Complete Definition of "Alan"

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English

Alternative spellings
Allan
Allen

Pronunciation
rhymes|ælən

Etymology
Celtic name borne by early Breton saints, of disputed origin and meaning. As an early Ir. name, perhaps connected with ail, ‘noble’. It may have been the name of a Celtic deity, the brother of Bran. Welsh Alawn, Celtic Alun, ‘harmony’. ‘Member of the tribe the Alans’.

Proper noun
en-proper noun

  1. given name|male

Derived terms
Al

Translations
trans-top|male given name
Breton: Alan, Alanig, Lan, Lanig
Catalan: Alà
Danish: Allan
Dutch: Alan, Alanus, Alain
Finnish: Allan
Flemish: Alaan, Alain
French: Alain
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Irish: Ailín
Italian: Alano, Alanno
Latin: Alanus
Scottish Gaelic: Ailean
Spanish: Alano; Alán
Swedish: Allan
Welsh: Alawn, Alun
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Revision and Credits for"Alan"
  • 2007-10-12 06:03 - Connel MacKenzie - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/203.10.224.58|203.10.224.58]] ([[User_talk:203.10.224.58|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Makaokalani|Makaokalani]]

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