Alan

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

A Celtic name of uncertain meaning [1] [2] [3]

Theories include:

1) Breton alan = 'little rock' [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

2) Irish (?!) alan = 'handsome', 'peaceful' (less certain)

3) Celtic alan = 'harmony' (less certain) [6]

4) From the name of the Iranian nomadic pastoral people Alans (Alani) [9] [8]

Related Names

Alain
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French
Alan
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Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Alanus
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Old Swedish
Aleinn
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Old Norse
Alen
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Allan
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Danish Faroese Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Állan
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Sami
Allani
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Finish
Allen
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See also Ali

For female forms see Alana, Alanda

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Alansson Iceland

Female

Alansdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Alan
Genitive: Alans
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Alan
Genitive: Alanin
Partitive: Alania
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Alan
Accusative: Alan
Dative: Alani
Genitive: Alans
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Alan
Genitive: Alans
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Alan
Genitive: Alans

Further Information

Pronunciation

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 18 November 2015 [11]

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[12]
17 29 1350 1941
Denmark Denmark[13]
0 n.a. 1028 n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
6 n.a. 753 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
0 0 49 59
Finland Finland[16]
0 0 n.a. 803
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Alan(m) Sources: [12][13][14][16]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Alan(m)

Sources: [12] [13] [14] [16]

References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Judy Sierra: Celtic Baby Names (1997)
  3. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  4. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  5. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  9. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  10. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  11. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi