
Sahara  2/5/2011
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This name sounds quite... oh, let's say "glitzy."
Just because of the (in)famous bearer Glenn Beck, I would NEVER use it on a child, because to me it is synonymous with "pompous redneck idiot."
Don't name your daughter this, either. It is a masculine name.
I do, however, love the name Glynis (and other variants, likie Glenys or Glynnis) and think Glen is a lovely nickname for it.
DaphneSusan  10/14/2010
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I this name, as simple as it is, is actually pretty good. The only masculine names I hear these days are "John" "Michael" and "Robert" and names like that. You don't hear a name like "Glenn" everyday. I like it, and it has a nice ring to it. BUT ONLY ON A BOY! Because I've heard of parents naming their girls Glenn, and that sounds terrible on a girl.
Probably the most famous bearer of the name is television/radio host Glenn Beck, known best for is libertarian/conservative political views and wanting to restore honor, integrity, and God in America.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2010
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I suppose it could be an okay name, but I either think of stupid Glenn Beck or crazy Daddy Glen from Dorothy Allison's book "Bastard out of Carolina". Not very nice namesakes, to say the least...
― Anonymous User  7/26/2010
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A famous bearer is American actor Glenn Howerton (born 13 April 1976). He's best known for his role as Dennis Reynolds on the TV series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", a television show he also serves as a writer and executive producers.
AndrewJKD  7/2/2010
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This is a name a son can be healthy with. His parents are smart.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2010
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I just don't like it. One hard syllable. And I feel like I don't like G names in general, but who knows.
Aureliano  4/10/2010
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I like this name. It's so short and simple, but strong and masculine.
number1212  5/15/2009
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I have never liked the sound of this name. It sounds gooey, sticky, and slimy.
slight night shiver  4/23/2008
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A famous bearer is American radio/television host Glenn Beck (born February 10, 1964). He is known for his conservative political views.
AndrewJKD  3/11/2008
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This is my brothers name but in his case it's short for Glendon which is not on here. I love it I think it's very versatile.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2007
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It makes me think of Glenn Miller and his music. :-)
― Anonymous User  5/5/2006
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Actor Glenn Quinn (1970-2002) is a famous bearer.
libert  4/9/2006
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John Herschel Glenn Jr. was the first American to orbit the earth. He later became a U.S. senator.
breakofday  12/22/2005
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Glenn Miller was an American jazz musician and band leader in the Swing era. He disappeared under mysterious circumstances during World War II.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
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Actress Glenn Close is a female bearer of this name.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005

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