Alan Name Meaning and Origin

Alan is a muslim Boy name. The name is originated from ‘Gaelic’ origin. The baby name Alan means “Handsome Rock”.


Alan Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Gaelic”



Alan is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “AL + an”


Alan Name Meaning:

The exact meaning of the name Alan is not known. Most sources take it to be of Celtic origins, where it stands for both ‘rock’ and ‘handsome’. The name has been popular on and off since the 6th century. There is however another opinion that the name is a derivative of the ‘Alans’, a tribal people from the Persian region, who moved to Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries.

Islamic Meaning: Alan is a Muslim Boy name. It means “flag bearer”, the person who carries the flag during a battle.



It is a Muslim baby name.





Variations or similar name:

alaina , alan , alayna , aleena , alhena , alhina , alina , aline , alyaan , aolani , eilin , elena , eleni , elina , elna , ilana , ilena , ilina , yalina , yalinee , yalini , yuliana


Famous people with this name:

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman, English actor;

Alan Cumming, Scottish actor;

Alan Davies, English comedian;

Alan Irwin Menken, American composer and pianist;

Alan Erwin Ball, American screenwriter, producer, and director;

Alan Wray Tudyk, American actor;

Alan Ladd, American actor;

A[lan] A[lexander] Milne, English author;

Alan Sillitoe, British novelist, short-story writer and poet;

Alan Watts, English philosopher;

Alan Tam, Cantonese pop singer;

Alan Carr, English comedian and television personality;

Alan J. Heeger, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry;

Alan Shepard, American astronaut;

Alan L. Bean, American astronaut;

Alan Ashby, guitarist of American band Of Mice And Men;

Alan Turing, British cryptographer and father of computer science;

Alan Arkin, American actor;

Alan Ritchson, American actor and contestant on NBC show “I Can Do That”;

Alan Powell, American actor/singer;

Alan Olav Walker, Norwegian record producer and DJ;

Alan van Spring, Canadian actor;

Cody Alan Williams, son of actor/comedian Robin Williams;

Mason Alan Dye, son of actors Cameron Dye and Laura San Giacomo;

Brooks Alan Stuber (b. 2012), son of model Molly Sims and Scott Stuber;

Alan O’Day, American singer/songwriter;

Alan George Longmuir, Scottish guitarist (Bay City Rollers);

Alan Keith, English radio broadcaster;




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