Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Main Origin Language: Greek
(Or View Galen Girl)

In 2017 the name Galen...

• was given to 55 baby boys
• was the 2,332nd most popular name for baby boys
• was 19% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Ohio, California, and Alaska
• was about as popular as Larson and Perseus
Babies Named Galen Born Per Year
Created by
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 Galen...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1951
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2011
• is 83% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 65% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Stephen, Willis, Cleveland, Rosa, Catharine, Cathryn
• has the most opposite popularity history to Marko, Adrian, Eliezer, Chana, Yael, Chaya
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Galen Per State
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Geographically the name Galen...

• 212% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Nevin, Sir, Kayvon, Jacklynn, Kristine, Cierra
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as James, Thomas, Asher, Elizabeth, Caroline, Amelia
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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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 Galen by the Baby Name Institute

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