Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


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

In 2017 the name Allen...

• was given to 787 baby boys
• was the 401st most popular name for baby boys
• was 34% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Deleware, Iowa, and Hawaii
• was least popular in New Hampshire, Nebraska, and Maine
• was about as popular as Raiden and Ari
Babies Named Allen 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 Allen...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1951
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 80% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 44% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Raymond, Thomas, Gilbert, Charlene, Marie, Juanita
• has the most opposite popularity history to Hassan, Vicente, Hasan, Noemi, Mika, Yael
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Allen Per State
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Geographically the name Allen...

• 0% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Kobe, Zion, Ari, Phoenix, Nadia, Mikayla
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Samuel, Oliver, Tanner, Alice, Hadley, Clara
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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 Allen by the Baby Name Institute

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