Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Fair
Main Origin Language: English
(Or View Alan Girl)

In 2017 the name Alan...

• was given to 2,436 baby boys
• was the 159th most popular name for baby boys
• was 24% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in California, Nevada, and Texas
• was least popular in South Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia
• was about as popular as Antonio and Elliott
Babies Named Alan Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Alan...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1951
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1998
• is 70% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 4% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Bruce, Rex, Murray, Diane, Eileen, Lorraine
• has the most opposite popularity history to Rafael, Francesco, Aron, Adina, Shay, Shoshana
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Alan Per State
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Geographically the name Alan...

• 80% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Gael, Cristian, Angel, Valeria, Melanie, Andrea
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Landon, Jackson, Owen, Amelia, Ella, Anna
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Alan by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Alan are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Alan will be the only kid named Alan in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Alan compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Alan rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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